Why didn’t they just ask me?
“A new study has found that yoga is beneficial for breast cancer patients as it improves their quality of life.”
This kind of research bugs the crap out of me. One study after another has proven the overall health benefits of yoga. It lowers blood pressure. It strengthens the body. It improves flexibility. It relaxes you. Everyone should do it. No doubt about it. I like it. Any yoga fan can tell you how great it is for you.
So why, WHY, did money get spent on a study asking women with breast cancer who did yoga how they felt? What purpose does that serve? Couldn’t that time and money been spent in a better way?
The only thing I can figure out is that maybe doing a study like this gives them a chance to get funding for something like free yoga classes at M.D. Anderson. If that’s the case, then I’m in favor. Otherwise, WTF?