Building upper body strength after breast cancer: part 3

Building upper body strength after breast cancer After breast surgery it’s common to feel a sense of mistrust in your body, second-guessing even the simplest exercise or movement. Even kinaesthetically aware yoga and Pilates teachers report feeling this way post-surgery. With this in mind, an important part of your journey towards greater wellbeing should involve…

Re-Building Strength & Confidence After Breast Cancer Surgery: Part 1

If you’re reading this, chances are you know first-hand that recovering from surgery is not only a journey of physical rehabilitation but also of mental and emotional healing. Properly guided and planned post-surgery movement therapy—be it yoga, Pilates or dance—should not only help you regain physical strength and mobility but also help you to develop…

How to breathe better and decrease your stress Part 2: Breathing & movement techniques

In Part 1 of How to breathe better and decrease your stress, I discussed the anatomy of the respiratory diaphragm and how it works. Your diaphragm not only helps you breathe, but also affects your circulation, blood pressure, posture, digestion and stress response. Today, I’ll teach you some simple, effective ways you can condition your…