LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Donna Terrell has been on a mission all month long to bring awareness to colon cancer.
A treatable, curable disease that took the life of her daughter, Queah, three years ago.
That is why she created the "Donna Terrell's Yoga Warriors Fighting Colon Cancer" event which is this Saturday, March 29th.
If you do not know much about yoga or are afraid to give it a try, yoga instructor Breezy Osborne explains how it can help you heal mind, body and soul.
"Inhale, arms up and you'll exhale fold. You're only going to fold as far as it's available to you. You don't have to touch the floor," explains Breezy.
Breezy has been teaching yoga for ten years and owns Barefoot Studios in Riverdale and West Little Rock. She believes the workout has the power to change your life.
"Yoga brings you what reality is. What the truth is. Can you touch your toes? Maybe not today but can you tomorrow? Maybe, I don't know. so whatever you do on the mat, that's teaching you acceptance," says Breezy.
But yoga has been recognized in the medical community as another tool to help people heal.
"We are learning more and more about spirituality, laughter and nutrition, appropriate rest. The thing about Yoga is not only is it physical, it puts the body in a state of relaxation and we know that when the body is not stressed that is when it can optimally heal itself."
Donna Terrell's daughter, Queah, found the healing power of yoga when she was fighting colon cancer. Which Breezy explains, makes sense.
"There's a healing aspect to yoga whether you're a student or a teacher. To see everyone have these 'aha' moments and their journey because everyone has a different story. Everyone has a different body and background and that's what on their mat," explains Breezy.
Breezy teaches all different levels. She says whether you've never tried yoga before or you've been doing it for years, there is something in it for everyone.
So, Donna Terrell's Yoga Warriors Fighting Colon Cancer is to honor her daughter and to raise money and awareness about this very treatable disease.
Remember, the big event is this Saturday at the Downtown Marriott Outdoor Terrace at 10 a.m.
Donations are welcome but the event is free.
Just bring a yoga mat.
There will also be a silent action to help raise money.