Yoga and Ayurveda for Immunity
Many physicians have been asked in recent media interviews: “What can people do to boost their immunity?” The answer that each gave was “Nothing.” Even from a conventional medical standpoint, this answer is ridiculous. What do holistic healing approaches like yoga therapy and Ayurveda to say?
Instructor: Timothy McCall
Timothy McCall, MD is a board-certified internist, Yoga Journal’s medical editor since 2002 and the author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing. He practiced medicine in the Boston area for a dozen years before devoting himself full-time in the late 1990s to yoga therapy. He has studied with many of the world’s leading yoga teachers including BKS Iyengar and TKV Desikachar, as well as Patricia Walden, Rod Stryker and Donald Moyer. In 2005, Timothy began his studies with a traditional Ayurvedic doctor, Chandukutty Vaidyar, and spent more than a year at his clinic in Kerala, India. He serves on the editorial board of The International Journal of Yoga Therapy, and co-edited and contributed to the 2016 medical textbook, The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care. He regularly posts videos on his “Ask the Yoga Doctor” channel on YouTube. His latest book is Saving My Neck: A Doctor’s East/West Journey through Cancer.