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Gentle Yoga for Breast Cancer Survivors
2001
What is it?
An hour's worth of Yoga led by yoga teacher and breast cancer survivor Esther Myers.
Who is it for?
Women in the early stages of breast cancer recovery - after surgery, and during or after chemo or radiation. Even those who have no previous Yoga experience can do this video.
What to expect:
Breast cancer is one of the most emotionally and physically devastating diseases that can impact a woman's life, and only those who have gone through it themselves can truly understand the ravages it causes. That's one of the reasons this video is so special - Esther Myers had been a longtime Yoga teacher and was living what seemed to be a healthy lifestyle when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994. After her mastectomy, she had to figure out how to regain her strength and range of movement. Her journey led her to develop a Yoga program for breast cancer patients at the Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto. Many of the exercises she teaches are in this video. Myers leads a class of breast cancer survivors - all very real women, not models - through eight short segments, lasting around 6 to 8 minutes a piece (this way a practitioner can do as much - or as little - as her body will allow). There is a strong focus on arm stretches in a couple of segments (both for mobility and to reduce swelling), and a lot of relaxation. There are basic yoga stretches, including twists, Cat and Dog and a modified Warrior Pose. Myers' instruction is very straightforward, along with being supportive and - best of all - non-condescending. Her approach towards her own illness is very matter-of-fact. There's a ten-minute relaxation at the end, during which she talks a little bit about her own efforts at seeing herself as whole again. This is a very life-affirming tape which will make an excellent supplement to any breast cancer patient's recovery program.

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