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Matter of Health Hardcover – 1998

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A huge volume explaining anatomy and physiology and how yoga helps treat different disorders. Integrates yoga and western medicine for prevention and cure. This book demonstrates how yoga combined with Western medicine can provide a holistic approach to a cost-effective health care system where the preventive aspects of health care are afforded the importance they deserve. Hardcover * We receive some books from India in less than perfect condition. There may be some damage to this title. * We receive some books from India in less than perfect condition. There may be some damage to this title.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Dr. Krishna Raman is the Yoga Doctor of the Future! 23 Dec. 2005
By Suza Francina - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Dr. Krishna Raman's monumental book on therapeutic yoga is an unsurpassed resource for yoga teachers, medical doctors and other health professionals seeking to understand how yoga works. Dr. Raman combines modern medicine and yoga to treat or prevent a wide range of common ailments. He is a longtime student of yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar who taught him about the immense clinical benefits of utilizing yoga as a tool for health care. This book is the culmination of Dr. Raman's research in integrating the two sciences of medicine and yoga.

As a yoga teacher specializing in yoga for people at midlife and older, I was especially interested in Dr. Raman's demonstrations of the use of yoga props for those who start yoga later in life. I highly recommend the sections on geriatric health and yoga and aging for teachers who offer classes for seniors. Clear, inspiring photographs demonstrate how even older beginners can reap the benefits of yoga using simple yoga props. The last section of the book presents a comprehensive discussion of common medical disorders that particularly respond to yoga therapy, including cardiovascular disorders. Dr. Raman describes the causes and symptoms and shows how excessive and prolonged medication and surgery can possibly be avoided in many cases through the practice of yoga. The book is illustrated with exceptionally educational photographs and diagrams of the human body.

I highly recommend this book on its own merit and also as a companion to "Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health" by B.K.S. Iyengar.

Dr. Krishna Raman is truly the yoga doctor of the future! He has done us all a tremendous service by writing this book. For more information visit his virtual office at

Namaste. Suza Francina, author, The New Yoga for People Over 50 and Yoga and the Wisdom of Menopause.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A Matter of Health 25 Feb. 2011
By jrw - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is written by a Western trained Physician who has practised yoga since he was 13 years old. The book details all the working functions of the body by description and pictures. The doctor clarifies the practise of yoga from a medical point of view. I was impressed with the fact that he did medical studies by injecting himself with various dyes to prove the benefits of various yoga positions. An excellent medical text for those who wish to improve their health via the practise of yoga.
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Knows his stuff 19 Jan. 2013
By D. Force - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This Dr really knows the body! He truly understands the blending of Eastern and Western medicine, philosophy and long term benefits of yoga practice. I use this book as a constant reference as a certified yoga teacher.
Thank you for such a wonderful resource!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Great resource for anyone with serious interest of studying yoga 12 Oct. 2014
By Charmaine E. Pooh - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Supplemental reading for my yoga teacher training program. Great resource for anyone with serious interest of studying yoga!
Never received anything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 7 May 2014
By Yves Gasqueres - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I received a notice that the book was not available ? one week after ordering , precising I will be reinbursed ..that was the case ..
However , until now everything went smoothly and efficiently .
Hope next time it will be as usual .
Best . Yves Gasqueres.
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