Gentle exercise after breast cancer surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation is key to a successful recovery and can provide a sense of normalcy for many women. Sierra Campbell, a breast cancer survivor and yoga expert at Grokker.com,
says yoga not only helps heal her mind and body, but it aids in coping with fatigue and depression as well. “Yoga, meditation, and breathing practices allow women with breast cancer to explore their emotions, foster mindful empathy, and cope with fatigue and tightness,” she says.
Before you start any form of exercise, be sure to consult with your doctor to get a sense of how much activity is good for you at your stage of recovery. When you’re ready, here are five moves to try.