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Yoga Therapy Reduces Cancer Risk and Empowers Recovery

Sep 29, 2018 02:18PM

Your potential for getting cancer—and whether you survive—can be affected by how you live in the present. People who manage their stress and engage in regular moderate exercise have a lower risk of cancer by as much as 40%.   

Managing chronic stress, anxiety, irritability and depression is often not properly addressed as a health issue in the workplace, athletic programs, illness and financial setbacks, family and social areas and medical interventions, but research finds that stress management is a significant deterrent to breast and prostate cancer.

Empowered 2 Wellness Yoga Therapy of Sarasota can support people with the awareness of mind-body exercises to live with more balance. According to the Preventive Medicine Research Institute, those who developed self-supporting practices and a social support system that reinforces exercise, nutrition, mental perspective, relationships and stress management function better.  

For those already with cancer, Yoga Therapy’s adaptive approach allows patients to participate in yoga’s benefits during treatment and through rebuilding their lives. It reduces traumatic stress and sleep disturbances, lessens dependence on pain medications, recovers fatigue, moves oxygen and lymph to eliminate inflammation, and empowers survivors to regain a sense of control over their bodies, minds and lives by focusing them on how they can feel better during each step of the process.


Empowered 2 Wellness Yoga Therapy will be contributing a 10 private-session gift certificate package this year to Saks Fifth Avenue’s Key to the Cure Event on October 11. It provides yoga therapy classes free-of-charge at 6 pm on Wednesday nights at In the Pink Boutique and private sessions at Empowered 2 Wellness at Midtown Medical Park. For more information and a free consultation, call 941-316-6893.    


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