Dahn yoga aims to provide followers with a means of self exploration and self development. At the same time, yoga has been known to increase positive mood in cancer survivors. Karen Newman, a 50-year-old triathlon winner, was recently featured in the Daily New Canaan.
Newman was chosen to compete on Team USA for the World Triathlon Championships. What is even more amazing is that Newman is a breast cancer survivor whose doctors told her she had no chance at the triathlons.
"Cancer entered our family, and we've turned it into love. I get to go and speak to cancer patients. I'm able to do things I've never been able to do. Your greatest challenges are your greatest lessons. I am truly blessed," Newman told the news source.
Breast cancer affects one out of every eight women in the U.S. each year. Some like Newman have embraced their survival and taken on new opportunities and activities. Recent research has shown that maintaining a healthy active lifestyle may be one of the key preventative measures against developing breast cancer. All women over the age of 40 are recommended by the American Cancer Society to receive annual mammograms.