A short oncology class with Tari Prinster focused on Balance. This short class is just a portion of a typical full length yoga4cancer class, but works well for those who have limited time to practice.
Why is good balance important to cancer survivors?
- A cancer diagnosis challenges our balance… in life’s daily rhythms, physically, emotionally, even financially.
- Treatment side effects like chemo brain, feet neuropathy, fatigue or fear of falling can contribute to feeling balance challenged.
- In yoga we practice poses to find and help keep our balance, physically and mentally.
- Balancing poses are challenging and take more focus than strength.
- They also are a sure way to build bone. The simple formula to maintaining a yoga balance is a peaceful mind in a well balanced body.
“Challenges are tools that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand.”- Oprah Winfred
Yoga has been proven to be effective in managing short and long term side effects and improve long term health. American Cancer Society and other oncology organizations recommends a minimum of 150 minutes of yoga per week for all cancer survivors.