Coast Hospital and Maine Pines Racquet & Fitness have partnered to
offer a new yoga program designed to limit stress, reduce fatigue, and
promote healing for cancer patients. The six-week "Yoga for Cancer”
program takes place weekly at Maine Pines. It is free and open to cancer
patients before, after, or during treatment.
Yoga can improve the symptoms of cancer and cancer treatment, while
helping patients cope. Benefits include a decrease in fatigue, pain, and
anxiety as well as an increase in appetite, better quality sleep, and
improved bone density. The Yoga for Cancer program will help cancer
patients develop a better sense of well being, stimulate the immune
system, and increase flexibility and strength.
Registration is accepted at Maine Pines, 120 Harpswell Road in Brunswick, or by calling (207) 729-8433.