Yoga will make you feel better. It’s that simple.
Studies at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and at other cancer centers throughout the U.S. and Canada are showing that practicing yoga can positively affect the quality of life of people with cancer.
Yoga has been shown to:
- Increase energy
- Decrease fatigue
- Improve mood
- Decrease depression
- Decrease anxiety
- Improve sleep
- Help with pain management
If you or someone you know has cancer please consider our Very Gentle and/or Restorative yoga classes, taught weekly at the Yoga Gallery.
Our teachers have special training and experience that makes them uniquely qualified to teach cancer patients.
Yoga Gallery co-director Lynn Felder is a cancer survivor who has been teaching yoga to cancer patients and people with limited mobility and injuries since 2001.
In addition to teaching classes for these populations at the studio and at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Lynn has created an instructional DVD,
"Gentle Yoga for Cancer Patients: Reconnecting Body, Mind and Spirit,” available at www.artsofyoga.com and at Let It Be Yoga, your yoga boutique located on premise.
The DVD came out of Lynn's personal experience with cancer, her experience teaching patients and survivors and specific training in the therapeutics of yoga for cancer patients.
The DVD includes instructions for a 45-minute Yoga practice with adaptations for your abilities and energy level, as well as instructions for making — or acquiring — and using "props" in your practice.