Monday, April 13, 2020

Ask the Yoga Doctor: What Kind of Yoga Should You Do When You're Sheltering-in-Place?

With yoga studios and gyms closed, and many of us stuck at home. So what kind of yoga would serve you best during this difficult time? As always, the answer is "it depends." But in this video Dr. Timothy McCall provides a few guideposts to using this time skillfully to boost your health, immunity, and well-being. And he strongly encourages you to take this time to start a daily home yoga practice, even if its just a short one.

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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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