Good for all that ails you and now even making it in Forbes. Yoga and meditation among other healthful lifestyle methods has been a large part of many people’s recovery from and avoidance of the psychiatric system in my experience.
From a Forbes article:
About six years ago, Sharon Gutterman hit a rough patch. Gutterman, then 60, a West Hartford, Conn.-based consultant who teaches wellness workshops for resident physicians, went to the doctor’s office to discover that her blood pressure was high. On top of that, she was feeling a lot of anxiety, so her physician wrote her a prescription for an anti-depressant.
But, before getting the prescription filled, Gutterman did some reading and decided she could probably start feeling better not by popping pills, but through practicing yoga…
…medical research that’s been accumulating over the past 10 to 15 years is showing that yoga can provide health benefits that many people may not realize, positively affecting conditions such as heart disease and the symptoms of menopause.
“As far as preventive medicine, it’s as close to one-stop shopping as you can find,” says Dr. Timothy McCall, a board-certified specialist in internal medicine and author of Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing. (read the rest here)
Many more posts on yoga here. Includes some direction.