Fashion designer Donna Karan donated $850,000 to Beth Israel Medical Center in New York to help fund yoga therapy in the cancer wing there, reports USA Today. Karan, a yoga practitioner for more than 40 years, saw the need for a more holistic approach to medicine when her husband was dying of cancer in the early 2000s. Her one-year grant, called The Urban Zen Initiative, will allow cancer patients to have an additional “caregiver” by their side who will focus on gentle yoga poses, meditation, and breathing techniques.
Do you think this is a good idea? Do any of you have any experiences with cancer and yoga?