Yoga: Understanding the Biomedical Science and Research
Yoga is a practice promoting mind body skills and behavioural factors including physical functioning, awareness/mindfulness, self-regulation of internal physiological and psychological states, and life meaning and purpose. In easy-to-understand language, this presentation will review some of the basic science and biomedical research underlying the psychophysiology of yoga practices.
Instructor: Sat Bir S. Khalsa
Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D. has been fully engaged in basic and clinical research on the efficacy of yoga and meditation practices in improving physical and psychological health since 2001. He has practiced a yogic lifestyle since 1972 and is a certified instructor in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. He is the Director of Yoga Research for the Yoga Alliance and the Kundalini Research Institute. He has conducted clinical research trials evaluating yoga interventions for insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic stress, and anxiety disorders in both public school and occupational settings.