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What was the exact date that this article was published? Thank you!


I found some useful information on this site about studies been done to show that it helps breast cancer patients


Is it possible for a person who has had a double mastectomy leaving her with very minimal connection of the pectoralis at the shoulder to do chaturanga?


hi! just had radical mastectomy done a month & a half ago. what causes lymphedema? i'm a beginner in yoga.
thank you for the reply.


Hi There, I am trying to find out about yoga for my sister-in-law who has breast cancer. this is the 6th time sh'e had it now and is just to start a very hard chemotheraphy again. should she wait till she's taken her course of chemo or would it be ok for her to start it whilst she's having treatment? also is hatha the best yoga for her? and should she really do it with a yoga expert watching or could she do a home dVD? Thanks so much for your help in advance! Kind regards-Kirsty




Thanks this information is wonderful and very useful for my upcoming classes with recovering cancer patients.


hello! I was very glad to see the problem of breastcancer-yoga treated here ! I was a Yengar yoga student before had mastectomy done. Later I develloped a lynphedema on the same side. Can you help me create s sequence so that I can continue do do Yoga ? Thanks a lot for your help


Hello Molly, I have been teaching yoga to women with breast and ovarian cancer for 8 yrs.Some of the ladies have had reconstructive surgery & my approach is to apply gentle stretching, breathing technique and nurturing relaxation. Done on the mat or in a chair, depends on individual.Might I suggest contacting a Breat/Ovarian Cancer non profit organization as they may provide classes and support groups for you to participate in.
Wishing you a speedy recovery and lots of good health from this point onward.

Molly Hansen

I've recently had a double mastectomy with a TRAM flap reconstruction (belly tissue.) What can you recommend for my recovery? This is more extensive than a lumpectomy.

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