SOURCE: Isha Foundation

Isha Foundation, Inc.

October 21, 2010 10:38 ET

Breast Cancer Patients Report Easier Recovery, Inner Strength and Optimism From New Online Program

In Recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Isha Foundation Offers "Inner Engineering" Scholarships for Breast Cancer Patients and Survivors

MCMINNVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - October 21, 2010) -  In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) and in support of women who are in treatment or recovering from the disease, Isha Foundation announced today that it will be offering partial scholarships for its online program, Inner Engineering, to breast cancer patients and survivors. The program scholarships will be available through the end of 2010.

Derived from the ancient yogic sciences, Inner Engineering is a powerful program created by world-renowned yogi and mystic, Sadhguru, to instill a deep sense of inner balance, joy and mental clarity through enhanced self-awareness and meditation. Previously offered only in classroom settings, the new online format enables those who are recovering from illness to attend the classes in their own home and at their own pace. 

Many cancer patients who've taken Inner Engineering (IE) say that the program offered them a remarkable boost in emotional strength and a positive forward-looking perspective when they needed it the most.

"I have been through chemotherapy and radiation with all the side effects imaginable... I strongly feel that if I had not been doing the (Isha) practices, I would not have had this inner strength to deal with my situation the way I have," explained Chitra Karnani of Bloomfield, MI. "I still have some challenges left to be dealt with, but I remain mentally and emotionally strong and feel capable to cope with whatever comes my way."

Margie Hudnell of Dayton, Ohio felt that the Inner Engineering program helped markedly reduce the pain of her surgery and boost her recovery from treatment, as well. 

"My recovery post-surgery was quite remarkable. Aside from the pain medicine provided in the recovery room following surgery, I did not have the need for further medication and my incision healed at least twice as quickly as normal as per my surgeon. I felt totally healed and so energetic that my family had to remind me to take it easy. 

"The traditional radiation and chemotherapies were discussed as was the Tamoxifen protocol, however I opted to not accept these recommendations pending my early diagnosis, clean margins from the lumpectomy, established yoga practice and inclusion of neem & turmeric (documented anti-cancer properties) into my vegetarian diet. The medical team supported my decisions, being aware that my yoga practices and dietary regimen supported my immune system and natural healing of the body and having witnessed my remarkable post-surgical recovery. I attribute my continued cancer-free state directly to my Isha practice and the dietary recommendations provided as part of the program designed by Sadhguru."

According to Sadhguru, health benefits attained as a result of Inner Engineering are the by-product of overall balance achieved within the system. "In yoga, when we say 'health,' we don't look at the body or the mind; we only look at the energy," Sadhguru explained in a recent Huffington Post article. "If your energy body is in proper balance and in full flow, your physical body and mental body will be in perfect health."

Founded in 1992 by world-renowned yogi and mystic, Sadhguru, Isha Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating human potential through the ancient inner science of yoga. An introductory video of the Inner Engineering program can be viewed at To apply for a patient scholarship, contact  For more information about Sadhguru and Isha Foundation, visit

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