According to a news item in Yogi Times, new research suggests that women with advanced breast cancer (cancer that has spread beyond the breast) may benefit from a yoga program that includes gentle postures, breathing exercises, and meditation. The study reportedly provides some of the first tentative evidence for yoga's potential benefits in this particular population of women. This is but one of many studies that point to the myriad health benefits of yoga and meditation. Just breathe, already
This is great news. Performing gentle yoga poses is said to stimulated the immune system. Interal organs are getting massaged! How cool is that? And I beleive that any illness not directly caused by stress is exacerbated by it anyway - so decreasing stress is always a good idea. Yay Yoga!