Here’s a scary fact: 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime.
Knowing the healing and energizing effects of yoga, more women with this diagnosis (and victims with different types of cancer) are turning towards yoga to help them cope with the physical, emotional, and mental challenges that come with fighting cancer.
Yoga As An Additional and Natural Cancer Therapy
The American Breast Cancer Society reports that women battling with breast cancer who practice yoga 1 hour a day 3 times a week for 6 weeks have a decrease in fatigue, stress, and a better quality of life than those cancer patients who don’t practice yoga.
Research shows that not only practicing yoga regularly can help cancer patients get into remission, it can even cure it (while undergoing conventional treatment that is; doing yoga alone cannot cure cancer).
There are many anecdotes from breast cancer survivors who report that doing yoga during their treatment was a lifesaver and that without it they believe they would not have become cancer free.
Furthermore, breast cancer survivors who continued to practice yoga regularly had a significant decrease in fatigue and inflammation levels in their body compared to those cancer survivors who didn’t do yoga.
5 Reasons Why You Should Do Yoga for Cancer Prevention
- Yoga strengthens the immune system
- Yoga detoxifies your body by increasing lymphatic flow
- Yoga builds strong bones and stimulates stem cell trafficking from bone marrow
- Yoga helps with weight management and reduces obesity and weight-related type of cancers: we become more mindful of what we eat and we stop stress and emotional eating which lead to binges and weight gain
- Yoga reduces stress-related cancers: chronic stress promotes cancerous cell growth and weakens the immune system’s anti-tumour defence mechanism
A Yoga Class Of One Million To Battle Breast Cancer
In the United States, there are more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors a fact that was unheard of decades ago and it’s all thanks to research and medicine. There is plenty of hope to find a cure but funds are needed for this happen. This is where project:OM comes in.
Manduka partnered up with Susan G. Komen, the largest and best-funded breast cancer organization in the United States, to create the biggest yoga fundraiser event created called project:OM so that we end the fight with breast cancer.
This weekend from May 12 to May 14, thousands of yoga studios across the United States are participating in this program and hosting donation-based yoga events.
If your local studio isn’t participating in project:OM but you still want to participate, not to worry there’s a solution as Manduka is hosting a livestream live class on Saturday, May 13 at 11am EST with celebrity yoga teacher Adriene Mishler.
All proceeds from all project:OM yoga events will be going to Susan G. Komen.
3 Ways to Join the Epic Movement
- Donate to project:OM by clicking here
- Attend a project:OM donation-based yoga event at your participating local studio or join Manduka’s livestream class. Find a class here
- Get some new yoga gear from Manduka’s exclusive collection designed for project:OM where from March 1, 2017 until December 31, 2017 10% of all sales, and 100% of sales from all David Allen artist collaboration products sold will go directly to Susan G. Komen
Here’s a sneak peek of the collection
=>To view the entire exclusive Manduka collection for project:OM and the David Allen artist collaboration click here.<=
I think it’s very important to find a cure for breast cancer so I’m happy to hear that Manduka has created such a fantastic initiative which makes me respect and love the brand even more.
My grandmother died from breast cancer a few years ago and if there was cure she would have been alive today. It’s so scary to think that I may have a chance of getting it in the future as breast cancer can be hereditary, so not only is it important to support such a great cause like project:OM to find a cure for breast cancer, but that we also embark on a cancer prevention plan by eating healthy, taking care of ourselves, and doing yoga regularly.
What do you think of Manduka’s project:OM initiative? How will you be participating in this epic movement?
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