Cancer treatment is an arduous process. Patients may experience a range of debilitating side effects both during and after treatment. Yoga may help with these side effects, but is it possible for people undergoing cancer treatment, who may be suffering from fatigue, nausea, psychological distress, and cognitive issues, to stick to a yoga routine?

Finding Equanimity and Grace: A Meditation on Breast Cancer

Why Practice Mindfulness? Last July, I had the good fortune to sit an 18-day meditation retreat at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin County, California. After 28 years of attending Vipassana retreats I’m... Read more

Navigating Cancer Treatment: How Yoga Can Help

While most of us have been touched by breast cancer in some way—from our own experience or that of family members and friends—we aren’t necessarily aware of strategies for early detection and for supporting... Read more

Vagus Nerve Activity May Impact Cancer Prognosis

What gives people greater resilience in the face of life-threatening illness like cancer? Researchers now believe that vagal nerve activity may contribute to enhanced health and longer life expectancy for... Read more
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Yoga and Mindfulness May Increase Odds of Cancer Survival, Study Finds

While the benefits of yoga and meditation for cancer patients are well-documented, these have largely been thought to be either psychological or for symptom management. However, a groundbreaking new study finds that the effects may actually extend to increasing the odds of long-term survival. Read more

Study: Yoga Helps Overcome Sleep Problems in Cancer Survivors

Millions of people around the globe suffer from sleep disturbances. A poor night’s sleep not only slows you down physically, but can also lead to poor concentration, mood problems, and memory impairment. This is particularly the case for cancer survivors, who have experienced considerable stress due to their illness, medical procedures, and treatment-related side effects. Read more

Functional Healing: How One Man Overcame Cancer Four Times with Yoga & Meditation

Amit Gal Anon is the creator of Functional Anatomy together with physical therapist Gill Solberg, both from Israel. When we first came across this cutting-edge 3D software that illustrates the anatomical functions of the human body during yoga workouts, we were floored. It’s a truly impressive achievement, which makes the ins and out of functional anatomy as it applies to alignment in yoga postures easy and intuitive to access. Read more

Cancer as a Teacher: Yoga and the Timeless Essence of Life

Today I was teaching a man with Stage IV cancer. There are no promises. I cannot cure him; I'm not an oncologist. But as he and I have both experienced, yoga goes beyond that and points to a health and, yes, bliss, that is not just of the body, but of the wholeness of which we are. Read more
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Teaching Yoga to Someone with Cancer: Is it Different?

Cancer survivors come with high expectations of yoga. These expectations are not any different than those of regular students. So, why would teaching yoga to cancer patients and survivors be any different than teaching yoga to healthy people? Read more

Breast Cancer Survivor Bonnie Randall Champions Yoga for Grief Management

How does one survive breast cancer, plus the illness of one child and the death of another? For Bonnie Randall the answer is yoga. Read more
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How Yoga Helps Cancer Patients and Cancer Survivors

Cancer patients who practice yoga as therapy during their treatment often refer to their yoga practice as a life-saver, the one thing that would bring relief from the often debilitating discomfort and fatigue. Read more