Navigating Cancer – How Yoga can Help

Why people with cancer use yoga?

As with many types of complementary therapy one of the main reasons that people with cancer use yoga is because it makes them feel good. Yoga teachers promote it as a natural way to help you relax and cope with stress, anxiety and depression.

Generally, it can help to lift your mood and enhance wellbeing.

In March 2010 a review of studies into yoga for patients with cancer was published. It included 10 trials. It found that yoga could help to reduce anxiety, depression, tiredness (fatigue) and stress for some patients. And it improved the quality of sleep, mood and spiritual wellbeing for some people.

Yoga may not cure cancer. However, yoga postures designed for cancer sufferers are easy and relaxing so as to encourage resilience. They rejuvenate a person enough to fight for their lives.

Performed daily, patients look forward to the energizing sessions, however tired they may be. It brings about a sense of well-being, pushing the body towards better strength and immunity. With internal calm, patients have found physical and emotional healing.

Other research suggests that yoga may help people with other health problems such as:

high blood pressure (hypertension)

lower back pain

joint problems, such as arthritis

asthma

epilepsy

irritable bowel syndrome

anxiety and depression

Or Supplements encourages you to find your own practice and use Yoga to energize and revitalize your body. Here are some good poses to try… For a stronger, healthier journey.