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When Prevention magazine published two articles about Integral Health Services—a groundbreaking integrative medicine clinic in Connecticut, the waiting list at IHS grew into a 2-year wait! Possibly the first health center of its kind in North America (and even the...

The Clinic Where Love and Medicine Go Hand in Hand

In November 1977, Prevention magazine published the first of two articles about Integral Health Services—a groundbreaking integrative medicine clinic in Connecticut. Possibly the first health center of its kind in North America (and even the world), it was based on...

The Yoga M.D.

Dr. Sandra Amrita McLanahan is a holistic and Yoga medical doctor with a family practice in Yogaville. She is a pioneer in the field of integrative and lifestyle medicine, having founded America’s first holistic health center in Connecticut in 1976. Personal physician...
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The Essence of Yoga Therapy

The Essence of Yoga Therapy

In this article, Swami Satchidananda, founder of Integral Yoga, and a trained naturopath himself, discusses the essential elements that comprise classical Yoga therapy. When I came to this country in 1966, I met Dr. Ramamurti Mishra (who became Swami Brahmananda), the...

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Applying Yoga Therapy in Healthcare

Applying Yoga Therapy in Healthcare

Abstract: Yoga Therapy is the adaptation of the Yoga practices for patients with various chronic dis-eases. Yoga is a stepwise practice for self-realization. During the practice a person also develops some health benefits, which can be used as adjuvant therapy for...

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A Living Laboratory for Yoga Research

A Living Laboratory for Yoga Research

Dr. Jeffery Dusek, Kripalu’s Chief Research Officer, Leads New Studies on the Power of Mind/Body Practices Jeffery Dusek was in high school when he had his first experience of how the breath can powerfully impact the body and the mind. “Growing up, I was a hockey...

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Understanding Yogic Concepts of Health and Disease

Understanding Yogic Concepts of Health and Disease

Introduction Yoga is a spiritual science for the integrated and holistic development of our physical, mental and moral-spiritual aspects of being. The philosophy of Yoga is practical and applicable in our day-to-day living. Yoga has been documented to normalise...

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The Eight Limbs of Yoga in Ayurvedic and Yogic Therapy

The Eight Limbs of Yoga in Ayurvedic and Yogic Therapy

Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) is regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts on Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedic Studies. This article offers a preview of the Teacher Training program that Dr. Frawley developed based on how the eight limbs of Yoga can be...

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The Front Line of Yoga Therapy and Research

The Front Line of Yoga Therapy and Research

John Kepner, M.A., M.B.A., executive director of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), has been at the forefront of developing publications, conferences, standards, and a professional identity for the field of Yoga therapy for more than a decade. In...

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Yoga for Diabetes

Yoga for Diabetes

In her book, Yoga for Diabetes: How to Manage Your Health with Yoga and Ayurveda, Yoga teacher Rachel Zinman presents a highly motivational and personalized guide that will enable readers to incorporate Yoga into their daily diabetes management plan. Rachel was...

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Yoga Therapy: A Holistic Approach

Yoga Therapy: A Holistic Approach

What yogis realized thousands of years ago—and what the western medical community and researchers are now catching on to—is that practicing Yoga can make a critical difference in one’s health and wellbeing. In this interview, Timothy McCall, MD, a leader in the Yoga...

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