Yoga for Breast Cancer was created exclusively to address the needs of breast cancer battlers and survivors. This special series of yoga poses help reduce stress and increase energy, and also address the unique needs of breast cancer battlers. The poses will increase flexibility, bring healing energy to the areas that need it most, calm the nervous system, and relax the mind and body.
I will break my comments into sections. The beginning of this video (first 10 minutes or so) is pretty good, except that modifications should be suggested for anyone who is unable to sit cross-legged on the floor or get up off the floor easily. After a bilateral mastectomy, it's not easy to get up from the floor because it requires one to put weight on one's arms. But this part of the video is usable if one modifies it by sitting in a chair. Another problem, however, is that the lengthy static poses seem to put too much strain on the shoulders and chest if one is still recovering from surgery. A modification I found helpful was to change the poses into more fluid, dynamic stretches with small movements to go in and out of the pose. A large portion of the middle of the video is unusable for anyone with knee problems. If you cannot put your weight on your knees, it's impossible to do these moves (and I'm sure a lot of women recovering from breast surgery are older and thus in this category). Some of the poses in the middle of the video also put too way too much weight on the arms and chest for anyone recovering from mastectomy. Near the end of the video, there is one great pose that was worth the cost of the video for me (the one using the wall and stretching the arm back). I now do this several times a day because it just really helps with the tightness across the chest. The meditative portion of this video takes up the last 20 minutes. The short videos of natural things like the ocean or waving palm trees are nice, but the quality is low and they are somewhat fuzzy. But I guess people would have their eyes closed anyway so it's just sort of a 20-minute meditation timer of sorts to follow the exercises.Read more ›
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