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Yoga

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Yoga is a physical therapy that prompts relaxation, involving positioning your body in different poses, breathing exercises and meditation.

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. The main components of yoga are postures (a series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility) and breathing. Hatha and restorative yoga focus on relaxation and are suitable for those with a cancer diagnosis.

As with many complementary therapies, one of the main reasons that people with cancer take part in yoga is because it makes them feel good. Some say it helps calm their mind so that they can cope better with their cancer and its treatment. Others say that it helps to reduce symptoms and side effects such as pain, tiredness, sleep problems and depression. 

Many yoga teachers are registered with one of the organisations listed below, who can give information and details of local yoga teachers.  

The British Wheel of Yoga - www.bwy.org.uk

British Council for Yoga Therapy - www.bcyt.co.uk

Published Feb 2016

Next planned review: Feb 2018