September is National Yoga Month.
In this blog post Karen Whittier, RYT from Embrace Activism shares her thoughts about Cancer and Exercise, and why you should consider adding Yoga to a post cancer exercise regimen.
"Though yoga originated as a way to meditate, to foster clear thinking and decision-making, the physical benefits yoga can bring are the ones emphasized more here in the West. Yoga does make positive changes to the body: increasing flexibility, improving balance, increasing your strength and the general tone of the body. But yoga can be so much more. Yoga’s value and impact on the mind and spirit should not be discounted. That’s especially true for cancer survivors."
Research has increasingly shown that exercise is an important tool during the cancer journey. This is true during treatment, and especially to help reclaim your life after treatments have been completed.
"Your body came through the cancer battle; let yoga give you the tools to bring your mind and spirit to victory too."
Grab your mat and join in the national celebration of yoga this month!
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