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Dr Sat Bir Singh's Telecourse Recording


Research on Yoga: Rationale, History, Breadth, and Access


Discussion Topics:

- Usefulness of research on yoga/why do yoga research?

- History of yoga research

- Existing published yoga research, breadth and depth

- Existing research on Kundalini Yoga

- How to access published yoga research

- How to participate in yoga research


Sat Bir SinghSat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D. has been fully engaged in basic and clinical research on the effectiveness of yoga and meditation practices in improving physical and psychological health for over 10 years. He has also practiced a yoga lifestyle for over 40 years and is a certified Kundalini Yoga instructor. He is the Director of Research for the Kundalini Research Institute, Research Director of the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

He has been involved in efficacy studies of yoga for a number of conditions including chronic insomnia and anxiety disorders. His current studies include clinical trials of yoga for post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic stress; and ongoing research funded by the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, evaluating a yoga program within the academic curriculum of public schools to determine the benefits in mental health characteristics such as perceived stress, resilience, emotion regulation and anxiety.

Dr. Khalsa routinely interacts internationally with other yoga researchers and he is actively working with the International Association of Yoga Therapists to promote the field of research on yoga therapy. For over 5 years he has also been teaching an elective course at Harvard Medical School in Mind-Body Medicine.

You may contact Sat Bir Singh at: [email protected]


Listen to the recording from the telecourse and the read the powerpoint presentations from Sat Bir Singh's classes at Winter Solstice 2012.

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