Stretching out |for treatment


Cancer Council WA Life Now Program yoga teacher Josie Tanham with a student.
Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au   d448860
Cancer Council WA Life Now Program yoga teacher Josie Tanham with a student. Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au d448860

The sessions, also open to their carers, will run in Glen Forrest and Midland through Cancer Council WA’s Life Now program.

Participants learn over six weeks how to improve fitness, flexibility and overall wellbeing through gentle stretching exercises, project officer Stephanie Lamb said.

“Practising meditation can help improve quality of life for people affected by cancer and assist in reducing anxiety, stress and blood pressure,” she said.

“Research has shown most people benefit from complementary therapies such as yoga and meditation, when practised before, during and after their cancer treatment.”

Parkerville resident Vishka Zarebski attends the Glen Forrest class.

“The classes were fabulous and I have continued practising yoga in the private weekly classes offered by the yoga teacher,” she said.

Classes in Midland start on February 10 and Glen Forrest on February 12. To register visit www.cancerwa.asn.au.