A Happy Magazine reader got in touch with us recently via Twitter to let us know that she thought this Yoga for Breast Cancer DVD was a really great resource.
The DVD is available on Amazon so we’ve added it to the Happy Magazine Shop along with a few more yoga resources and accessories we found when we were looking for this.
Here’s some more info about the DVD from the Amazon product listing:
In the UK, Cancer Research UK (CRUK) officially recognises that based on 10 clinical trials performed – “yoga could help to reduce anxiety, depression, fatigue and stress for some patients”.
The scientific community has just begun to understand and learn about the profound benefits that the 3000 year old ancient yoga practice can bring to cancer survivors. Yoga is now an integral part of any cancer treatment modality programme for assisting cancer patients in their recovery. Several clinical studies, including recent ones performed by MD Anderson Centre in the USA has demonstrated that breast cancer patients who participated regularly in yoga classes were more relaxed, less likely to experience chronic pain and fatigue resulting in better quality of life.
Unsurprisingly, breast cancer survivors who practised yoga were also half as likely to be depressed as their counterpart cancer survivors who did not practise yoga. One of the suggested physiological impacts yoga has, which other exercises do not confer is that yoga can help to reduce the stress hormone cortisol level, which is an indicator to how cancer patients will respond to cancer treatment. In simple words, the more cancer survivors practise yoga, the lower were their stress hormone cortisol level, improving their post cancer treatment survival rates.
Thank you to Claire K for the hot tip!
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