A child being diagnosed with cancer can be an extremely stressful event for the parents of a child as well as the child, and it has been seen by a new study that yoga can help to reduce the stress associated with such as diagnosis.
For parents, it is the uncertainly of a loved one’s prognosis as well as the suffering of their child that causes the stress and anxiety.
The study found that parents as well as their children experienced a reduction in their anxiety and stress levels and found their sense of well being to be enhanced due to the yoga sessions that they participated in.
Teenaged kids, ranging from ages 13 to 18 were seen to benefit most, which children ranging from 7 to 12 years of age were not seen to benefit.
According to the study published in the Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, the researchers were reported as saying that Yoga is now emerging as an effective complementary therapy in adult oncology.
Yoga can help in many different ways – it can help reduce distress by helping a person sleep better, reduce fatigue, enhance the mood and generally help to improve the quality of life. As for the kids, they found that Yoga was fun and it also helped parents bond with their kids.