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In today’s episode, we're talking with a try gold mine of knowledge in regards to the biological aspects of yoga. Dr. Timothy McCall is a medical doctor, yoga therapist and author of Yoga as Medicine and Saving My Neck: A Doctor’s East/West Journey Through Cancer.
Dr. McCall practiced medicine for more than 10 years in the Boston area before devoting himself full-time to investigating and teaching yoga therapy. He has travelled around the world to study with some of the top yoga teachers and therapists, including B.K.S. Iyengar and T.K.V. Desikachar.
Through personal anecdote, Dr. McCall shares his perspective on the changing landscape of yoga as medicine. He talks about research studies and the shift in awareness in the United States. Dr. McCall shares his recent road to recovery from throat cancer – an inspiring testimony to the power of practice during challenging times. He also explains how yoga and preventative medicine of Ayurveda supported him in his recovery.