Yoga enhances physical and emotional wellness, it also brings about peace to many patients who had thought they’d lost it forever. Yoga is gentle, relaxing, holistic and healing. It rejuvenates your mind, body and soul. According to scientific studies, patients going through treatment for cancer feel better when they practice yoga as part of an integrative approach to treatment.
There exist in the world, a group of diverse medical and health care systems, practices and products that are not considered to be a part of conventional, mainstream, western medicine. Complimentary medicine is the use of therapies used in conjunction with conventional, mainstream, western medicine, in an ‘integrative’ approach to treatment. Alternative medicine on the other hand is a substitute or used in place of conventional, mainstream treatments.
Yoga’s changing role in society has integrated spirituality and medicine to effectively aligns these worlds, bringing the mind-body practice of yoga into a realm that overlaps healthcare. This practice leaves you feeling elated and relaxed rather than exhausted, and delivers a sense of wellbeing and balance which is so beneficial in dealing with the stresses of the modern world. Shanti Gowans’ deeper understanding of the healing properties of yoga, in terms of the psycho-physiological underpinning of its curative effects, provides a part in the care of clinically ill patients.
The Shanti Yoga program supports recovery with the following:-
These enhance quality of life in the following areas:-
The Shanti Yoga program invites all cancer patients to these classes a week, free of fees, to assist in the healing/living with cancer process.
Please obtain medical clearance if you have an illness or condition that requires special attention.
A doctors referral is required for patients who wish to participate in this program, with renewal from your doctor every four weeks.