Dr. Loren Fishman has been practicing yoga for forty years, he trained for a year with yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar and is currently Medical Director of Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Fishman is a professor at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and has written and edited more than eighty academic articles and books on rehabilitative medicine. Dr. Fishman combines his significant depth of knowledge in medicine and yoga to treat patients; he has also completed clinical studies that support yoga for healing.
In this podcast, Dr. Fishman is joined by colleague and yoga therapist Gabriella Barnstone. We discuss:
- Yoga as an accompanying or alternative therapy to Western medicine, and the clinical evidence supporting yoga.
- Yoga for Osteoporosis.
- Yoga for Scoliosis.
- Yoga for back pain – The importance of the diagnosis, and how yoga can be therapy for a variety of back ailments.
- Yoga and Weight Loss – Yoga postures to curb your appetite and how to use yoga and improve your reaction to appetite stimulus.
- Dr. Fishman describes his personal yoga practice and offers his wisdom derived from forty years of practice and as a top practicing physician.
Dr. Fisham’s website is www.sciatica.org. He has several upcoming workshops to teach his remedies and/or purchase his DVDs (see his website for full details)
NEXT WEEK! Yoga for Osteoporosis with Certification: Two weekends: March 5-6 and March 19-20. (New York City)
Low Back Pain Methods with Certification: Two weekends: April 2-3 and April 23-24