William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
In this Article
- What is yoga?
- Who invented yoga?
- How does yoga work?
- What are the types of yoga?
- Who's doing yoga?
- What about kids and yoga?
- What about seniors and yoga?
- What about prenatal yoga?
- Is yoga just another fitness fad?
- What are the health benefits of yoga?
- What equipment and props are needed for yoga?
- How does a yoga class work? What can I expect?
- What should be worn during yoga?
- Where can I try yoga?
- How much does yoga cost?
- How do I go about getting started with yoga?
- Is it safe to do yoga?
- What resources are available for people interested in yoga?
What resources are available for people interested in yoga?
- Hatha Yoga Manual I by Samskrti and Veda. It's out of print, but it's available used online and it's my favorite yoga book. It's simple and has pictures and descriptions of many of the poses you'll learn as a beginner. Manual II in the series is also worthwhile.
- YogaKids 3: Silly to Calm for Ages 3-6 (DVD)
- Prenatal Yoga Complete by Bodywisdom (DVD)
- Yoga for Pregnancy, Labor & Birth by Colette Crawford, R.N. (DVD)
- Yoga on the Ball: Enhance Your Yoga Practice Using the Exercise Ball by Carol Mitchell (Book)
- Yoga on the Ball by Candace Copeland (DVD)
- On the Ball: Yoga Workout for Beginners with Sara Ivanhoe (DVD)
- A.M. and P.M. Yoga for Beginners by Rodney Yee (DVD)
- http://www.yogajournal.com/ Yoga Journal
- http://www.yogafinder.com/ Yoga locator
- http://www.abc-of-yoga.com/ Yoga locator
- http://www.matsmatsmats.com/ Equipment
- http://www.yogajournal.com/newtoyoga/159.cfm Sanskrit dictionary
- http://www.yogajournal.com/OnlineDirectory/ Yoga locator
- http://www.yogaaccessories.com/Index.asp Equipment
- http://www.yogaprops.net/index.htm Equipment
Search online for "yoga DVDs" or "yoga videos" and you'll get lots of other resources.
Medically reviewed by Jonathan Miller, MD; Board Certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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