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Yoga as Medicine by Dr. Timothy McCall at

Direct from the article:

McCall, a practicing yogi and Western-trained physician, uses science to show how yoga postures, breathing techniques and meditation can help treat conditions such as arthritis, heart disease, insomnia and obesity.

Philosophy: “Yoga is not a panacea, but it is powerful medicine indeed for body, mind and spirit. Above all, yoga is a path. The longer you stay with it and the more heart you put into the journey, the further it can take you.”

Try this for . . . insomnia: Practice “legs up the wall” pose for 10 minutes or longer. To do it, lie on your back with your butt as close to the wall as possible. Swing your legs up so that your heels are on the wall and your thighs are as close to vertical as possible. If you have tight hamstrings, it will be more difficult to get into a 90-degree position.

You might also like: Yoga for Wellness by Gary Kraftsow.

Mar 9, 2009 · Comment

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