Yoga focuses on the union of mind, body and spirit through physical postures (poses), breath-work and meditation. The goal is to calm the mind and the body while rejuvenating the spirit and increasing life force energy.
Yoga has many different benefits, in a variety of patients it has been able to help with anxiety, depression, relaxation, sleep, body aches and much more. Cancer and the treatment of cancer can cause a great deal of stress on a person; doing yoga for cancer recvoery can be used to help alleviate some of the psychological and physical symptoms.
The breathing exercises taught in yoga can help patients focus their energy on something other than their illness. It helps to clear their mind which in turn lowers their stress.
Studies have shown that practicing yoga and meditation can help to slow down and in some cases even help to stop the growth of cancer.