The Harvard Medical School Guide to Yoga brings you the current news and cutting-edge scientific research on yoga and mindfulness.
Marlynn Wei, MD, JD is a Harvard and Yale-trained board-certified psychiatrist, certified yoga teacher, and author in New York. Dr. Wei writes for Harvard Health, the Huffington Post and Psychology Today on yoga, mindfulness, and stress reduction. Her work emphasizes the importance of self-compassion, self-awareness, and community.
She became interested in the healing power of yoga during her medical training. Dr. Wei integrates yoga and mindfulness therapy techniques in her private practice to treat anxiety and depression and build resilience. She is on the Medical Advisory Board for nonprofit organization Kula for Karma, which brings yoga to hospitals. She lives in New York.
James E. Groves, MD is a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Clinical Professor at the Harvard Medical School. He writes for the Huffington Post and is the author of dozens of articles on the doctor-patient relationship.
Dr. Groves became interested in yoga in the late 1980s when he saw the how the practice helped his patients. Since then, yoga has informed his work helping patients with issues such as addictions. Dr. Groves began practicing yoga in 1991.
He practices psychotherapy and teaches and supervises Massachusetts General Psychiatry residents in the psychodynamic therapies. He has studied and written about yoga for more than two decades. He lives in Boston with his family.