How To Create A Yoga Garden For Breast Cancer Healing

How To Create A Breast Cancer Yoga GardenBy: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

Most avid gardeners spend much time hunched over, pulling weeds, moving heavy wheel barrels, shoveling and digging. While this hard work is extremely rewarding, the intense physical labor takes its toll on the body, oftentimes resulting in aching shoulders and a sore back.

Try Introducing Yoga Poses That You Can Do At Home
Integrate a yoga practice into your daily life. Practice postures that counteract repetitive movements, and strengthen core muscles to help you recover from breast cancer treatments. Try poses that you can do while you garden and thus bringing more lightness and fun into this everyday chore. By developing a practice that is preventative, healing, and creative, you can learn how to take care of your body so that you can continue to do the work you love without the aches and pains. By integrating yoga into your daily life your body, and perhaps your garden, will thank you!Yoga In The Garden For Breast Cancer Healing

Try These FREE Yoga Garden Videos

Consider Building Your Own Yoga Garden
A backyard designed to be a “little piece of heaven” can make ordinary time and space into something memorable,” a serene garden should embody three elements:

  • Simplicity
  • Sanctuary
  • and delight

Where To Start
Pick a setting that isn’t too fussy and offers partial shelter, so gardens designed for serenity allow us to get in touch with nature. As we breathe in and out during asanas, we slow down and become more ‘present’. This stillness allows us to become more fully engaged with our surroundings. The uplifting feelings that yoga engenders is wonderfully enhanced in a beautiful outdoor setting.Yoga Deck For Breast Cancer Healing

Yoga Deck 

The combination of yoga practice and a healing garden is so inviting.  We encourage you to design a garden with all of nature”s nurturing and healing qualities, including:

  • Curving walks invite us to amble along a little more slowly
  • Large rocks or stone sculptures ‘ground’ us and their stabilizing presence is soothing
  • The colors blue and green induce calm and add a feeling of restfulness to any outdoor space
  • Trees can add supportive energy to the surroundings
  • Use two-thirds evergreen plants and one-third flowering plants, following the ideal proportion found in Japanese gardens
  • Add a water feature for a soothing water sound
  • Use rounded shapes in the layout design and in furniture
  • Keep simple lines and shapes

What To Plant In Your Yoga Garden
Gardens can be quiet places of renewal, no matter the size or location. Plants provide a wonderful green buffer that separates us from a crowded environment. Add plants that gives you delight.  It just depends on your tastes and where you live.  And of course, include lots of flowers in pots!

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn 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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