Recovering From Breast Cancer: A Gentle Sequence

Beverly Davis-Baird MA, C-IAYT
image depicts restorative healing and gentle prayer.

One of the most common side effects of undergoing cancer treatment is fatigue. Treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy can sap your energy. Similarly, the emotional upheaval of being diagnosed with cancer and receiving treatment can be draining. Patients often struggle with feelings of anxiety, anger, fear, and depression. Tailoring your yoga practice to accommodate your energy level during breast cancer recovery is a form of self-care during this challenging time. 

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