The benefits of a regular yoga practice are vast. Specific to those dealing with cancer, clinical evidence has shown that yoga practices can help relieve pain, fatigue, and sleep disruptions that have developed due to the diagnosis or the treatment itself.
Some additional benefits of Yoga are:
- Detoxifies and strengthens the body
- Increases range of motion and flexibility
- Keeps the spine strong
- Strengthens the immune system
- Manages weight gain, fear and anxiety
- Enhances body image, empowerment and wellbeing
Yoga4Cancer, developed by Tari Prinster, a cancer survivor and master yoga teacher, is a specialized yoga methodology that is tailored to address the specific physical and emotional needs left by cancer & its treatments. This unique approach focuses on how to stimulate the immune system through movement, improve flexibility & strength, along with reducing anxiety and boosting overall well-being.
At Into The Flow we are utilizing this methodology in our Yoga classes, in conjunction with mindfulness and meditation practices. Our intention is to address the wholistic needs of the individual, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual, in order to foster a balanced state of wellbeing.
Any-body and every-body are welcome to these classes, whether you are newly diagnosed, receiving treatment or in remission. No prior yoga experience is necessary. We meet you where you are in mind and body and guide you towards balance.
Should you have had recent surgery or have other health condition(s) presenting that impact your ability to safely engage in physical exercise, please have a Doctor’s consent prior to attending your first class.
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To learn more about how yoga can benefit you, here are some recommended resources:
Yoga for Cancer, A Guide to Managing Side Effects, Boosting Immunity, and Improving Recovery for Cancer Survivors, by Tari Prinster
Yoga and Breast Cancer, by Ingrid Kollak & Isabell Utz-Billing
Yoga for Pain Relief: Simple Practices to Calm Your Mind and Heal Your Chronic Pain, by Kelly McGonigal and Timothy McCall
Yoga and Breast Cancer, a Journey to Health and Healing, by Ingrid Kollak & Isabell Utz-Billing
Living Your Yoga, by Judith Hanson Lasater
Spiritual Health and Mind/Body Connection
The Healing Circle, Integrating science, Wisdom and Compassion in Reclaiming Wholeness on the Cancer Journey, by Rutledge/Walker
The Resilient Spirit,Transforming Suffering into Insight and Renewal, by Polly Young-Eisendrath, PH.D
Living Your Yoga, Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life, by Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D
Full Catastrophe Living, Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness, by Jon Kabat-Zinn
The Breathing Book, by Donna Farhi
Go In and In, Poems from the Heart of Yoga, by Danna Faulds
My Grandfather’s Blessings, by Rachel Naome Remen, MD
The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz
Zen Cancer Wisdom, by Suzanne Friedman
The Great Work of Your Life, by Stephen Cope
The body Keeps The Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma, by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.