Yoga can cut risk of cancer spreading or returning

Gentle yoga sessions can reduce the spread of tumours in cancer patients.

Also gentle yoga poses can improve the odds of survival.

In a study of over 600 cancer patients, two 75-minute long sessions of static hatha yoga were shown to reduce symptoms of inflammation.

Inflammatory chemical signals have been known to be associated with tumour development.

Reducing yoga sessions is a key component of cancer treatment.

Scientists from the University of Rochester in the United States want doctors to confirm that yoga is best for patients experiencing inflammation.

Because it "can lead to a high chronic toxicity burden and an increased risk of progression, recurrence and second cancer".

Some studies have linked yoga and meditation to improving the prognosis of cancer patients.