Our video for this blog posting is a simple asana that you can practice on your own at any time. When beginning your asana practice, find a relatively quiet space where you can try the poses without bumping into furniture or other items. Have your props nearby, such as a chair, blanket, or block, in case you need them.
Our sequence is just a beginning, or a foundation, for your own work. Follow us, and add poses or movements that feel right for you. There is no right or wrong in our practice, just safe! The amount of yoga practice that is right for you leaves you feeling refreshed and not overtaxed or tired.
Lisa Marie Bernardo, PhD, MPH, RN, HFS
This blog highlights the current evidence for integrating yoga into cancer care. Strategies for practicing the eight-limbs of yoga are posted and shared. Video links allow for demonstration of yoga practices that benefit everyone.
Lisa Marie Bernardo, PhD, RN, is a registered yoga teacher (RYT). She serves as a co-investigator on research projects related to yoga in women with osteopenia and individuals at risk for type-2 diabetes. Dr. Bernardo is an ACSM-certified Cancer Exercise Trainer and Health Fitness Specialist. She maintains a private practice in mind-body fitness using yoga, Stott-Pilates, and Gyrotonic to serve individuals with special healthcare needs.