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do you have any yoga techniques for cancer patients?

By Anonymous February 18, 2009 - 11:35am
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My friend has Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Large B cell type of Cancer and she is looking for any information on Yoga for cancer patients. do you know of any free resources for her?

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You have got to have your friend check out The Wellness Community. It's an amazing non-profit organization devoted to providing FREE classes, support groups and resources to people with cancer and their loved ones. They offer free yoga classes, as well as other exercise classes, nutrition classes, etc, etc. It's an amazing place. There are nearly 25 locations throughout the US. Go to their main web site to find one in her area:


February 20, 2009 - 12:33pm

Does your friend want something like a group Yoga class or something she can do alone at home? If the latter, Jon Kabat-Zin has a few CDs that combine meditation and Yoga exercises.

Jon is professor of Medicine Emeritus and founding director of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His 8-week program focuses on patients who suffer from cancer or other health conditions. It is a very easy to follow program if someone prefers to do it at home.

February 18, 2009 - 11:32pm
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Hi Anon

Thanks for your question - I hope your friend recovers well from her cancer.

We have many resources for people with cancer and the kind of yoga that can help them.

Please click on our Health Events section (three links over from Community toward the top of this page) and type in yoga + cancer and then the location of your friend. I don't know where she is living so hopefully you can find something for her. If you do find an event, and the event has passed, feel free to contact the location and ask if they are planning another event or they may refer to you another local service.

Or you can click to it here : http://www.empowher.com/events

Also, a member here - Haralee - is a cancer survivor and has posted her story, that includes yoga - here : http://www.empowher.com/community/share/exercise-breast-cancer-survivorship

Finally, you can also click to our Yoga section in our encyclopedia where the different kinds of yoga and teachers are discussed in-depth - : http://www.empowher.com/media/reference/yoga-finding-right-type-and-right-teacher

Does this help?

February 18, 2009 - 2:36pm
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