Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer, a celebration of you!

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - Posted by Jess at 6:04 PM

Hi Friends!

I need your support!!! I am currently working on creating a DVD  called Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer, a celebration of you! This DVD is for people who are living with or survivors of cancer. The diagnosis of Cancer is a scary one, and the stress of living with this disease can be just as debilitating as the cancer itself. Studies have shown how successful yoga is for stress reduction. When trying to heal, reducing your stress is extremely important in helping your immune  function. When you are stressed it makes it hard to sleep, your more at risk to sickness, pain may feel increased, and emotionally it can really take a toll. So when practicing yoga, you can feel like you are taking control of your healing journey, and letting the endorphins help you reduce stress and lift your spirits. Yoga is not meant as a cure to cancer, but can aid in healing on many levels. This DVD will begin with a restful breathing practice, then it will continue with gentle yoga postures and end with a deep relaxation. The gentle yoga postures are for bringing some strength and flexibility back after going through treatment that can cause a feeling of weakness in the body. The deep relaxation portion is a guided meditation that is to used inspire a  positive outlook on life and helps to befriend the body again. I truly hope that by creating this DVD for this population of people that it gives them some peace in their lives. It is also a beautiful practice for the loved ones as well, they can practice along with them, giving support and also getting wonderful benefits for themselves. 

So why did I choose this specific topic for a yoga film? Personally, cancer has touched the lives of many of my family and friends. My grandmother and grandfather,whom were very special to me,  both passed away from lung cancer. Watching them decline was difficult as well as watching friends suffer from this disease. The horrible side effects from radiation and chemo are intense and cause such pain and sickness. Its heartbreaking and I wanted to give to them something that could help them feel better, even if it is just in their outlook on what's happening. 

The money that I am raising for this project will go to paying for the production costs, pressing, packaging, distribution of the film, music and location costs. All of the information is on my Kickstarter-Therapeutic yoga for Cancer, a celebration of you page, you can find it at this link:  

Whatever you can donate to the project is greatly appreciated. There are several tiers for donations and all have great rewards that go along with them!

The progress so far:

We have filmed the DVD. We are currently working on editing, voice over and aquiring the music. Once those things are completed they will be sent to pressing and packaging for distribution. I am hoping to have the project complete and ready for distribution by March 2015. If you have any questions feel free to email me and I will answer them the best I can. If you know anyone else who may be interested in supporting this project please feel free to pass this along, it would be much appreciated!

So thank you so much for your support on this project in advance. It means alot to me to get this film out there and share it with others. With your help I know we can do it!

Much love and blessings!