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Yoga and Breast Cancer

A Journey to Health and Healing
Kollak, Ingrid (Book - 2011)
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Baker & Taylor
A practical how-to guide explains how to use yoga to manage stress, relieve pain and gain the strength necessary to make it through breast-cancer treatment. Co-written by the author of Yoga for Nurses. Original.

Perseus Publishing
Yoga and Breast Cancer is a practical, how-to guide to using yoga to manage stress, relieve pain, and gain the strength necessary to make it through this illness. This seminal work follows the authors' own research, which has shown a proven correlation between yoga practice and better health outcomes after a breast cancer diagnosis. More than simply an exercise primer, the book is a deeply soothing guide to moving meditation and physical activity, giving readers a safe way to rebuild strength, stamina, and flexibility both during and following cancer treatments. Intended to support women from the critical phases of their disease to times of secondary prevention and rehabilitation, Yoga and Breast Cancer helps them improve awareness of their body, thoughts, and feelings, ultimately guiding them towards a healthier life.


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Yoga and Breast Cancer is a practical how to guide to using yoga to manage stress, relieve pain, and gain the strength necesary to make it through this illness. It follows the authors' own research in the subject that has shown a proven correlation between yoga practice and better health and outcomes after a breast cancer diagnosis. More than simply an exercise guide, the book is a deeply soothing form of moving meditation and physical activity that is a safe way to rebuild strength, stamina, and flexibility both during and following cancer treatments.

It is intended to support women during the critical phases of their disease as well as during times of secondary prevention and rehabilitation. It shows how yoga ameliorates difficulties after breast cancer therapy, improves a womans awareness of her body, thoughts and feelings, and guides towards leading a healthier life.

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Kollak (Alice-Salomon U. of Applied Sciences, Berlin) and Dr. Utz-Billing (German Red Cross Hospital) explain how to use yoga to manage stress, relieve pain, reduce vulnerability, and enhance resistance. Detailed instructions emphasize proper body alignment and breathing. B&w photographs illustrate basic stances, supine postures, eye exercises, standing postures, and stretching techniques. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Authors: Kollak, Ingrid
Statement of Responsibility: Ingrid Kollak, Isabell Utz-Billing
Title: Yoga and breast cancer
a journey to health and healing
Publisher: New York : Demos Health, c2011
Characteristics: xv, 173 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 167) and index
Subject Headings: Breast Cancer Patients Rehabilitation Yoga Therapeutic use
Topical Term: Breast
Yoga
Additional Contributors: Utz-Billing, Isabell
LCCN: 2010030245
ISBN: 9781932603910
1932603913
Branch Call Number: 616.9944 K
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