The Yogapedia Podcast: Dr. Timothy McCall, MD Medical Doctor and Yoga Therapist

By Yogapedia Editorial Team
Published: October 16, 2019
Key Takeaways

Dr. Timothy McCall is a certified medical doctor, who, after 10 years of practicing, decided to dedicate his life to yoga therapy. Listen as we discuss how yoga and Ayurveda helped McCall through his treatment of throat cancer.


In episode 11 of The Yogapedia Podcast, we're talking with medical doctor and yoga therapist, Dr. Timothy McCall!

In This Interview: The Medicine of Yoga


In today’s episode, we're talking with a gold mine of knowledge in regards to the biological aspects of yoga. Dr. Timothy McCall is a medical doctor, yoga therapist and author of Yoga as Medicine and Saving My Neck: A Doctor’s East/West Journey Through Cancer.

Dr. McCall practiced medicine for more than 10 years in the Boston area before devoting himself full-time to investigating and teaching yoga therapy. He has travelled around the world to study with some of the top yoga teachers and therapists, including B.K.S. Iyengar and T.K.V. Desikachar.

Through personal anecdote, Dr. McCall shares his perspective on the changing landscape of yoga as medicine. He talks about research studies and the shift in awareness in the United States. Dr. McCall shares his recent road to recovery from throat cancer – an inspiring testimony to the power of practice during challenging times. He also explains how yoga and preventative medicine of Ayurveda supported him in his recovery.


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Why The Yogapedia Podcast?

The Yogapedia Podcast is here to help you navigate life’s biggest questions through the lens of yoga. Listen to insightful discussions with master teachers, leading experts, doctors, researchers and practitioners as they share all the tips, secrets, and special knowledge you need for a healthier, more meaningful life. The ancient teachings of yoga offer extraordinary solutions for navigating many of the critical issues in our modern landscape. Through intimate conversation our expert guests share their personal relationship to yoga, the discoveries that defined their path and the insights that brought meaning into their everyday lives.

The podcast is hosted by Saraswati Clere, an award-winning documentary film-maker, yoga studio owner and 500 RYT Yoga Teacher Trainer, with intro music by Jim Beckwith.

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Yogapedia's editorial team is dedicated to writing and curating authentic yogic knowledge from around the globe. Our intention is to help seekers turn within and connect with Self (Ātman) through shared understanding of the philosophy and practice of yoga.

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