Studies were held in the Department of Anesthesiology and Peri-operative medicine at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon.
The Yoga of Awareness program was studied for menopausal symptoms in breast cancer survivors. Studies showed significantly greater improvements relative to the control group in hot-flash frequency, severity, and total scores and in levels of joint pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, vigor, negative mood, relaxation and acceptance.
The program included practices of gentle yoga, meditation, mindfulness, breathing practices, relaxation and calming techniques.
Conclusions of Study: Provides promising support for the beneficial effects of a comprehensive yoga program for hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms in early –stage breast cancer survivors.
Custom Calm practices include Yoga of Awareness practices along with other minfulness- based techniques. The research of these practices are supporting the powerful results that many students have already reported.
The practices are very simple and empowering for patients suffering from side effects of cancer.