Yoga: Benefits for breast cancer, and poses

Experts advise gentle exercise, such as yoga, at all stages of cancer, including before, during, and after treatment. Photo: Pexels

(Courtney Sullivan/ Medical News Today) — Research shows that people can control physical functions, such as breathing, heart rate, body temperature, and blood pressure, through yoga practice. By controlling these physical functions, yoga can help people reduce stress levels and improve feelings of relaxation and well-being.

Research also shows that people with breast cancer who do yoga may feel less stressed, enjoy a better quality of life, and experience less fatigue.

One 2018 review found that low intensity forms of yoga, such as gentle Hatha and restorative yoga, are safe and effective for treating the following symptoms in people with cancer or survivors. (…)

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