Darshan Shah, MD, is a father, Ashtanga Yoga practitioner, entrepreneur, and Board Certified Family Physician who practices Integrative and Holistic Medicine in Austin, Texas. Aside from being a diplomate of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine he is also certified in Mind-Body Medicine through the Center for Mind-Body Medicine. While in residency training he began practicing yoga at the local YMCA where, very quickly, he noticed how this helped him reduce his background anxiety level and improve his response to emotional and physical stress. This catalyzed exploration into nonpharmacological treatment for conditions like anxiety, depression and stress. He has since found a very effective, evidence-based model through the Center for Mind-Body Medicine and shares the techniques he has learned in one-on-one, group and virtual settings. In his personal life, the Mind-Body Skills he has developed have significantly improved his ability to be present and enjoy life, with the side effect of keeping him more healthy and happy. He believes that stress is the most important risk factor for chronic disease that we can do something about in our lives, and developing skills to reduce stress is the most important medicine we can give ourselves today.