Monday, April 27, 2020

Ask the Yoga Doctor: How Yoga Philosophy Can Help

What's the best way to get through difficult experiences? In this new video, Dr. Timothy McCall says that yoga philosophy offers clues.

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Timothy McCall, MD is a board-certified internist, Yoga Journal's medical editor since 2002 and the author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing. He practiced medicine in the Boston area for a dozen years before devoting himself full-time in the late 1990s to yoga therapy. He has studied with many of the world's leading yoga teachers, including BKS Iyengar and TKV Desikachar. In 2005, Timothy began his studies with a traditional Ayurvedic doctor, Chandukutty Vaidyar, and spent more than a year at his clinic in Kerala, India. His latest book is Saving My Neck: A Doctor’s East/West Journey through Cancer. For more information see

This post was edited by Nina Zolotow, Editor in Chief of the Accessible Yoga blog.

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1 comment:

  1. The philosophy of ‘ focus on what we can control and not focus on what we cannot control’ is the ultimate consolation one can attain from the greatest scripture, ‘Bhagwat Gita’. COVID is an unfortunate situation that has only one potential solution to date. Stay safe at home for yourself and the sake of others. For the patients who are unable to visit hospitals for regular checkups, they can consult them through phones.