This is Wellness - Jeff Smith, MD

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How many years have you been participating?

I have been practicing for 6 years.

How did you get started?

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I started practicing because I had chronic neck and back pain. It was a great source of frustration. I actually thought it would shorten my career in the OR. My dear wife suggested I try yoga. I’ve never felt so lucky for being married to such a brilliant woman.

What is your great source of enjoyment from this activity?

Initially I appreciated the physical benefit it provided. Now I feel like it allows me to think clearer and find calm when times are particularly stressful.