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Cancer Patients Find Yoga An Effective Complementary Therapy


The benefits of yoga are being taken advantage of by more and more people these days. The chance to find mediation, stretch the muscles and decrease pain and fatigue is helping to make yoga one of the most popular options for exercising right now. Many are unaware that yoga is being used by patients with cancer and other illnesses as a major complementary option in the treatment process.

Understanding the Different Types of Yoga

Author: Suzanne Morrison

Yoga is becoming a more and more popular activity in the Western world today. The number of places holding Yoga classes is on the increase and there is a plethora of different types of Yoga. With a choice of Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga,  Power Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Bikram Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga and many more it can be easy to get confused

This article will help you to understand the difference between the most popular types of Yoga so you can choose which type is right for you.

Yoga As An Alternative Approach to Cancer Therapy

Yoga and Cancer Therapy

Yoga is one of the most widely used complementary and alternative medicine therapies to manage illness. The amount of research that is going into studying the beneficial effects for those living with cancer is simply overwhelming. From reducing nausea due to chemotherapy to lowering cortisol levels to improving quality of life, yoga has been proven to be an effective approach to cancer therapy.

Yoga for Neck Pain and Headaches, Part 1: Stretching the Neck

Neck pain and headaches are often caused by excessive muscle tension in the neck and shoulders, which can lead to nerve impingements, disc misalignments and feelings of tension, discomfort and pain in the neck and head. These symptoms can be relieved, or at least partially relieved, with a regular stretching routine that lengthens all of the major muscle groups of the neck and shoulders.

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