A Surgical Mission A Doctor Won’t Forget

My relationship with Swami Satchidananda began with meeting Dr. Sandra (Amrita) McLanahan, at a conference in Tarrytown, New York where she was one of the speakers. She was a student of the Swami, and she was young, energetic, and spoke of Yoga, spirituality, and...

A Yoga Doctor Looks Back

Several years ago, Sandra Amrita McLanahan, MD (founder of Integral Health Services and pioneer of Yoga therapy) was asked the question: “What did you learn from Swami Satchidananda?” Her reply became this article… It’s very difficult to summarize almost 50 years of...

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...

Living a ‘Spiritful’ Life

Integrative medicine pioneer, Dr. Sandra Amrita McLanahan, offers these reflections and an inspirational view of spiritual life—or what she terms a “spiritful” life—during this tribute she offered her spiritual teacher (Swami Satchidananda) during the...