In the book Yoga as Medicine, the Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing, Timothy McCall, M.D., makes the following statement in his book.
As someone who has been an MD for over twenty years, I can tell you that yoga is quite simply the most powerful system of overall health and well-being I have ever seen. Even if you are currently among what might be called the temporarily healthy, as preventive medicine, yoga is as close to one-stop shopping as you can find. This single comprehensive system can reduce stress, increase flexibility, improve balance, promote strength, heighten cardiovascular conditioning, lower blood pressure, reduce overweight, strengthen bones, prevent injuries, lift mood, improve immune function, increase the oxygen supply to the tissues, heighten sexual functioning and fulfillment, foster psychological equanimity, and promote spiritual well-being....and that's only a partical list.For continuing my education in my yoga studies, this is one of the books that we are to read, to get ready for YogaFit Therapy course. As I delved into this book and the others, I'll be posting a bit of what I'm learning.
For more information on Dr. McCall's book, visit his site at
Yoga As Medicine - A Yoga Journal Book by Timothy McCall, M.D.