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Doctors who prescribe yoga

Screen Shot 2015-04-08 at 10.59.22 AMMy friend is a chiropractor.

In the past five years, he’s sent over one hundred of his patients to the yoga studio down the street from his clinic, where he is also a student himself.

The other day his assistant yelled at him for sending too much business away. He feared the patients would fall in love with yoga and never come back for another adjustment again.

But as a true professional, a true artist, a true champion of human health, he told his assistant that a good doctor tells his patients, “I hope you never have to come in here again.”

What has practicing yoga allowed you walk away from?

Scott Ginsberg is a writer, daily practitioner and workstudy volunteer at Bikram Yoga Park Slope.