Yoga is a practice that combines the body, mind, and breath. Yoga for cancer patients is done using gentle and slow movements as well as breathing techniques to develop a calm presence and focus.
According to the National Cancer Institute, practicing yoga during cancer treatment may:
Common Yoga Poses for Cancer Patients
A few common poses that can be used during a yoga and cancer recovery treatment program are:
For patients with cancer, meditation and other calming activities can be highly beneficial. At Banner MD Anderson, we offer Mind/Body consultations that offer you tools to help you ease your stress as well as promote a healthy state of relaxation in the body and inner calm and peace in the mind.
Some of the tools include: