Swedish Cancer Institute Classes: Breathing for Stress Reduction and Yoga for Relaxation and Stress

Swedish Cancer Institute Classes: Breathing for Stress Reduction and Yoga for Relaxation and Stress Relief

By Brian Aylward, BS, CHES
Health Education Specialist

If you are a patient, caregiver, family member, or friend – living with cancer can be stressful and often exhausting. Learning to manage stress and to relax the body can help you and your loved ones thrive through cancer. Yoga and deep breathing exercises are just two forms of stress relief that many individuals benefit from. The practice of these two exercises help to promote healing, while connecting the body, mind and spirit.

Here at the Swedish Cancer Institute, we offer yoga classes every quarter to help patients and family members undergoing treatment heal. Check out this quarters classes, Breathing for Stress Reduction and Yoga for Relaxation and Stress Relief to learn more about how yoga can improve your experience during cancer treatment.

Breathing for Stress Reduction

  • Learn different breathing techniques and explore physical relaxation and meditation exercises that help reduce stress. This class focuses on calming the body and mind while reducing side effects from cancer treatment and medications.

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2-3 p.m. or Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2-3 p.m.

Swedish/First Hill Campus – A-Floor West, Donald A. Tesh, M.D., Conference Rooms A and B

Yoga for Relaxation and Stress Relief

  • Learn gentle yoga poses and breathing techniques that will help relax the body and nervous system during cancer treatment. No previous yoga experience necessary. Bring a large beach towel and dress comfortably. Chairs and other modifications are available.

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2-3 p.m. or Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2-3 p.m.

Swedish/First Hill Campus – A-Floor West, Donald A. Tesh, M.D., Conference Rooms A and B

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