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The Yoga Pro Podcast

Oct 28, 2020


​Garth McLean candidly discusses his diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis, how it affected his life, and how he successfully manages the disease through the tools of yoga.   He is a dedicated practitioner of yoga and is a senior level Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (Level 3 – Intermediate Sr III), a Certified Yoga Therapist and Approved Professional Development Provider with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT), and a Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) and Continuing Education Provider (YACEP) with Yoga Alliance.  



  • His diagnosis and how he found yoga [1:36]
  • What his doctor recommended [8:12]
  • Arrive where you are on a given day [9:27]
  • His thoughts on compassion [11:11]
  • His timeframe from symptoms to diagnosis [12:57]

This major storm is going on inside my body. Well, now there's a storm going on worldwide for all of us that we're dealing with. And we're dealing with these things on a daily basis, which can be traumatizing. And it can be also motivational to take action in many ways.”

  • His timeframe from starting yoga to feeling better [16:11]
  • Optic neuritis and relapses and how he manages Multiple Schlerosis with more yoga and no daily medications [19:35]

When we lose when our body isn't working in the way that it used to work, when we were younger, there's a certain element of grief that comes into play-and it's worth recognizing that it's okay to grieve. It's actually okay to grieve, in order to heal and move beyond a certain amount of acceptance.”

  • His nutritional regimen [31:30]
  • His thoughts on fatigue [35:13]
  • His favorite pranayama (breathwork) [37:50]
  • How he finds confidence and happiness through yoga [41:53]

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Music:  The State of Things (The Bouncy Song) by Rena Wren is used with permission.