A reminder of the subtle power of yoga to heal the spirit, heart and disease

A personal account of a cancer patient’s first encounter with yoga as a solace for the suffering caused by disease took place in a New York City YMCA..

NY Times Living With Cancer: Patient Yoga
“As we became warriors, children, cats, cows and pigeons, I realized that concentrating on position and breath takes even the most cerebral of us out of our nattering, hectoring brains, reminding us that we have feet, ankles, knees, a spinal column, arms, shoulders, neck, mouth, all of which can stretch and relax, stretch and relax to release tension.”

For those who want to explore the use of yoga in dealing with cancer, you can also check out Yoga4Cancer and Yoga Bear.