I am very excited to share a wonderful program that I discovered a few weeks ago, and attended recently. It is called The Healthy Breast Program, and is delivered by Naturopathic Doctor Sat Dharam Kaur at Lotus Yoga Centre, downtown Toronto.
We sat in a semi- circle on yoga mats, and all introduced ourselves at the beginning. It was a very comfortable space and atmosphere. The session struck a perfect balance between being educational and informative, interactive, and full of great Kundalini Yoga Exercises that were very appropriate for the topic (This month’s was Improving Lymphatic Circulation). I left the class being well aware of which exercises can stimulate the lymphatic movement in the three areas that contain the most lymph nodes. The important areas.
What I really enjoyed about this class was Sat Dharam Kaur’s thirst for knowledge and excitement to share new (and perhaps old but still very relevant) information. Within the class, she sprinkles in her most recent learnings/ discoveries based on recent research that she comes across. It was very apparent that she is always keeping up to date with the literature on the connections between various different factors and breast health. For example, I had NO idea about the strong correlation between oral (mouth) health and breast health. The connections between the lymphatic system, the tonsils, and breast health is very complex but she simplified it and the point was clear: TAKE CARE OF YOUR MOUTH HEALTH! Sat Dharam Kaur is admittedly a very practical person, so after discussing the relationship between mouth health and breast health, she offers easy preventative solutions: there are many essential oils and herbs that you can mix to keep your mouth rid of the bacterias, fungi, viruses, etc, that can be problematic for your immune system. These secrets and natural recipes are a wonderful addition to the already great program!
Front page of booklet that is handed out to class participants, that we go through, throughout the class. Great resource!
Near the end of the class, when we went through some important information about physical activity for breast health, I spoke briefly about ActiveMatch, which initiated a discussion about the relevance of being active and having an exercise partner to be active with!
If you are interested in joining next month’s Healthy Breast Program, it will be held In Toronto on Friday march 11, 2-5pm. I promise you will enjoy this program!!
Take care of your lymph nodes!
Alicia, on behalf of ActiveMatch