There are different types of yoga. They all involve positioning your body in different ways, breathing exercises and some form of meditation or relaxation.
Some types of yoga use very gentle stretching, movement and meditation. Others may involve more vigorous physical movement and dietary changes.
Yoga is generally safe, but people with some types of cancer may need to adapt some of the positions so they’re easier to do.
Some people who have cancer find that yoga helps them cope with their illness and feel better generally. A recent study found that people who followed a four-week yoga course after they completed their cancer treatment had fewer problems sleeping and felt less fatigued.
Some small studies have shown that yoga may also be useful in relieving menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes and joint pains, but more research is needed. Some hospitals offer yoga classes.