Understanding Biomedical Science & Research on Yoga
Dr. Sat Bir presented this live webinar: 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. In easy-to-understand language, this presentation will review some of the basic science underlying the psychophysiology of yoga practices and describe some of the 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. We will briefly discuss the significant research on the benefits of yoga as a therapeutic intervention for psychological conditions, as a treatment for medical disorders, and as a preventive medicine practice for maintaining health, wellness, well-being, and quality of life and research studies done on Kundalini Yoga.