How To Begin A Yoga Practice For Breast Cancer

Although Diana passed away and I shared her tribute in my blog, this is a posting of Diana’s wonderful work in the importance of yoga in recovering from breast cancer treatment and life beyond.

Breast Cancer Authority

Restorative Yoga For Breast Cancer Recovery BookAuthor: Diana Ross, E-RYT 500, Posted By:Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

Where do I start?   What do I need to know to begin a yoga practice? One day at a time is where you start so not to set yourself up for failure. Start simple and small so a positive tone for each day is encouraged and then re-enforced. Find a reputable yoga teacher that specializes in breast cancer recovery or some great well recommended DVDs.

Now let’s begin:

  • Set a specific time each day (preferably mornings)  Begin with consistency.
  • Brush and floss your teeth, empty your bladder, and begin on an empty stomach
  • Find a quiet and well ventilated space. This space will become your sacred space for healing.
  • Dress comfortably; no belts and tight jeans
  • Play music that is soothing or maintain silence
  • Adjust the lighting to be soft or enjoy the natural sunlight
  • Create a…

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One thought on “How To Begin A Yoga Practice For Breast Cancer

  1. This system of yoga encourages and supports recovery back to a balanced state of mind and body. This is where one can learn to lessen muscle and emotional tension, and replace it with self-nurturance, health, vitality and hope. Thanks for sharing!

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