The Harvard Medical School Guide to Yogais a comprehensive guide to understanding an integrated approach to yoga. While there are many yoga books available on the market, most are based on an individual yogis expertise. This book relies on modern medical science to illustrate the benefits of yoga;and offers a practical, easy-to-implement plan. Scientific research and clinical experience have shown that an integrated approach that includes multiple yoga limbs (including breath control, postures, guided meditation, and self-reflective writing exercises) does far more to improve physical and mental health than merely doing yoga exercises. This streamlined 8-week program features user-friendly, step-by-step sequences that are easy to learn and practice at home with minimal equipment. The book also offers poses and sequences targeted to improve arthritis, cardiovascular health, type 2 diabetes, weight loss, sleep issues, chronic pain, neurological disorders, as well as depression, anxiety, stress, and more.