October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but we’d like to extend that this year to include Breast Care Awareness as well. Yoga for Breast Care is Bobby Clennell’s latest book, a wonderful and well-researched guide to overall breast health, and part of the Yoga Shorts series by Rodmell Press. Clennell is a Senior Iyengar teacher and a core faculty member of the Iyengar Institute of New York where she teaches a specialized breast care class. You may remember her name from her other great books, The Woman’s Yoga Book and Watch Me Do Yoga, her adorable illustrated children’s book.
In Yoga for Breast Care, Clennell not only covers breast cancer, she offers valuable information on breast care for pregnancy, PMS, nursing mothers, as well as for the general every day maintaining of immunity and energy through asana and pranayama.
Here’s more about the book via Amazon:
In Yoga for Breast Care, senior yoga teacher Bobby Clennell offers a comprehensive program of asana (yoga poses) and pranayama (breathing techniques) designed to support breast health. Beginning with a description of breast development and structure and the lymphatic and hormonal systems, as well as breast conditions including pain, fibrocystic breasts, dense breasts, and more, Yoga for Breast Care then presents a variety of asana and pranayama divided into categories according to the position the body assumes: standing, sitting, twisting, inverting, bending forward or backward, and lying down. Also included are active and restorative sequences for immunity, energy, cyclic and noncyclic breast pain, cysts, and for pregnancy and nursing mothers. Practices for breast cancer survivors include sequences for those who have recently undergone breast-cancer surgery and are receiving intensive chemotherapy or radiation treatment and for those with decreased mobility and numbness in the arm, shoulder, and chest. Whether readers have experienced problems with their breasts or not, this book provides positive and practical methods for raising awareness and regaining confidence in the body.
WIN: We’re honored and delighted to be giving away 5 copies of Yoga for Breast Care: What Every Woman Needs to Know by Bobby Clennell, courtesy of Rodmell Press.
TO ENTER: Boobs, they’re everywhere. We all have different relationships with our breasts, and maybe even more so when it comes to yoga. We also probably all have different relationships to self-care in this fast-paced digital age of techno bleepity-bloopity. Because we can all take a little more time out for ourselves, share with us something that’s part of your self-care regimen. Nature gave us a pair, so go ahead and mention TWO things – ie. doing legs up the wall pose and getting a pedicure (maybe you’re super lucky and do both at the same time!)
Submissions accepted until 11:59pm Monday, October 27th. Winners will be chosen at random and announced soon after. Good luck!
UPDATE: Congrats to the winners…Theresa, Rosa, Marcy, Gena, & Danna! Thank you all for entering and sharing your favorite way to practice self-care. Take a little extra time for yourself today!