Ask the Expert: Yoga and Breast Cancer
from Living Beyond Breast Cancer (lbbc.org)
THE BENEFITS OF YOGA provide both instant gratification and lasting transformation. YOGA IS A MINDFULL PRACTICE that can change your physical and mental well being as it prepares the mind and body for long-term health. by Tara Broderick
Yoga is for everyone
Everyone can feel accepted and included. Whether you like to say "Om" or you can’t stand the word “yogi;” whether you are 92, 53, or even 12, yoga can help you. Yoga encourages overall health and wellness
Yoga is about a healthy lifestyle.
The practice of yoga allows one to be still in a world consumed with chaos. Peace and tranquility achieved. Yoga’s breathing and meditation practices help foster an inner shift from to-do lists, kids and spouse’s needs, financial concerns and relational struggles to something a little bit bigger than the issues you face. Yoga helps relieve stress and clear the mind.
Yoga has many faces
One of the benefits of yoga is that you can choose a yoga style that is tailored to your lifestyle. Whether you're at home, in a private session, watching a DVD or at a studio or gym, there are a huge variety of options available to suit your goals and needs. If you are a yoga beginner, Hatha yoga, which focuses on basic postures at a comfortable pace, would be great for you. If you want to increase strength through using more of your own body’s resistance, vinyasa yoga may be right for you. No matter your fitness level or health history, yoga has a place for you.
Strength training and flexibility
Yoga’s focus on strength and flexibility is an incredible benefit to your body. The postures are meant to strengthen your body from the inside-out, so you don’t just look good, you feel good too. You don't have to be strong or flexible to do yoga. Yoga will give you strength and flexibility.