By Diana Ross, E-RYT 500 Co-Founder of Breast Cancer Yoga
We are so excited to say that results of the largest ever research grant ($4 million) to study the effects of yoga on breast cancer now available. Dr. Lorenzo Cohen, PhD. was awarded the largest ever grant to research the benefits of YOGA as a genuine tool in helping women through the stages of breast cancer. http://www.mdanderson.org/education-and-research/departments-programs-and-labs/programs-centers-institutes/integrative-medicine-program/index.html
Dr. Cohen and I met in a discussion group at the very first IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) symposium at the Himalayan Institute a few years back. He was a presenter and spoke of the benefits of yoga for women during breast cancer. Being specific about the autonomic nervous system balancing the hormones of the body, in particular cortisol a stress hormone. Stress as we all know plays a large impact on how we handle life altering circumstances. Now the results are in and we are all excited to find out the yoga postures and breathing techniques play a large role in healing during breast cancer.
This is a computation on yoga and radiation. http://jco.ascopubs.org/content/early/2014/03/03/JCO.2012.48.2752.abstract
About Diana Ross: E-RYT 500 restorative yoga teacher, survivor that cares and founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Diana is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at email@example.com if you have questions.