SOURCE: Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Living Beyond Breast Cancer

September 09, 2013 12:16 ET

Living Beyond Breast Cancer Releases New Publication

Yoga and Breast Cancer Joins Nonprofit's Library of Understanding Guides

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - September 09, 2013) - Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) has announced the release of the newest title in this national nonprofit's library of Guides to Understanding Breast CancerYoga and Breast Cancer joins twenty other LBBC publications available in print and electronic formats designed to address the needs of women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. The guide was written by Jana Hill, a freelance writer, editor and certified yoga instructor, and reviewed by a committee made up of more than a dozen oncologists, yoga professionals and LBBC staff. In addition, physicians including Dr. Virginia Borges of the University of Colorado School of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology reviewed the publication. Women diagnosed with breast cancer provided insight for the guide and shared their stories of how practicing yoga helped them during and after treatment. 

Jean A. Sachs, MSS, MLSP, LBBC's chief executive officer, said, "Women face many decisions after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Many find yoga helps them not only to relax but also provides a low-impact way to stay moving without complicating the effects of their treatment. This guide offers them clear instructions on how to incorporate yoga into their lives if they choose to do so."

Yoga and Breast Cancer introduces readers to this ancient practice of spiritual and physical wellness by offering tips on getting started and providing details to help understand the benefits and risks of incorporating yoga into an overall wellness plan following a breast cancer diagnosis. In addition, the guide offers an explanation of yoga's history, questions to ask healthcare providers about using yoga during and after treatment and how the practice can be beneficial both physically and psychologically. The thirty-four page guide, divided into five sections and written in clear and easy-to-understand language, will be officially introduced at Yoga on the Steps: Denver

Started in 2002, Yoga on the Steps, an hour-long yoga class designed for all experience levels followed by a Healthy Living Expo featuring health and wellness vendors, has grown into LBBC's signature education and fundraising program. Events are hosted annually in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Kansas City and Denver.

"Yoga on the Steps is a way for individuals to stand in solidarity with those diagnosed with breast cancer while experiencing the physical and psychological attributes of yoga," continued Sachs. "We believe that yoga and meditation can play a powerful role in a woman's life after a breast cancer diagnosis as long as she has the resources to help her make informed decisions and be an advocate for her own health. We're excited that we can enhance this great event by introducing a new Guide to Understanding Breast Cancer that specifically outlines the advantages of practicing yoga. In addition to this guide, LBBC has many other resources which can be found at lbbc.org."

Individuals wishing to learn more about the event, which will take place the morning of Sunday, September 15 at Denver's Cheesman Park, can visit yogaonthesteps.org for additional information and registration instructions. Free, individual copies of Yoga and Breast Cancer are available online or by calling (610) 645-4567. Larger quantities may be ordered for a small shipping and handling fee.

About Living Beyond Breast Cancer

LBBC's mission is to connect people with trusted breast cancer information and a community of support. National conferences, monthly webinars, regional community meetings, the Guides to Understanding Breast Cancer and a toll-free Breast Cancer Helpline are just a few examples of the services that are provided, always at little or no cost.

If someone you know has recently been diagnosed, is in treatment, recovery, years beyond their diagnosis or living with metastatic breast cancer, LBBC can help. For more information, visit lbbc.org, call (610) 645-4567 or download a free copy of Empower, LBBC's general information brochure.

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Contact Information

  • Kevin Gianotto
    Associate Director, Marketing and Corporate Partnerships

    Living Beyond Breast Cancer
    354 West Lancaster Avenue
    Suite 224
    Haverford, PA 19041

    Direct: (484) 708-1547