It’s called Stealth Yoga. It’s a yoga class designed for prostate cancer survivors.
The exercise helps the men regain their strength and flexibility by sneaking yoga in with resistance training.
Nicole Culos-Reed, PhD, a researcher with the University of Calgary Kinesiology department has studied the impact of yoga on prostate cancer survivors and determined it helps in their recovery.
The yoga helps the men maintain their lean muscle mass. Culos-Reed says “from a physiological point of view, when you have muscle wasting you want to sit and you don’t want to do things that cause more fatigue. It creates a downward spiral”.
The yoga class is held at the Calgary Prostate Centre, and participants say the camaraderie is as important as the exercise. (Please note, this class is no longer offered)