Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D. is Research Director for the Yoga Alliance and the Kundalini Research Institute, Research Associate at the Benson Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine, Research Affiliate at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Yoga is an ancient behavioral practice that allows for the development and enhancement of mind-body skills and behavioral factors including physical functioning, awareness/mindfulness, and self-regulation of internal physiological and psychological states and life meaning and purpose.
- Understand the basic science underlying the psychophysiology of yoga practices
- Review cutting edge biomedical research studies with relevance to yoga, including research on psychology, physiology, molecular biology, and brain imaging.
- Models of psychophysiological mechanisms of action and future areas of research will be presented.
- discuss the significant research on the benefits of yoga as a therapeutic intervention for psychological conditions
- Understand yoga as a treatment for medical disorders, and as a preventive medicine practice for maintaining health, wellness & well-being