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"Nirmala Heriza is one of the country's leading practitioners of yoga for heart disease.  I have been referring patients to her for more than 20 years.  I highly recommend her and her unique approach to yoga."   Dean Ornish, MD, Founder and President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute

Dr Yoga by Nirmala Heriza

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Dr. Yoga: Yoga For Health, a new book by Nirmala Heriza.  
Based on the Integral Yoga® teachings of H.H. Sri Swami Satchidananda Maharaj. 

Medical Consultant Dr. Sandra McLanahan, M.D.
Forward by Dean Ornish, M.D.
Preface by C. Noel Bairey Merz, M.D.

“Heriza’s remarkable book on the medical benefits of yoga provides credible evidence regarding the clinical value of traditional Hatha Yoga and helps reaffirm the role of Yoga as a serious medical modality”.  P.K. Shah, M.D. Shappell and Webb Chair and Director, Cardiology and Atherosclerosis Research Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Anyone who has experienced the deep mind-body satisfaction that a regular yoga practice instills will tell you:  Yoga is good for your health.  Yet, as Nirmala Heriza, a cardiac yoga therapist at Cedars-Sinai Medical center Preventative and Rehabilitative Cardiac Center and president of the United Yoga Council, reveals in this groundbreaking book, the rewards are far more deeply rooted in medical science than has previously been understood. 

Dr. Yoga draws on Heriza's work with doctors and cardiac patients at Cedars-Sinai and on her extensive experience as a yoga therapist in private practice working with people of all ages who are recovering from a wide array of illnesses.  It offers:

Dr Yoga by Nirmala Heriza

  • A total program for helping to prevent and treat disease through the practice of yoga
  • Detailed photographs of and instructions for the major yoga poses. 
  • Two thirty minute, doctor approved "Yoga for Health" practice sets.
  • The "Yoga Vitamin," a ten minute head-to-toe micro-session you can do anytime or anywhere to relieve stress and promote well being. 
  • A yoga friendly nutritional plan by Mary Felando, M.S., R.D., cardiovascular nutrition specialist for the Preventative and Rehabilitative Cardiac Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. 

Dr Yoga is available via Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Borders, Target and through other mass market outlets.

About the Author

Nirmala Heriza,
B.A., CYT., is a hatha yoga cardiac therapist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Preventative and Rehabilitative Cardiac Center, President of the United Yoga Council and director of the Los Angeles Integral Yoga Center, she is a senior disciple of the renowned yoga master and found of Integral Yoga, H. H. Sri Swami Satchidananda.  Heriza also has a private yoga and acupressure practice in Los Angeles that serves many celebrities in the film, television and music industries. 

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