VIVIDLIFE INTERVIEW WITH ED AND DEB SHAPIRO: featuring DEAN ORNISH AND NIRMALA HERIZA
HOSTS’ POST INTERVIEW COMMENTS: “Nirmala Heriza’s Book, “DR YOGA” IS A MUST READ!” Ed and Deb Shapiro
VIVIDLIFE RADIO HOST: ED SHAPIRO http://dryoga.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=421&action=edit
DR YOGA: The Complete Medical Benefits of Yoga (Yoga For Health) by Nirmala Heriza, BA,CYT,CAc;Cmft (foreward by Dr. Dean Ornish M.D.;Preface by Dr. C.Noel Bairey Merz, MD.: Medical Consultant: Dr. Sandra McLanahan, M.D.
INCLUDES TESTIMONYS BY DR MEHMET OZ, M.D.; DR.STEPHEN PACIA, M.D. NYU COMPREHENSIVE EPILEPSY CENTER AND OTHER MEDICAL DIGNITARIES
Based on the Yoga Cardiac Program (a clinical adaptation of Sri Swami Satchidananda’s Integral Yoga Hatha) created by her for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Preventive and Rehabilitative Medical Center. A PIONEER IN INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE. http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/503715/
FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA RECENTLY LAUNCHED AN UPDATE OF THE PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL ON FITNESS, SPORTS AND ACTIVITY. NIRMALA HERIZA IS CHAIRMAN OF THE UNITED COUNCIL ON YOGA, AN UMBRELLA ORGANIZATION FOR YOGA WITH OTHER DISTINGUISHED STRATEGIC MEMBERS INCLUDING DEAN ORNISH AND THE PREVENTIVE MEDICINE RESEARCH CENTER, THE DR YOGA HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER, INTEGRAL YOGA INTERNATIONAL, AND THE YOGA ALLIANCE. THE UCY IS AN OFFICIAL PARTNER OF THE PRESIDENT’S CHALLENGE PROGRAM, FOR THE REVISED PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL ON FITNESS SPORTS AND NUTRITION.
The First Lady’s Quote on Her new Program for Prevention of Heart Disease and contributing factors to other Metabolic Disorders.
PRESS KIT: http://dryoga.wordpress.com/press-kit/
EXCITING UPCOMING FEATURED EVENT:
DEAN ORNISH AND NIRMALA HERIZA DISCUSS THE EFFECTS OF YOGA AND MEDITATION ON THE HEART.
INTERVIEW FOLLOWUP: TALKING POINTS: ORIGINAL INTERVIEW http://dryoga.wordpress.com/vividlife-interview/
TALKING POINTS: TIPPING POINT OF YOGA AND MEDICINE: PIONEERS ORNISH RESEARCH –CEDARS-SINAI YOGA CARDIAC PROGRAM
–THE UNITED COUNCIL ON YOGA FOR THE PRESIDENT’S CHALLENGE PROGRAM AND THE PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL ON FITNESS, SPORTS AND NUTRITION.
-YOGA AND ISOLATION AND LONLINESS: A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTING FACTOR TO HEART DISEASE AND CANCER
-YOGA AND STRESS FACTORS RELATED TO GENDER REASSIGNMENT
February 12, 2013 by Going Out of Your Mind with Ed and Deb Shapiro
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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
“Heriza offers a comprehensive scientifically documented program for preventing and treating disease, based on hatha yoga postures, relaxation techniques and diet.”
“Heriza’s remarkable book helps reaffirm the role of yoga as a serious therapeutic modality.”
P.K Shah, M.D., Director of Cardiology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
“I used the programs in Dr. Yoga to overcome two brain tumors and colon cancer. They saved my life.”
Buffy Ford Stewart ( wife of legendary grammy honored, John Stewart, Kingston Trio) Award winning Recording Artist, Published Poet, Dancer; Co-President, United Council on Yoga for the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.
links: http://www.nheriza.wordpress.com http://www.dr-yoga.com http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B001K8CNF6 .
Dr. Yoga is base on the ‘Integral Yoga® Teachings of H.H. Sri Swami Satchidananda Maharaj. www.swamisatchidananda.org
To Know Yourself Integral Yoga Hatha
Sacred Integral Yoga®Yantra representing all faiths
LIGHT OF TRUTH UNIVERSAL SHRINE Yogaville (Buckingham) Va. dedicated to all Faiths and Religions.
“Truth is One, Paths are Many” –H.H. Sri Swami Satchidananda (photo courtesy of Harpers Bazaar Magazine and Tara and Peter Guber, Mandalay Entertainment Group) -photo credit: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.
Amazon: nirmala heriza’s author page
*Exciting developments in progress…
DR. YOGA is preparing for it’s second printing. Stay tuned….
‘THE FIXERS with DR YOGA“. dedicated link: http://nheriza.wordpress.com/the-fixers-with-dr-yoga-health-show/
A new Reality health and wellness TV series with a focus on Integrative Medical Solutions, currently in development. Senior Executive Producer, Natural9 Entertainment – Carol Sherman. Co-Producers: Nirmala Heriza, Buffy Ford Stewart. Created by: Nirmala Heriza, Buffy Ford Stewart, Jim Boyd.(PBS RoyalStewartEntertainment)
Celebrity Co-Host: Lindsay Crouse: Oscar nom, award winning Actress (The Verdict, Places in the Heart, All the President’s Men, Indian in the Cupboard, Communion. Other Celebrity Co-host, TBA
Creative consultants: Jerry Zucker Award winning Producer/Director (Fair Game, Ghost, Airplane, My Best Friend’s Wedding).
Featured Guest Medical Expert: Dean Ornish..
DR. YOGA INTERNET SITE: Featuring Dr. Yoga DvD’s, CD’s and books. Swami Satchidananda’s Integral Yoga DvD’s, CD’s and books. Yoga related products such as non synthetic Yoga mats, clothing, and other all natural products including Vitamins, herbal health drinks, nutritional food.
Copywrite protected with the Library of Congress and Writers Guild of America.
Dr. Yoga Media: A Partner in HealthCare Reform.
Hospital Endorsement as Yoga for Cardiac Therapy
CS ENDORSES YOGA: Media Contact: Sandra Van
YOGA GAINS MEDICAL ENDORSEMENT AS AN EFFECTIVE THERAPY FOR STRESS REDUCTION IN CORONARY PATIENTS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 15,, 2004
HIGHLIGHTS: Aninnovative program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles is drawing physicians from around the world to study and observe the clinical documentation of yoga’s medical benefits as evidenced by patients enrolled in its decade-old hatha yoga cardiac program. Recently, in recognition of its leadership in this discipline, Cedars-Sinai was named as an associated entity of the United Council on Yoga, which is partnering with the President’s Challenge, the physical activity and fitness awards program of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
YOGA GAINS MEDICAL ENDORSEMENT AS AN EFFECTIVE THERAPY FOR STRESS REDUCTION IN CORONARY PATIENTS
LOS ANGELES, CA (March 15, 2004) – Well into his second career as a filmmaker, Gary Bart was doing what he’d wanted to do for a long time. He was working on a movie about his great-uncle, titled “The Invincible,” which film critic Roger Ebert named one of the best films of 2002. So it was very surprising - in fact devastating – Bart says, when he was told by his doctor three years ago that he had cardiomyopathy, a chronic condition characterized by a weakening of the heart muscle. Learning that his heart was only pumping blood at 40 percent capacity and his condition wouldn’t improve, Bart went from enjoying life into a deep depression, feeling like he’d received a death sentence.
His doctor prescribed medication and told him that he needed to do everything he could to reduce stress in his life. He started practicing meditation (which he hadn’t done for over 30 years), and enrolled in the hatha yoga cardiac program at Cedar’s Sinai Medical Center. Today, Bart describes himself as someone with an uplifting and optimistic attitude about the future and his friends say they can see in his face that he’s more relaxed. He credits these positive feelings in large part to his participation in Cedars Sinai’s program. He’s reduced his stress and hasn’t experienced any further damage to his heart since enrolling in the program.
According to C. Noel Bairey Merz, M.D., Holder of the Women’s Guild Chair in Women’s Health, Director of the Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiac Center, and Medical Director of Women’s Health at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, yoga is one of the leading preventive health measures in the area of stress reduction, health and well-being”.
Recognizing the detrimental effects of stress on individuals, especially in the area of heart disease, we began implementing yoga therapy and offering it to our patients more than 10 years ago,” she explains. “Over the years it has become one of our primary therapies for stress management, and is definitely a complement to our approach to medical care.
Research studies have shown that the breathing and relaxation techniques taught in yoga can reduce stress, decrease blood pressure, minimize the symptoms of angina (chest pain), and increase the capacity to exercise,” says Dr. Bairey Merz. High blood pressure, obesity, and lack of exercise are among the contributing causes of heart disease.
Cedars-Sinai’s Hatha Yoga Cardiac Program utilizes Integral Yoga©, which is a style of Hatha Yoga, a traditional, gentle form shown to be effective as one of the main therapies for stress management, particularly among patients diagnosed with coronary disease. Classes are held for one hour on two mornings each week and are taught by Nirmala Heriza, B.A., a nationally recognized certified Integral Yoga© instructor, who is a cardiac yoga therapist at Cedars-Sinai and president of the Integral Yoga Center of Los Angeles.
“A lot of people are new to yoga and are confused about the different methods. Some forms are very athletic, and photos in magazines, showing people’s bodies twisted into certain poses, can be intimidating. Our class is based on Integral Yoga© – medically proven to be one of the safest styles of yoga,” says Heriza.
Because the class size is small – usually seven students – Heriza is able to give each student personal attention. The classes are designed specifically for cardiac patients, but are open to anyone; a physician’s referral isn’t necessary. Participants range in age from their 30′s to their 80′s.”This is the first class of its kind with the endorsement of a major hospital and takes a very critical, in-depth look at the medical benefits of yoga,” Heriza explains. “Doctors are coming from around the world to observe the class and study the clinical documentation compiled by Cedars-Sinai’s Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiac Center. Physicians want to know how yoga is benefiting their patients … that it’s not just an exercise.”"Various reasons.
Heriza, who is the author of an upcoming book on the topic, Dr.Yoga, which will be released by Penguin/Tarcher Books in August, is also president of the United Council of Yoga, an umbrella yoga organization, which is partnering with the President’s Challenge, the physical activity and fitness awards program of the Presidents Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (PCPFS). Yoga participants at Cedars-Sinai can track their physical activities, including yoga, on an interactive Web site (www.presidentschallenge.org) and are eligible to earn a Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) for being active 30 minutes a day, five days a week for six weeks.