Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D.

Understanding the Science and Research on Yoga

In easy-to-understand language, this workshop/lecture will present an overview of modern biomedical research on yoga with special attention to Kundalini Yoga. We will review the biomedical scientific evidence for how yoga works, the clinical trials research, and the value/implications of yoga research in society and healthcare. Participants will appreciate how this knowledge can help with getting yoga classes into public venues, workplaces, fitness centers, schools and healthcare institutions.

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.