Cancer patients can’t turn their heads fully with chest implants (to receive medication) and the chemo therapy drugs make balance difficult. During my illness, the combination of the chest catheter and foggy chemo head made it impossible to do the yoga postures that I normally did. My friend and yoga instructor George Zarnowski was a guiding light along my journey through cancer. He checked in with me regularly, reminded me to keep thinking healthy, positive thoughts and to continue doing gentle yoga.
Using his years of experience, George has continued to focus on helping people with illnesses like cancer,to use yoga practice as part of their recovery.
Because I regularly spent time doing yoga and healing thought meditations; I slept better and felt more emotionally balanced. I think this was a very effective part of my recovery.
We crossed paths again recently when he met us at the Redfern Studio to help with the children’s yoga pose photo shoot that we did for the Toby Bear Stories book.
With George’s assistance, we created a series of yoga poses that children can easily do and started working on directed thoughts to go with each pose.
Stay tuned for a future blog on that topic!
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