Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October 2015)

 

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide and the second-most common cancer overall. Shockingly, in 2015, an estimated 231,840 cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. alone; imagine the numbers worldwide!! 😲 About 40,290 women in the U.S. are expected to die in 2015 from breast cancer. So no matter who you are or where you live, being aware of breast cancer is a life saver!!

To minimize breast cancer risk start with healthy habits — such as limiting alcohol, smoking and staying physically active. Controlling your weight and limiting dose and duration of hormonal therapy as well as breast-feeding may play a role in minimizing risk of breast cancer. Getting routine check-ups and following through on recommended tests such as mammography and sonography could save your life.

When taking a holistic view of your health it is absolutely beneficial to be more attuned to your body and cultivate awareness of physically manifested imbalances and subtle energy changes in the energy field surrounding your physical body. This is the kind of mindfulness that our yoga practice cultivates in us on and off the mat. Energy Healers view breast cancer as one of the physical dysfunctions associated with the heart chakra.
Taking care of your emotional and spiritual needs may help prevent physical illness or at least cope with illness when it comes.

You honor yourself when you pay attention to all your layers of existence: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.

Our only way out is to Think Pink and Live Green!

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, and all BattleCryPink bras by @handfulbra sold are a 10% give back to cancer research because in addition to being an amazing sports bra for “regular” women they are a mastectomy bra option for survivors

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