Deep Rest: Healing Yoga for Cancer-Related Fatigue

By
Cheryl Fenner Brown, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500
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For most people, a good night’s sleep will set us right when we experience occasional fatigue. Cancer-related fatigue is different and not completely understood by allopathic medicine. This deep tiredness is not alleviated by sleeping and is one of the most common, frustrating, and long-lasting side effects for many survivors.

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