Yoga has long been touted for its intense healing powers, but now it may also be able to help women battling breast cancer.
According to Yahoo News
, research conducted at the University of Alberta showed that Iyengar Yoga, a form of the discipline that is known for using props, can help women battling the disease recuperate faster and feel better about themselves.
Alexandra Hildebrandt, a breast cancer survivor, was a participant of the study.
"You use so many props so it allows you to do fewer poses in class, but you hold them for longer and you can really relax and stretch into the poses," she told the news outlet.
While there are undoubtedly endless benefits of exercise for people of all ages and backgrounds, experts often advise breast cancer patients to partake in a physical fitness routine during and after treatment.
As for Hildebrandt, she has continued to practice Iyengar Yoga after the study's completion, and has even moved on to more strenuous tasks.
"I'm running in the half-marathon this Sunday. I'm back in business," she told the news outlet.