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Healing Yoga for People Living with Cancer

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    Lisa Holtby(Author)

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More than just an exercise program, Healing Yoga for People Living with Cancer is a deeply soothing form of moving meditation and a physical expression of the heart's fierce desires for courage, strength, and love. Designed specifically for people with all types of cancer and at any stage of the disease, Healing Yoga is an effective and safe way to rebuild strength, stamina, and flexibility both during and following cancer treatments. Appropriate for both beginners and experienced yoga practitioners, this book features:
§Clear explanations of the emotional and physical benefits of practicing yoga during and after cancer treatments
§Safety guidelines for people in active treatment for cancer
§Four complete yoga sequences taught with easy-to-follow instructions and illustrated with eighty photographs
§"Doctor's Okay" icons on each of the forty yoga poses
§Adaptations to meet readers' changing needs

The clear text and wonderful photos in Healing Yoga for People Living with Cancer provide an excellent guide to help the cancer patient gain strength and determination to fight the disease with dignity and to focus on the ultimate objective with a new vigor that can only generate a new strength and inner courage. (Barrie R. Cassileth, Ph.D., Laurance S. Rockefeller Chair in Integrative Medicine, Chief, Integrative Medicine Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Cent )The healing power of yoga for people living with cancer has been at the heart of The Commonweal and Smith Farm Cancer Help Programs for the past twenty years. Lisa Holtby does us all a great service with this elegant and inspiring guide to what healing yoga can do for you. (Michael Lerner, President and Co-Founder, Commonweal and Smith Farm Cancer Help Programs and author of Choices in Healing: Integrating the Be )Lisa Holtby's Healing Yoga is a significant contribution to the developing field of yoga therapy. People facing cancer treatment will find gentle guidance for using yoga to maintain and develop physical stamina through treatment and in recovery. (Jnani Chapman, RN, Stress Management Specialist for the Breast Cancer Program at the University of California San Francisco, the California Pacific )A friendly, playful and easy-to-use guide of yoga routines, this book is designed specifically for people who are in active cancer treatment and early recovery stages. Healing Yoga presents a unique combination of gentle stretching, consious breathing, and safe, strength-building body positions to recover from the effects of surgery, bed rest, and chemotherapy-induced fatigue. (Active Living Magazine )Should prove invaluable as a guide to moderate exercise during any debilitating disease. (Marilyn Bowden, ForeWord Reviews )The first yoga book written specifically for people with all types of cancer and at any stage of the disease. Holtby has clearly dedicated herself to helping people with cancer. The book is easy to follow and quite informative. With Healing Yoga, Lisa Holtby has lovingly offered her practice of yoga as a prescription to people living with cancer. (Vitality Magazine )Healing Yoga is a great book for cancer patients who want to begin yoga... (Cure )Lisa Holtby gives people with cancer hope (D.K. Howe American Fitness ) More than an exercise program, Healing Yoga for People Living with Cancer is a deeply soothing form of moving meditation and a physical expression of the heart's fierce desires for courage, strength, and love. Designed specially for people with all types of cancer at any stage of the disease, Healing Yoga is an effective and saf way to rebuild strength, stamina, and flexibility both during and following concer treatments.

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Book details

  • PDF | 108 pages
  • Lisa Holtby(Author)
  • Taylor Trade Publishing; 1 edition (September 28, 2004)
  • English
  • 9
  • Health, Fitness & Dieting

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  • By QueenOfTheSquirrels on November 1, 2010

    I too am a yoga instructor that occationally works with cancer patients, but most often with healthy clients. If you are an instructor looking for a book about working with cancer patients and their special needs, this really isn't the book you want. It describes a very basic and gentle practice that is not unique to the needs of cancer patients. It does not address how to work with patients with ports, ostomy bags, etc. I did find it to be a very nice refresher for teaching a gentle class or a chair class as I don't teach those very often.On the other hand, if you are a person with cancer looking for a book to help you begin a practice of your own, then I think you will find it helpful. It is a nice book, clear black and white pictures and explainations of the asanas, and nice sequencing of the asanas into a "workout". My only suggestion would be to spiral bind the book so that the pages stay open and the book lays flat while you try the poses.Namaste.

  • By Karen Hochman on August 24, 2015

    This is a book that will relax you and make you breathe easier as you read it.Easy to read . . . and if taken one step at a time will teach you the poses neededto help balance your body. Beautifully written and photographed. I purchased this bookafter seeing it at the Cancer Institute of NJ's library. You don't necessarily have tohave cancer to use it.

  • By Delftcdr on November 12, 2014

    My wife has been teaching yoga for 15 years; she found this book most helpful to assist some of her students who had back issues. A must for Yoga teachers who have students with similar issues in their classes.

  • By Guest on December 23, 2013

    I purchased this as a used book, it was in beautiful condition. I was however put off that the price was so high. A book priced at $15.95 was nearly 3x that price, and used too. I have purchased used books from libraries before, but will research further before purchasing another used book at this site.

  • By A. Stewart on May 8, 2007

    I sent this book to my aunt who was recently diagnosed with cancer and who is recovering from surgery. She had some prior experience with yoga before she was diagnosed, but was fearful of resuming her home-based practice because she was not sure how to proceed, given her new diagnosis and her recovery process.My aunt called to thank me and said that this book is one of the most helpful resources she has found. The written words gave voice to her cancer experience and gave her the confidence to start practicing yoga again. The instructions on breathing were incredibly helpful and she would recommend this book to others living with cancer who want to be proactive about their recovery.A few years ago I had the great honor of practicing yoga with Lisa's guidance. She is an amazing person who brings her yoga practice into her life and her life into her practice. When I bought her book I never imagined that I would be sending it to someone I love so dearly. I know I cannot change my aunt's diagnosis or make her well, but sending her a gift that I know is helping her cope better with the road ahead brought me great relief.

  • By Margaret E. Coalson on March 29, 2007

    i bought this book as i was preparing to begin teaching yoga at a cancer center. i'm a certified teacher with lots of experience in yoga as therapy, but have little experience working with the physical, emotional and mental effects of cancer and wanted insight into how it feels to have cancer and what limitations one comes up against depending on what type of cancer is present. i found the text content about the experience of cancer to be helpful in my preparations, but the asana seemed dry and predictable and lacking in images of modifications. after working with the patients, it dawned on me that any book that teaches gentle yoga is just as good as this if you are viewing it purely from an asana standpoint. the way i teach is student-centered and individualized for the life experience of the student, so there is no broad formula that can be applied. i was looking for more specific information on modification for people with ports, recent surgeries and drug side effects and i still haven't found a resource that merges medical science with gentle asana, pranayama and meditation (in something smaller than a textbook!). The pictures are helpful, the sorting of postures is intuitive, the text is real and the design is attractive, but if you're looking for something more than a picture book of gentle asana, this might not meet your needs.

  • By Cancer Doctor, Cancer Patient on May 11, 2006

    I am an oncologist being treated for breast cancer. I've done yoga off and on for years, but mostly haven't been up to going to classes during my treatment. The sequences in this book have helped a lot with both the mental/emotional stress of treatment and the stiffness of being less active than usual. Although it is a little challenging to do yoga from a book, I like the greater flexibility and ability to take things at my own pace compared to videos.Some of the features I like:-excellent introduction to breathing and meditation-good guidelines for how to listen to your body and practice safely during your treatment-sequences of poses of varying difficulty level (including one sequence that is all seated in a chair) so you can tailor your routine to what you feel up to, or combine them for a longer practice-each pose is illustrated with 2 photographs, contains clear instructions on how to set up properly and good instructions on how to focus your mind and body during the pose. Almost as good as having a teacher with you!Highly recommended for people new to yoga, and for people familiar with yoga who need a modified home practice during their cancer treatment. Namaste.

  • By Candy Lady on July 11, 2009

    This is a wonderful book for those of us who are cancer survivors. It allows you to go at your own pace and not feel "less than".

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