Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM) at the University of Pennsylvania study finds “twice-weekly yoga led to better physical, sexual, emotional, and social health”, according to a Penn Medicine news-release.
Men who attended a structured yoga class twice a week during prostate cancer radiation treatment reported less fatigue and better sexual and urinary function than those who didn’t, according to a clinical trial led by PSOM, release points out.
Each session lasted 75 minutes, beginning with five minutes of breathing and centering techniques and ending with five minutes of Savasana, a common yoga position. Typical sessions incorporated sitting, standing, and reclining positions that were modified using props to adapt to each patient’s needs and restrictions, release adds. Dr. Neha Vapiwala was the principal investigator in the study, which was partially funded by American Cancer Society.
Meanwhile, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, called this clinical trial looking into the effect of “yoga on the side-effects and quality of life issues caused by prostate cancer treatment” a “step in the positive direction”. Zed urged all major world universities to explore various benefits yoga offered.
Yoga, referred as “a living fossil”, was a mental and physical discipline, for everybody to share and benefit from, whose traces went back to around 2,000 BCE to Indus Valley civilization…(more)
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