From the Integral Yoga Cardiac specialist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiac Center and president of the United Yoga Council-a complete program for discovering the specific head-to-toe, health-issue-by-health-issue benefits of yoga.
Anyone who has experienced the deep mind-body satisfaction that regular yoga practice instills will tell you: Yoga is good for your health. Yet, as Nirmala Heriza reveals in this guide to the health benefits of yoga, the rewards are far more deeply grounded in medical science than has previously been understood.
Drawing from her work with doctors and cardiac patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, as well as from her extensive experience as a yoga therapist working with people of all ages recovering from a wide array of illnesses, Heriza provides a total program for preventing and treating disease through the practice of yoga. With detailed photos and instructions for all of the major yoga poses, Dr. Yoga is an essential health resource for anyone with specific health issues or just the desire to nurture and maintain a balanced, healthy body.
Dr. Yoga includes:
* two doctor-approved, 30-minute "Yoga for Health" practice sets, one for prevention and one for rehabilitation; * a physician and therapist referral directory; and * from the dietitian for Cedars-Sinai Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiac Center, a cookbook of healthful recipes to support your yoga regime.show more