Practicing Yoga to Regain Inner Strength

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We constantly hear or read how important regular exercise is to overall health and wellness, and while this is true for the general population, it is also important for patients with cancer and survivors.  If the gym scares you, do not worry:  many routines can be done right from the comfort of your own home such as yoga.

I L.O.V.E. yoga. I practiced while going through my treatment plan for breast cancer and I truly felt that it eased symptoms of fatigue, nausea, and decreased range of motion and weakness that I experienced after my cancer diagnosis. I was informed by my oncologist that is also improves cardiovascular, respiratory and bone health and enhances mood and sleep. My instructor was able to scale many poses down for me to fit my needs and abilities during my treatment.

Today, I still do yoga, and still L.O.V.E. It brings me a sense of peace and I really feel centered. Practicing yoga helps me to regain my inner strength.

I hope you try it!

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