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June 1, 2020

Excerpt from CANCER + YOGA by Lorien Neargarder, copywrite 2019:

Study after study provides evidence that a regular yoga practice offers psycho-social support, relief from fatigue and sleep issues as well as a reduction in chronic pain. When we study our thoughts, emoti...

January 1, 2020

Excerpt from CANCER + YOGA by Lorien Neargarder, copywrite 2019:

The first time I was asked to teach yoga to people with cancer, I declined. At the time I associated cancer with the death of my grandmother. She was a larger-than-life figure in my family and was always r...

April 9, 2019

A 2015 study published in the Journal of American College of Radiation found that "Listening to guided meditation significantly lowered biopsy pain during imaging-guided breast biopsy; meditation and music reduced patient anxiety and fatigue without compromising radiol...

December 21, 2018

I'm writing this on the winter solstice, the time of year with the shortest day and longest night. This event has long been celebrated as the return of the light, because starting tomorrow the days grow longer again. This literal light at the end of winter's proverbial...

July 16, 2018

The following is based on a community-interest talk that was themed around cancer. I gave this talk at yoga therapy conference SYTAR in Reston, VA (June 2018).

Pain is something we have all experienced at some point in our lives, but unless you’ve studied it,...

March 19, 2018

A recent study published their yoga intervention and guidelines for working with lymphedema, a side affect from treatment for breast cancer that 20% of survivors experience. Currently, there is no cure for lymphedema; instead, we typically work with ways to lower the r...

August 25, 2017

It's been nearly 2 months since I've taught any classes. When I left my students in California, I told them that I would miss them and I really wanted to stay in touch, and I meant it! I'm grateful to have time to do mundane things like unpack and set up house, but I m...

January 3, 2017

I’ve lost several friends to cancer. It feels weird to write the word “lost”, like I’ve misplaced them. They are no longer with me, but yet they are, in my consciousness. Maybe the correct description is that several of my friends are no longer animate because of cance...

December 23, 2016

Here's a short video recorded for Cancer CAREpoint that demonstrates one method for balancing the breath during stressful times. Enjoy!

August 10, 2016

One thing that people with cancer understand is numbers. They know dates, statistics, stages, genes... these numbers can be a life raft during stormy times, or they can weigh us down.

"So, these are people who are through their treatment and living past their cancer, ri...

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