Deva Yoga in Chislehurst is holding a special four-week course commencing Tuesday 21st May from 6.30pm – 7.45pm. Led by Nina Rashid who herself is in remission from Breast Cancer, the course has been specifically designed for anyone going through chronic or life-threatening treatment or therapy. Nina’s aim is to provide a relaxed and safe place to come and explore your feelings, share or just be and let go. In a calm environment, she will explain the benefits and effects of breath work and restorative poses with the aid of props to strengthen and ease tension in the body.

Research is gradually proving that yoga can be a helpful tool for improving health for everyone and especially useful for people suffering with chronic illness. Some of the many benefits are:

  •  Reducing stress, anxiety and fatigue, which can be brought on by invasive treatments like chemotherapy and radiotherapy
  •  Improves the immune function
  •  Stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system (the part of the nervous system that helps you to rest and heal)
  •  Increases GABA levels in your body. GABA (gamma amino butyric acid) is a neurotransmitter, which can help calm the brain. Low levels of GABA have been linked to depression, anxiety and insomnia.
  • Restores strength and better range of motion, acting as a pain relief
  • Higher energy levels
  • Not forgetting the most important, spending time with others going through similar things as yourself. Reminding us that we are not alone! Thank you to Deva Yoga for donating 50% of all proceeds from this course to The Chartwell Cancer Trust.

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