Yoga Therapy, Ayurveda And Western Medicine: A Healthy Convergence
Dilip Sarkar
  • ISBN : 9789390696727
  • year : 2021
  • language : English
  • binding : Softcover
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The book combines Eastern and Western practices: the yogic tradition of passing down knowledge and the economics of supply and demand, a staple of Western thinking. After I witnessed firsthand an unthinkable transition in my own body from disease (I use the hyphen in disease to emphasize the absence of Disease, and will use this spelling of disease throughout the book) to wellness through the practice of Yoga Therapy, I wanted to share my new knowledge with a sometimes-skeptical medical world. I thought that if it worked for me, it could work for others-or at least improve their conditions in some measure. As my own medical doctors witnessed the transformation in my body through their analysis of hard medical data, they wanted to know how I was able to graduate from a chronically ill heart patient to a dies-ease-free, medication-free state. They wanted to know how to help other patients, and I wanted to aid them in that goal. Since that time, I have lectured all over the world to thousands of doctors and worked with major organizations like the American Heart Association and the International Association of Yoga Therapists. All of the people I met asked me to write a book for easy reference of my teachings, and here is the answer to that request. Although I was healthy by most standards (I exercised, had a good diet, and had regular checkups with excellent results), I had an unexplainable heart attack at age fifty-two. After surgery, I turned to Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda to prevent-and ultimately reverse-my heart disease. When the local medical community found out about the amazing recovery I was making from heart disease through the practice of Yoga Therapy, they wanted me to share my methods. I established a Yoga Therapy class where area health care providers could learn how to incorporate Yoga Therapy into their Western medical practices. Community members with underlying chronic diseases also started attending the classes, and their progress was documented during their regular medical checkups. It became apparent that Yoga Therapy is a very strong, albeit slow, medicine. But strong medicine, no matter how slow, is good medicine. Physicians started sending their patients to the Yoga Therapy classes to learn the practice and to incorporate Yoga Therapy in their daily lives.