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Yoga for Cancer Recovery

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Led by Claire Petretti, a breast cancer survivor, this program is designed specifically for someone going through cancer treatment or recovery. Claire credits practicing and teaching yoga as the vital components in her journey back to radiant health. She is excited to be able to share this with others undergoing treatment and beyond. You'll feel revitalized and inspired as you practice with the support of others who have survived various types of cancer, from breast cancer to colon cancer. This class is suitable for all levels, even if you've never practiced yoga before! The 60-minute practice combines energizing postures to boost your energy and build flexibility, strength, and range of motion, along with restorative poses and breath work. This practice is designed to help restore bone loss and muscular strength, all while enhancing circulation, digestion and lymphatic flow. The 30-minute Relaxation practice option is for days when you just need to dissolve stress, alleviate pain and soothe your spirit. The focus is on breathing, rejuvenating and restoring your energy.

Product Details

  • Actors: Claire Petretti
  • Directors: Jenny Hamel, Chad Voisen
  • Producers: LLC Ocean Soul Yoga Productions
  • Format: DVD
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Ocean Soul Yoga Productions
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005UJ7HQ6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #96,641 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By Katherine C. Orth on November 9, 2011
I am NOT recovering from cancer...but I have had tendon transplants in both hands from severe arthritis, both shoulders have had rotator cuff & inpingement repair, anterior disc repair in c5-c6 & c6-c7 with cadavar implimentation and a titanium plate in my neck and am in need of a knee replacement.
I have never done Yoga. My niece gave me the video. I watched it and thought I might as well give it a go. I fell in love instantly. When I sat on the floor I could berely cross my legs. 10 minutes into the film...I realized that I was so relaxed I was actually sitting cross-legged! The energy I have after doing Yoga is incredible. I am no pain free in my shoulders and knee. I can't speak highly enough about this DVD! And if I can do Yoga...anyone can do it! Gotta go get my Yoga on!!
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If I could make one suggestion that would make this DVD more enjoyable it would be to slow down the breathing on the postures that are timed to the breath. I have to put the DVD on pause and do my own pace or I would hyperventilate for certain. Other than that it's gentle and relaxing and my body feels pretty relaxed following it.
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I am currently in treatment for Stage 3C breast cancer. Post-bilateral mastectomy, midway through chemotherapy, and a month away from six weeks of radiation treatment. I haven't been able to do my practice every day but when I am up to it, this DVD (and Rodney Yee's AM Yoga) are exactly what I need. The work is not too strenuous but definitely stretches my limits and improves my well-being physically, psychologically, and emotionally. Thank you to Claire Petretti for seeing a need and making the video!
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The pain, fear, stress and anxiety that a person fighting cancer goes through are not emotions I can pretend to understand, but Claire knows them first hand. As a health practitioner, many of my clients have found that lymphatic movement (enhanced by yoga) and breath work have been a source of new life and well-being during the most challenging battle of their lives. Most exercise regimes are too strict, too high impact, or just not specialized to cater to the unique needs of the thousands who are going through treatment or healing. This DVD, and Claire in particular, has achieved that here. She has gathered a group who are familiar with the fight and willing to share their journey to inspire and call to action those who feel they have no outlet. I can think of 6 people off hand that have never suffered with cancer, but rather: injuries, fibromyalgia, severe inflammation or just a sedentary lifestyle that need the perfect place to start improving their health. This program is ideally suited for them (in fact they may be getting a copy for the Holidays.) Isn't it time that we vote with our dollars for what we value most...HEALTH AND HOPE for those we love the most? People need to be supported through this; what a perfect way to let them know that you are cheering for them to beat this thing. I witnessed Claire go through this battle and have never met a human being more raw, and real about the whole affair. She even found ways to laugh at a time when most could only cry, although, there was plenty of that too. I can think of no one better qualified to teach and lead others through this maze of emotion and emerge victorious. Regenerate, Rejuvenate, Relax and Recover...you seriously deserve this. Great DVD for beginners, people who are stressed, busy people and those who just need a few minutes in the day to call their own...sound familiar?
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As a person working with Stage IV cancer, this is just the right amount of work for my battered body. I feel like I am doing something to help myself, and it feels good.

I have no hesitation recommending this to my fellow Cancer friends and even those with joint problems or minor disabilities.
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I have not done the 60-minute practice yet, but the 30-minute practice is really very good. I'm a recent breast cancer survivor, just trying to regain the strength and flexibility I had before this illness struck. The poses in the 30-minute practice are easy to maintain, and the feeling when I have completed the session is one of relaxation and energy to tackle the day. I will work up to the 60-minute session as my body begins to have more endurance. I highly recommend this video for anyone who has been through the trails and tribulations of chemo and radiation therapies and wants to ease back into a more active life.
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After practicing yoga for many years, when I was going through chemotherapy I was usually so tired and under the weather that I had no energy to do my usual routines. This DVD was the answer for me. It is gentle and soothing. There are two sessions - a thirty minute and a sixty minute. All of the women are cancer suvivors of various types, and all ages including Claire Petretti herself. I was able to practice with this DVD several times a week. I loved it!
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