‘Downward dog’ helps prostate cancer survivors

You won’t see any complicated head stand poses in the yoga class at the Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre. In fact, the men there don’t consider it a yoga class at all.

“This is more of a stretching, weight lifting and trying to get used to what happens after the operation so you don’t hurt yourself class,” explains Gary Cain.

Cain underwent surgery for early stage prostate cancer seven weeks ago, and has since been taking part in the program developed by the University of Calgary’s health and wellness lab.

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