The word yoga, from the Sanskrit word ‘yuj’, means to yoke or bind and is often interpreted as “union” or a method of discipline. Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing.
How can Yoga help?
Yoga can be used to strengthen your body, which is really important after cancer treatment. Some styles are more vigorous than others. Some may have a different area of emphasis, such as posture or breathing. Many yoga teachers develop their own practice by studying more than one style. No style is necessarily better or more authentic than any other. YouCan offer a few different styles of yoga.
What our young people say
“Whilst going through treatment I found using meditation techniques really useful as when I did the exercises they allowed me to clear my mind and this was important as this was often not possible with so much to think about and worry about. The exercises helped me to remember to focus on my breathing and I learnt techniques which also helped me to calm my breathing when I needed to do so. This helped me get through situations which I might not have otherwise have been able to get through. I enjoyed and benefited from meditation as this allowed me to briefly escape from everything else that was happening to me and around me. This helped to keep me going and get to the end of my treatment.”
“First time in a long time I lived in the moment and enjoyed exercise. He is an amazing teacher!”