October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Here are 3 Ways Yoga Can Make An Impact.

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October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Here are 3 Ways Yoga Can Make An Impact.

According to BreastCancer.org, there will be about 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed in women in our country.  Add to that, 62,930 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer AND 2,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2019.  To say it’s a concern is an understatement. But there are some things you can do to take preventive measures and stay on top of your breast health. Some of those things include Chinese Medicine, Thermography, Lymphatic Drainage, and Yoga!

 

Yes, YOGA!  Read On To Learn More…

 

IMPACT of EXERCISE:

In general, exercise can help lower breast cancer risk.  General exercise including yoga as well as some of the specific yoga poses practiced can lower levels of some hormones like insulin and estrogen.  It has been found that insulin and estrogen may be associated with the development and progression of breast cancer.

 

COMBAT FATIGUE:

Fatigue is a real problem and issue when taking on the fight against breast cancer.  Yoga can help combat the fatigue experienced by:

  • enhancing physical functioning
  • reducing fatigue
  • improving sleep
  • boosting quality of life

 

MINIMIZE STRESS AND ANXIETY:

So many things come along with the diagnosis of breast cancer that many don’t think about – especially things like stress and anxiety.  Yoga is routinely seen as positive and effective way to reduce stress and anxiety. When we have the ability to lower our stress and anxiety, we may have a better opportunity to heal our bodies.

 

Try a yoga class or two to explore how it may help you or a loved one manage not only the effects of a breast cancer diagnosis but also how it can improve the quality of life for anyone who is interested.  For a full schedule of the all of the yoga classes we offer, CLICK HERE.

 

By | 2019-10-03T19:03:41+00:00 October 3rd, 2019|Blog, Yoga|0 Comments

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