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Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani

Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani
Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (Deemed University)

MBBS, ADY, DSC, DSM, PGDFH,PGDY, MD (AM), FIAY, C-IAYT, DSc (Yoga)

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Introduction
Professor Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani, DSc (Yoga), is Director, Institute of Salutogenesis & Complementary Medicine of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth & Chairman ICYER at Pondicherry, India. A Fellow of Indian Academy of Yoga & Adviser to CCRYN, he authored 19 DVDs & 27 books & published 300 papers, compilations & abstracts in National & International Journals. He serves as Member of National Board for Promotion & Development of Yoga & Naturopathy in Ministry of AYUSH, Govt of India.
Additional affiliations
May 2017 - present
Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth
Position
  • Managing Director
July 2013 - April 2017
Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute
Position
  • Managing Director
March 2009 - July 2013
Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research
Position
  • Programme Co-ordinator
Description
  • Programme Co-ordinator of the Advanced Centre for Yoga Therapy Education and Research (ACYTER), JIPMER, Pondicherry.

Publications

Publications (324)
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We planned to undertake a comparative study of the effect of short term (three weeks) training in savitri (slow breathing) and bhastrika (fast breathing) pranayams on respiratory pressures and endurance, reaction time, blood pressure, heart rate, rate-pressure product and double product. Thirty student volunteers were divided into two groups of fif...
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The purpose of the present study was to determine whether readily measured blood pressure (BP) indices and, responses to autonomic reflex tests could be used as surrogates of short-term heart rate variability (HRV), which is an established marker of autonomic regulation of SA node. Therefore, we examined the correlation between short-term HRV and h...
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It has been more than a hundred years since Swami Vivekananda gave a dynamic call to rid yoga and spirituality of the cobwebs of hidden mysteries. A lot has been done in the field of yoga research in the decades since, and still more is yet to be done. Yoga research is now a global phenomenon, with a growing number of randomized and controlled tria...
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This month's colorful front cover features the return of in person training at the Ashram. Yogachariya Jnandev led an amazing team of Sadhakas who went through an intensive 200-hour program of Gitananda Yoga Chikitsa in the Rishiculture Gurukula. Each and every one of them was a bright gem who shone bright with the radiance of Yoga. We also featur...
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This month’s covers are extravagant in colour as they depict amazing events happening here in Pondicherry. The historic inauguration of the Institute of Salutogenesis & Complementary Medicine (ISCM) at Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pondicherry on 22 August 2022 finds pride of place as it may well be the first such institute in a medical setting globally....
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The Grand Inauguration of the Institute of Salutogenesis and Complementary Medicine, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth was held on 22 August 2022. Prof. Bhushan Patwardhan, the Hon'ble Chairman of the EC, NAAC graciously consented to inaugurate the Institute and delivered an inspiring Inaugural Address. Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, one of India's top health scienc...
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An individual's 50th birthday, their Golden Jubilee, is a special occasion to ‘look back’ on the first half of their physical existence on this planet. As Dr Ananda completes his half century on the 16th of April, this issue of Yoga Life is dedicated to the immense outpouring of loving blessings and gratitude from our Vishwa Yoga Parivar, the World...
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Dr Ananda's invited presentation at the National Conclave on Yoga Research and Applications organised as part of the Yogamahotsav by Sant Hirdaram Medical College & Hospital, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh on 21st March, 2022.
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Dr Ananda's Invited talk for International webinar on the prevention of CORONA through yoga organised by the Chhattisgarh Yoga Commission
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Dr Ananda's invited talk for the Webinar on Feb-12-2022 on the theme "Yoga in Modern Life" organised by the Indian Academy of Yoga, BHU, Varanasi, India.
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Objective Diabetes mellitus (DM), characterized by chronic hyperglycemia, is attributed to relative insulin deficiency or resistance, or both. Studies have shown that yoga can modulate parameters of insulin resistance. The present study explored the possible beneficial effects of integrated yoga therapy with reference to glycemic control and insuli...
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Modern day stressful life has been implicated in the pathogenesis of various cardiovascular, neurological, and psychiatric disorders. Research in this field has shown significant reduction of stress-induced progress of these disorders using various life style modifications involving alternative and complementary therapies. Yoga is a cumulative phys...
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Introduction: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a public health threat rising globally at an alarming rate. Yoga as a therapy is becoming increasingly popular and its applications are increasing in various clinical conditions. Yoga is an integrated system of self-culturing, aimed at coordinated development of body and mind leading to enhanced physical h...
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Introduction: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a public health threat rising globally at an alarming rate. Yoga as a therapy is becoming increasingly popular and its applications are increasing in various clinical conditions. Yoga is an integrated system of self-culturing, aimed at coordinated development of body and mind leading to enhanced physical h...
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This study was done at the Centre for Yoga Therapy, Education and Research (CYTER) of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (SBV) to determine cardiovascular (CV) parameters in patients with psoriasis. Data of 20 patients (12 female, 8 male) with a mean age of 44.40 ± 15.2ywho were referred by Dept. of Dermatology and attended yoga therapy sessions at CYTER was us...
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Objective Being the second highest musculoskeletal problem irrespective of age, gender and occupation, the etiology of neck pain is predominantly mechanical in nature. This can lead to dysfunction with time and recurrence. Altered joint position sense (JPS) from soft tissues can alter the cervical biomechanics by compromising the cephalo spatial or...
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An infographic Dharmic guide to Yoga and Cultural Appreciation & Appropriateness as opposed to Cultural Misappropriation, Denial & Misuse. This was created by Yogasadhaki Malini and Yogacharini Padma based on Yogacharya Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani's talk on "Cultural misappropriation and yoga" that is available from https://youtu.be/gvIOT2xdt9o...
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Background: The root canal treatment is one of the common dental or endodontic therapies associated with high levels of patient anxiety. Yoga therapy (YT) is reported in medical literature as an effective modality in bringing down anxiety in clinical scenarios; however, the reports of the same for dental settings are fewer. The current study aimed...
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This article is based on the “Open House Discussion on Yoga Research: Strength, weakness, opportunities, and threat (SWOT) analysis” that was organized during the international seminar cum workshop conducted by the Centre for Yoga Therapy, Education and Research (CYTER), an innovative center of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth (SBV), on “Wholistic Approach of...
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Introduction: ADS is not a static condition, described in absolute terms, but a life-long illness. It is a phenomenon that depends on the interaction of biological, social, and cultural factors, e.g., religion and the symbolic value of alcohol in each culture, that determines how the person can relate to the substance in the individual and socia...
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Introduction: Alcohol consumption is widely gaining attention owing to its potential for addiction and health implications. There is a high pervasiveness of alcoholism in Pondicherry, Union Territory, India. Alcohol misuse leads to numerous social, economic, and health problems. Besides, motor vehicle accidents, dementia, depression, homicide, a...
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Autism is characterized by dysfunction in motor execution and sensory perception that are linked with neuromuscular function (fN) for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This article aims to evaluate effectiveness of yoga therapy (YT) on fN and autism severity in children with ASD. Sixty children were screened (age 6 to 18) using childhoo...
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Yoga is a philosophy, a science, and an art, the value of which is underrecognized. Many myths and misconceptions are prevailing among the common people as well as mental health professionals, resulting in an underutilization of this effective tool that has the potential for health promotion and disease prevention. It has been established to be an...
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Introduction: There is a generalized impairment of mind–body functioning due to old age, resulting in disintegration, leading to diseases, and yoga is a boon to the elderly as it has preventive, curative, as well as rehabilitative potential. Reaction time (RT) is a simple, noninvasive index of processing ability of the central nervous system. Aim:...
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Introduction: Recent studies have provided abundant evidence about benefits of yoga in various chronic disorders. Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a group of metabolic diseases characterised by chronic hyperglycaemia and renal complications of the disease are especially notable. It is estimated that 10% to 40% cases of Type 2 DM (T2DM) eventually end up h...
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Introduction: Alcohol-related disorders have disrupted the everyday life of the consumer gradually and led to a rise in alcohol-related diseases, violence, including homicide, suicide, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence. Long-term diseases, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, liver disease, and digestive problems are also...
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Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and Bronchial Asthma (two of the common obstructive lung diseases) is characterised by progressive airflow obstruction and lung hyperinflation due to loss of elastic recoil and air trapping.These physiological changes are associated with an altered pattern of ventilator muscle recruitment.The...
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Background and objectives: Inclusion of yoga in the daily routine would favorably moderate glycemic control, alleviate insulin resistance (IR), besides reducing the risk of complications in people with long-standing diabetes and comorbidity. The body mass index (BMI) cut-off criteria are different as per the Asian Indian and WHO standards. Accordin...
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In modern times, medical doctors are being increasingly targeted by the general public for lacking apparently a “humanistic” approach to their patients. One of the possible reasons is perhaps our overemphasis on the role of disease (pathogenesis) as against the overall human well-being, termed “Salutogenesis”. A time has come to shift the emphasis.
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Dr Ananda's editorial in the June 2020issue of Yogavani, the Monthly of Indian Yoga Association. http://www.yogaiya.in/yogavani-monthly-of-iya/
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Article by Dr Ananda on "Role of Yoga in Mitigating Fear During The COVID-19 Pandemic" in Yogavani, monthly of the Indian Yoga Association. Available from http://yogavani.info
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Neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) are birth imperfections that cause dysfunction in cognitive and sensory processes and impairment in motor function, communication and behavior. The major factors responsible for increasing incidence of NDDs are genetic, psychosocial and excessive use of drugs. Yoga alleviates neurological problems and NDDs. Asana...
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Dr Anandas editorial in Yogavani - Newsletter of Indian Yoga Association -March 2020
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Guru-Sishya Parampara is the abundant living reservoir of traditional wisdom of the timeless art and science of Yoga, one of the greatest treasures of our Indian culture. This unbroken lineage passed on the undiluted teachings from master to disciple, who then became a master to his disciples, thus safeguarding the wisdom of the lineage for generat...
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This presentation details the innovative aspects of the CYTER (Centre for Yoga Therapy, Education and Research) of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth in Pondicherry, India.
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Dr Ananda's paper on "Integrating yoga therapy within the modern medical system" presented at the 23rd INOFYRA, "Yoga as lifestyle medicine" at SVYASA, Bangalore, India on 6 January 2020. Humanity today is faced with numerous debilitating chronic illnesses related to aging, environment, and hedonistic lifestyle, such as cancer, diabetes, osteoporo...
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Background: Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) exhibit poor oral health due to lack of manual dexterity. Regular training methods such as visual pedagogy and video modeling (VM) for developing the skill of toothbrushing do not address the core deficits which facilitate their effective and quick learning. Hence, there arises the need of an...
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Background: Depression causes significant burden both to the individual and to society, and its treatment by antidepressants has various disadvantages. There is preliminary evidence that adds on yoga therapy improves depression by impacting the neurotransmitters involved in the regulation of mood, motivation, and pleasure. Our study aimed to find t...
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This featured article published in Yoga Therapy Today of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, is a foundational piece that will no doubt inform many future discussions: Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani, Marlysa Sullivan, Matthew J. Taylor, and Amy Wheeler recommend a “common language to present yoga therapy” that includes an ability to accura...
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Introduction: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is predicted third leading cause of morbidity and mortality and it is characterized by irreversible airflow obstruction, reduced quality of life, and high rate of mortality. Yogic management includes a reduction in symptoms, complications,and exacerbations, improved exercise tolerance, impr...
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SBV-IDY2019: Souvenir of the National Seminar and Workshop on Divyanga Yoga, 2019
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Dayanidy G, Bhavanani AB, Ramanathan M, Srikanth S. Overcome Disability through Yoga. Souvenir of the National Seminar and Workshop on Divyanga Yoga: A Yogic approach to children with special needs. International Day of Yoga celebrations. Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Puducherry. 13-24 June 2019. Pg 61-63.
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Balaji R, Bhavanani AB, Ramanathan M. Bringing Yoga into the Lives of Children with Special Needs. Souvenir of the National Seminar and Workshop on Divyanga Yoga: A Yogic approach to children with special needs. International Day of Yoga celebrations. Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Puducherry. 13-24 June 2019. Pg 71-74.
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Artchoudane S, Ramanathan M, Bhavanani AB. Yogic Tools for Special Children (Divine Children) . Souvenir of the National Seminar and Workshop on Divyanga Yoga: A Yogic approach to children with special needs. International Day of Yoga celebrations. Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Puducherry. 13-24 June 2019. Pg 75-80.
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Mangala Gowri VV, Srinivasan AR, Bhavanani AB, Ramanathan M. Positive Eugenics: An Ancient Indian Perspective. Souvenir of the National Seminar and Workshop on Divyanga Yoga: A Yogic approach to children with special needs. International Day of Yoga celebrations. Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Puducherry. 13-24 June 2019. Pg 93-97.
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Rajalakshmi B, Ramanathan M, Bhavanani AB. Paediatric Care- Siddha Perspective. Souvenir of the National Seminar and Workshop on Divyanga Yoga: A Yogic approach to children with special needs. International Day of Yoga celebrations. Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Puducherry. 13-24 June 2019. Pg 81-86.
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Garima Setia, Bhavanani AB, Ramanathan M. Yoga for Gastro Intestinal Problems in Children with Special Needs. Souvenir of the National Seminar and Workshop on Divyanga Yoga: A Yogic approach to children with special needs. International Day of Yoga celebrations. Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Puducherry. 13-24 June 2019. Pg 91-92.
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Priya Felix Philip, Bhavanani AB, Ramanathan M. Health and Wellbeing in Caregivers of Children With Special Needs Through Yoga. Souvenir of the National Seminar and Workshop on Divyanga Yoga: A Yogic approach to children with special needs. International Day of Yoga celebrations. Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Puducherry. 13-24 June 2019. Pg 87-90.
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Pellissier Auriane , Ramanathan M, Bhavanani AB. Introducing Pranayama to Children with Special Needs. Souvenir of the National Seminar and Workshop on Divyanga Yoga: A Yogic approach to children with special needs. International Day of Yoga celebrations. Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Puducherry. 13-24 June 2019. Pg 105-108.
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According to Indian philosophy, the three gunas are Sattva, Rajas and Tamas that representing knowledge, activity and inertia are the source of the personality respectively. Ayurved classifies 16 types of mental constitution formed at the time of conception.1-3 The verses 480 and 481 of Thirumandiram4 (a classical treatise on yoga in Tamil written...
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Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder affecting systems of the body and behavior. Its growth rate is approximately 3% in children. This review was undertaken to search and critically analyze the literature about musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and neurological function, and behavioral outcomes of yoga interventions for individuals with au...
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Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder affecting systems of the body and behavior. Its growth rate is approximately 3% in children. This review was undertaken to search and critically analyze the literature about musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and neurological function, and behavioral outcomes of yoga interventions for individuals with au...
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Introduction A multitude of modalities are available for the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis, however, each has its side effects and compliance issues. Bhramari pranayama, which is a breathing exercise in the practice of yoga, offers an inexpensive and free from side effect modality in this regard. Objective The objective of this study was to...
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Context: Recent studies provide ample evidence of the benefits of yoga in various chronic disorders. Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by chronic hyperglycemia and Sandler coined the term “Diabetic Lung” for the abnormal pulmonary function detected in diabetic patients due underlying pulmonary dysfunction. Yoga therap...
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Context Recent studies provide ample evidence of the benefits of yoga in various chronic disorders. Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by chronic hyperglycemia and Sandler coined the term “Diabetic Lung” for the abnormal pulmonary function detected in diabetic patients due underlying pulmonary dysfunction. Yoga therapy...
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Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavananis invited presentation on "Role of Antenatal yoga in post natal life" during the National Seminar on Prenatal Education: Ancient Indian Perspectives organised by SCSVMV & SAFIC at Kanchipuram from 11-12 April 2019
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Introduction: Autism is a neuro-developmental disorder leading to multiple problems including academic difficulties and impaired skills. Information processing is abnormal in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their central nervous system (CNS) is either over or under aroused and reaction time (RT) is a useful marker to study the abil...
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A THESIS OF COMPILATION OF RESEARCH PAPERS, ARTICLES & WORK DONE Submitted for Doctor of Science (Yoga) (Honoris Causa) By Yogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani MBBS, MD (AM), ADY, DSM, DPC, PGDFH, PGDY, FIAY, C-IAYT. Yogacharya Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani, Director of the Centre for Yoga Therapy Education and Research (CYTER), and Professor...
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Background and Objectives: Patients undergoing cardiac catheterization and coronary angiography often experience high levels of anxiety and physiological disturbances. Music therapy and music interventions have been found to be effective in bringing down the anxiety and reducing the physiological disturbances for these patients. However, the effica...
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Yoga as a mode of therapy (yoga chikitsa) has become extremely popular, and a great number of studies and systematic reviews offer scientific evidence of its potential in treating a wide range of psychosomatic conditions. Today, Yoga has become popular as a therapy, and most people come to it seeking to alleviate their physical, mental and emotion...
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Notes on Anatomy & Physiology for Yoga Education compiled and edited by Dr Ananda with assistance of Ramya Pillutla and Sri G Dayanidy at CYTER
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Aim: This pilot study was done to evaluate the immediate effect of Sukha Pranayama, a slow and deep breathing technique on maternal and fetal cardiovascular parameters. Subjects and Methods: Single session pre-post comparison was done for 10 min of Sukha Pranayama in 12 pregnant women in their 3rd trimester. The study participants were guided to br...
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Background and Objectives: Previous studies have suggested that yoga positively impacts lung function and quality of life (QoL). The present prospective two-arm, single-blinded and controlled study evaluated the effect of adjuvant yoga therapy on pulmonary function and QoL in patients of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Material and Me...
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Abstract Background: Pranayama refers to the conscious manipulation of the breath in order to modulate the cosmic energy (prana) from the air in the environment. The techniques of Pranayam include practices that are performed in a slow or fast type. Aim: Investigate and correlate the impact of three months practice of fast and slow pranayam on card...
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Introduction: “Silver Yoga” program has been devised by Centre for Yoga Therapy, Education and Research (CYTER) of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pondicherry. Participants practiced the protocol that was specially designed for senior citizens, keeping in mind their health status and physical limitations. Aim: The present study was planned to evaluate possi...
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Autism is a neuro-developmental disorder characterized by restricted, repetitive activities and impaired social interaction. Its severity varies from individual to individual. Yoga, a mind–body intervention is often used as a complementary approach to enhance mental equipoise and focus and can be performed by all including those with acute or chron...
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UNDERSTANDING THE THIRD GENDER: A YOGIC PERSPECTIVE Introduction 156. Bhavanani AB. Integrating yoga and modern medical science. Souvenir of the National Seminar and CME on Introducing Yoga in Health Professions Education. SBVU, Puducherry. 19-21 June 2016. Pg 48-55.
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Souvenir of the SBV-IDY2018 celebrations at Pondicherry especially highlighting the National Seminar-cum-CME on "Swastha Manas: Mental Health and Well-being through Yoga".
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Yoga is an applied, practical and experiential science that establishes the lost balance in the human affairs caused by the one-sided growth of science. This grant Indian Art/Science /Philosophy helps overcome the shortcomings of both science and religion by enriching our minds, by giving rise to wisdom, and by controlling our savage animal instinc...