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Yoga As Medicine

A Yoga Journal Book
By Timothy McCall
, M.D.

Yoga As Medicine by Timothy McCall

Yoga as Medicine by Timothy McCall, MD is an authorative and accessible book that shows, with reference to study after study, how valuable yoga can be in treating a wide range of afflictions. This book offers prescriptions and detailed case studies for numerous ailments (listed below in the Contents section) which are fascinating and informative whether or not you suffer from the particular problem(s) being addressed. It is detailed, comprehensive and informed by the real life experiences of top notch yoga therapists with deep knowledge of their craft.
     Part One of the book introduces the topic of yoga as medicine and quantifies the benefits in a way that the most skeptical Western reader will be convinced of the health benefits that can be achieved throught regular yoga practice. There are also Experiential Exercises in Part One designed to show the reader with little yoga experience direct and immediate results.
     Part Two is full of practical guidance on figuring out what yoga is right for you, how to do it safely and for planning and maintaining your own practice.
     Part Three contains detailed information on twenty particular health problems including back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches and insomnia. Here explainations of how yoga can be used to treat and prevent these problems are given. A personal history of successful treatment is related and clear instruction for developing a healing practice is completely laid out.
     There are useful appendices about a variety of topics including sources of further information and a helpful Sanskrit glossary. The full Table of Contents is listed after the "buy" button.
     This book has found wide acceptance and acclaim in the yoga community. And, as with Yoga itself, it must be experienced to fully understand why.

      Timothy McCall, M.D., trained in primary care internal medicine and practiced for more than a dozen years in the Boston area and then in the year 2000 began devoting himself full-time to the investigation of therapeutic yoga. As a board-certified physician and a dedicated yoga practitioner who has traveled to India and throughout the United States observing, studying with, and interviewing the world's leading yoga teachers and therapists, he is uniquely qualified to reconcile modern medical science and ancient yogic teachings. He is the medical editor of Yoga Journal, the country's leading yoga publication, and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
    
High Praise for Yoga As Medicine:

      "If you care about your body and want to learn to listen more carefully to its messages, and to take good care of it over the long haul, you will find this book a godsend, whether you are young or old, firm or infirm, a newcomer to yoga or an old-timer. It is the first comprehensive medical look at the benefits of yoga and its therapeutic uses. Timothy McCall has done a great service to the field of mind-body medicine." - Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.

" Yoga as Medicine is a powerfully clear, accessible, and practical guide to creating a vibrantly healthy body, mind, and spirit. What a tremendous contribution to healing and human potential!" -Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.

" Yoga as Medicine is beautifully organized and presented, making it instantly readable and practical for anyone desiring better health or immediate help with a particular problem." - Christiane Northrup, M.D.


$21.00
This is a 566 page trade paperback book.

Contents of Yoga As Medicine :

How to Use This Book xi
Introduction: A Leap of Faith xv

PART ONE: YOGA AS MEDICINE
1. Yoga as Medicine 3
2. The Science of Yoga 26
3. Yoga for Stress Relief 48
4. Bringing a Yogic Perspective to Your Health Care 71

PART TWO: THE PRACTICE OF YOGA
5. Doing Yoga Safely 89
6. Choosing a Style of Yoga and a Teacher 102
7. Getting Started and Keeping It Going 121

PART THREE: YOGA THERAPY IN ACTION
8. Anxiety and Panic Attacks 133
9. Arthritis 151
10. Asthma 169
11. Back Pain 187
12. Cancer 207
13. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 225
14. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 242
15. Depression 261
16. Diabetes 281
17. Fibromyalgia 299
18. Headaches 317
19. Heart Disease 335
20. High Blood Pressure 359
21. HIV/AIDS 377
22. Infertility 395
23. Insomnia 410
24. Irritable Bowel Syndrome 427
25. Menopause 443
26. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) 458
27. Overweight and Obesity 475

Afterword: The Future of Yoga as Medicine 493
Appendix 1. Avoiding Common Yoga Injuries 497
Appendix 2. Sources of Further Information 506
Appendix 3. Sanskrit Glossary 510
Appendix 4. Sanskrit Words in Asana Names 515
Notes 518
Acknowledgements 543
Teacher Photo Credits 546
Index 547
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