“Research on Yoga as Preventive Medicine: An Ancient Practice for a Modern Society” Presentation by Sat Bir Khalsa, Ph.D.
Thursday, October 10 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm
For the past 12 years Dr. Sat 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. 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 and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has conducted clinical research trials evaluating yoga treatments for insomnia, addiction, back pain, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and chronic stress. His current research focus is the evaluation of a yoga program in public schools to determine benefits in mental health in adolescents. Dr. Khalsa actively works with the International Association of Yoga Therapists to promote research on yoga and yoga therapy. For the past 8 years he has also been teaching an elective course at Harvard Medical School in Mind-Body Medicine.
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