Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D.

Chronic Stress, Anxiety and Insomnia

Stress, anxiety and insomnia are at high levels in modern society, are growing in prevalence, and are exerting a substantial negative impact on wellness, quality of life and well-being.  This workshop will introduce the current burden of these conditions and their characteristics and causes.  We will also present the rationale for why yoga practices are relevant for effectively addressing all of these conditions and present the published scientific research evidence supporting the use of yoga.

Teacher's bio

Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD is Research Director for Yoga Alliance and Kundalini Research Institute and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He has done research on yoga for insomnia, stress, anxiety, and in workplaces and schools; he is a practitioner/instructor of Kundalini Yoga since 1973. He leads the annual Symposium on Yoga Research, is editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy and chief editor of The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care.