Cancer recovery yoga

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“As I sit quietly, I take note of how I truly feel, both physically and emotionally. While the truth is not always pretty, I try not to ignore or deny my feelings and find courage and strength within me. Who we are inside doesn’t change, whether we lose a breast, or two, or can’t lift our arms over our heads, our divine essence doesn’t change.”

I’ve been teaching Cancer recovery yoga at Force since 2016, during that time I have led many groups through their recovery journey post treatment. We look at how yoga can be used to complement and aid recovery and help with side effects of cancer treatment. My intention is to improve well being and life though yoga. People come with a variety of conditions so I tailor the classes to meet the individual’s needs and make sure everyone is catered for.

The slow movement’s leave time to put in effort without pain or strain and listen to what your body is telling you. Yoga is not competitive so you take responsibility for what your body can do rather than worry about what it can’t do. It is not exclusive and is for anyone wanting to try.

Clients have found the regular practice of yoga helps increase strength, flexibility, range of movement, stamina, mobility. While the breathing exercises and relaxation techniques give them space to explore and connect on a deeper emotional level. Below are a few examples of how yoga can help improve cancer recovery and well being:

  • Breathing exercises help people who are caught in the fear, pain, and uncertainty of cancer
  • Gently revive energy and help improve fatigue and tiredness
  • Emotional healing and uplifting of spirit
  • Giving people back a sense of control of their body and their life
  • Transforming how people see their body after cancer, improving body confidence
  • Listen to the body and what it’s telling you, encouraging self observation
  • Helps with loss of appetite, sickness and diarrhoea, constipation, nausea,
  • Improve lymph drainage and flow
  • Breathlessness
  • Mouth problems ulcers and soreness, loss of sense of taste
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Changes in bladder and colon control
  • Possible osteoporosis – weight bearing exercise to strengthen bones
  • Balance poses for grounding and stability
  • Neuropathy and joint pain as a result of radiotherapy and chemotherapy
  • Relieve symptoms of depression, and anxiety that often accompany treatment
  • Relaxation of the nervous system and enhance immune function

Client testimonials:

“Excellent teaching, very clear, good demonstrations”

“A great start for a complete novice like me”

“Relaxed sympathetic atmosphere”

“I intend to maintain it and continue to improve my life, physically and mentally”

“I wouldn’t have got back on track without doing this practice”

More info please telephone: 07914 385507