Yoga seems an obvious path for cancer patients and survivors coping with difficult treatments and their ongoing side effects. In fact, oncologist and cancer organizations are recommending yoga and exercise as part of a cancer survivors recovery and management plan.
Both the American Cancer Society and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends between to 150 – 320 minutes of yoga per week to speed recovery or defend against cancer occurrence and reoccurrence. The 2018 guidelines highlighted that an active yoga practice (mentioning Vinyasa) was necessary.
But, not all yoga is the same and for cancer survivors the needs are different.
True compassion flows from knowledge and facts.
Without specific training, a yoga professional is not equipped to understand the unique physical and emotional needs and challenges of those touched by cancer.
Over the past decade, the volume of research to support yoga as a safe and effective way to manage cancer side-effects has grown.
Our evidence informed Oncology Yoga method and training programs provide the education, support and advocacy so that cancer patients and survivors achieve the exercise guidelines in safe and effective ways.
Cancer in Our World
40% of the world’s population will receive a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime.
17 million new cases of cancer were diagnosed worldwide each year.
68% of people will survive.
The cancer survivor population is large and growing due to the advancements in treatments. However, cancer treatment cause short and long term side effects that require management to improve long term health and survival.
Oncology Yoga is an evidence informed yoga method tailored to address the specific physical and emotional needs left by the cancer and cancer treatments. It is an active practice that matches breath and movement to mitigate the short and long term side effects that cancer patients and survivors face like bone loss, lymphedema, scar tissue, constipation, neuropathy, fatigue, anxiety and many more.
yoga4cancer is Oncology Yoga.
yoga4cancer is designed to help cancer survivors achieve the oncology and healthcare organization recommendation to speed recovery or defend against cancer reoccurrence. Each session will:
build strength and flexibility
strengthen the immune system and the lymphatic function
reduce cancer related fatigue
improve sleep and reduce anxiety
increase bone density
help manage common side effects like lymphedema, constipation and neuropathy
and encourage survivors to participate in their wellness plan
Oncology Yoga improves the lives of cancer survivors.