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Hatha Yoga Focuses on Postures, Breathing

CancerWise - August 2008

Hatha yoga focuses on holding specific postures while breathing with those movements. The practice is designed to stretch the body and relax the body, mind and spirit.

Cancer patients and caregivers who attend M. D. Anderson Hatha yoga classes are encouraged to move at their own pace, doing only what feels comfortable to them, says Marisse Farnos, Ph.D., a certified yoga instructor at the institution's Place … of wellness.

Hatha yoga and other mind-body practices are taught through the cancer center’s Integrative Medicine Program.

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