Yoga is certainly a physical practice and can be a great way to work on strength and flexibility. But many seasoned yogis and instructors will tell you that breathing and mindfulness are at the heart of the practice.
Here I was, able to reconnect with my body and focus my mind, surrounded by other beautiful breast cancer survivors. The yoga class was fun, restorative, and gentle enough for beginners. I was in a safe place where I felt accepted, supported, and loved. From then on, I was hooked.
Yoga and Tai Chi are two popular complementary treatments. What they share is that they combine movement, posture and breathing to help people relax and achieve a "balance" between body, mind and spirit.