Yoga and Health Podcasts/Videocasts: Watch Now

Listen to a discussion on Yoga and Health with John Schumacher on
Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher John Schumacher, Unity Woods Yoga Center shares some of his personal experience and how Yoga has had an impact on his health. Some time ago, he realized that health is ephemeral and that our best position is to be proactive now while we are in good health. Those with dis-ease will often speak of how you never appreciate your health until you are sick.

Listen to a discussion of Yoga as Medicine with Timothy McCall, MD on
Timothy McCall, M.D. is a board-certified internist, the Medical Editor of Yoga Journal, and the author of two books, including Yoga as Medicine. Since 2000, his main focus has been examining the therapeutic aspects of Yoga from a scientific perspective.


Dis-ease” with Sri Swami Satchidananda
Swami Satchidananda explains that our original condition is to be easeful and when we disturb that ease, we experience disease or dis-ease.
(From a talk by Swami Satchidananda on holistic healing at Lynchburg College, Virginia, 1987)

“Health Our Birthright” with Sri Swami Satchidananda
Health and happiness are our birthright. How to maintain it is our challenge. Sri Gurudev explains why we lose our ease and how to prevent this.
(From a talk by Sri Gurudev on holistic healing at Lynchburg College, Virginia, 1987)

“Yoga and Wellness”
In this excerpt from the film, “Living Yoga,” medical experts, including Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Dean Ornish, demonstrate how Yoga is a holistic system that helps restore one’s health on every level—physical, emotional and spiritual.

“Dr. Dean Ornish: What I Learned from Swami Satchidananda”
In this clip, Dr. Ornish explains the significance of heart pain and its message which is a major principle he learned from his teacher, Sri Swami Satchidananda. This is an excerpt from the DVD “The Healthy Heart” in which Dr. Dean Ornish details his healthy heart program, which consists of a low-fat vegetarian diet, Yoga and meditation and other healthy lifestyle changes. This program has been scientifically proven to prevent and reverse heart disease. For more information visit Dr. Ornish’s website,

Yoga and Ayurveda: Sister Disciplines” Videocast on
There are many similarities between yoga and ayurveda medicine. Dr. Mark Vinick explains the relationship between the two.

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