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Iyengar Yoga Aids Ailing Breast Cancer Patients

Iyengar Yoga, Breast Cancer
The specialised program of Iyengar Yoga formulated for the survivors of breast cancer and for those ailing have shown positive signs with regards to recovery .

The participants who were used in the research were asked to fill out a questionnaire about their physical and mental health at the start and the end of a 10 week Iyengar Yoga session.

According to the findings as published in the journal of Cancer Nursing, Amy Speed-Andrews of University of Alberta analysed the data collected after the research and found that

94% saw a considerable improvement in the quality of their life,
88% felt good physically,
87% revealed that they were more happier
80% reported that they were less tired.

The reports also showed a decline in stress, anxiety and depression.

The change is definitely significant as patients undergoing breast cancer often subjected to pain, immobalisation, fatigue and depression.

Iyengar Yoga of B.K. Iyengar, indeed a boon to the society.

Read more about: breast cancer, yoga
Story first published: Tuesday, August 24, 2010, 14:20 [IST]
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