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Iyengar Yoga Cancer Book

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Though yoga does not cure cancer, practising modifications of asana and pranayama can alleviate pain from cancer, ease its treatment, and improve one’s quality of life. The Iyengar Yoga Cancer Book is a comprehensive teaching & therapy guidebook presenting poses for nausea, headache, or breathing difficulty as well as asana variations for recovery after cancer.

This guidebook is divided into nine sections with a forward by BKS Iyengar: Section 1 depicts a primary sequence of practice with variaitons that is low risk for all students; Section 2 portrays a basic sequence for nausea, headache, or difficulty in breathing;  Section 3 presents a sequence to enable the student to move forward after recovery from cancer;  Section 4 enables the student to further improve their health, and move onto a regular practice; Section 5 portrays a woman who survived pancreatic cancer; Section 6, a man who had an operation on a brain fistula; Section 7 is a case study of a woman with breast cancer who developed a typical reaction to chemotherapy that needed to resolve before surgeons could perform a lumpectomy; Section 8 shows how a man practised after a cryoablation procedure for his prostate cancer. In conclusion, Section 9 depicts some pranayama/savasana set-ups for breathing exercises to recover energy, restore health, and balance the nervous system and brain.

The student modelling the poses in the first four sections had a mastectomy and breast reconstruction after a diagnosis of breast cancer. She did not require further treatment and is cancer free. 



parvati publications
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Lois Steinberg
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Spiral Bound



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