Healing Yoga for Cancer: Pain Relief

By
Cheryl Fenner Brown, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500
yoga for cancer

Although cancer touches one in three women and one in two men nationwide, more people than ever are living longer after treatment. New and promising research heralds the benefits of yoga practice post-treatment.  Yoga practices that include movement, breath work, and meditation can help survivors better tolerate residual pain, cancer-related fatigue, lymphedema, peripheral neuropathy, insomnia and anxiety that often accompany treatment and can linger on for years after treatment.

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