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physical yoga as wellness medicine

via Using downward dogs to treat depression – CNN.com.


Excerpt from the above CNN Health online piece: “There are some 30 to 50 million Americans taking psychiatric drugs, he notes. Some are benefiting and some are not…pills don’t prevent any of the psychiatric illnesses. They don’t build resilience. They don’t teach coping strategies and they don’t in general engender wellness…There are some situations when medication is essential. But outside-the-box strategies, such as yoga, could offer a low-cost, viable approach.”