Yoga as a Complementary Therapy for Cancer
Which Alternative or Complementary Cancer Treatments are Worth Trying?
Yoga is an ancient lifestyle practice that uses a series of movements and poses (asanas), breathing exercises (pranayama) and meditation to allow a deeper connection to Self. The word yoga means “to join” or “union.” Yoga focuses on joining the Body, Mind, Breath and Spirit together in harmony and focus, without mental distractions. Yoga has […]
Terms applied to therapies not commonly included in mainstream medicine have repeatedly changed over time, evolving from a very negative “quackery” through “unorthodox,” “unconventional,” “questionable,” “unproven,” and “alternative.” Current, but still evolving, terminology favours “complementary” and “alternative” medicine, or the acronym of both: CAM. To understand how a complementary therapy may be used, it helps […]