How To Begin A Yoga Practice For Breast Cancer

Restorative Yoga For Breast Cancer Recovery Book

Author: Diana Ross, E-RYT 500, Posted By: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

Where do I start?   What do I need to know to begin a yoga practice? One day at a time is where you start so not to set yourself up for failure. Start simple and small so a positive tone for each day is encouraged and then re-enforced. Find a reputable yoga teacher that specializes in breast cancer recovery or some great well recommended DVDs.

Now let’s begin:

  • Set a specific time each day (preferably mornings)  Begin with consistency.
  • Brush and floss your teeth, empty your bladder, and begin on an empty stomach
  • Find a quiet and well ventilated space. This space will become your sacred space for healing.
  • Dress comfortably; no belts and tight jeans
  • Play music that is soothing or maintain silence
  • Adjust the lighting to be soft or enjoy the natural sunlight
  • Create a room decor as uplifting as possible
  • If possible have a mat, blocks and other props for support
  • Start small, maybe 5 minutes at first and then gradually add onto your time

The benefits of relaxing the body while giving time for the mind to consciously rest often induce deep relaxation. The deeper the tensions of mind and body the greater overall detrimental effect on the mind and body. Yoga props will assist in allowing for this relaxation to occur.

Good thoughts produce good reactions and negative thoughts drain the energy right out due to the excess tension. Be open to experience yoga and the positive flow of life energy that comes through the practice.

To experience the benefits of yoga for breast cancer, it is essential that you begin with simple, gentle yoga movements. You should also consult a doctor before you begin practicing yoga. It is also necessary that you follow a yogic diet that consists of a mainly vegetarian diet to enhance the benefits of yoga.

Diana RossAbout 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 if you have questions.

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  1. This is a very informative post that would hopefully help a lot of women who want to try yoga but are a bit too hesitant. Proper preparation and warm-ups are the key to a successful yoga practice for all beginners! There are a bunch of equipment today that can help people do poses more comfortably so there’s really no need to be scared.

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  2. Reblogged this on Coping With Breast Cancer and commented:
    Although Diana passed away and I shared her tribute in my blog, this is a posting of Diana’s wonderful work in the importance of yoga in recovering from breast cancer treatment and life beyond.

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  3. It is a tribute to Diana that her work lives on. Blessings.

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  4. helensamia says:

    I believe you need to change our piece about Diana Ross as she past away in January as your post told us. It needs to be relevant regarding her death i feel RIP Diane..

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  5. Reblogged this on lymphfantastic and commented:
    Wonderful article !

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