Online Program

Yoga: Understanding The Science and Research


Are you curious to learn more about how yoga works from a psychological and physiological perspective? Join Sat Bir S. Khalsa, assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of yoga research at Yoga Alliance, for an informative presentation on the science of yoga. 

In an easy-to-understand language, Sat Bir S. Khalsa will explain the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of the practice. Through lecture and innovative biomedical research examples that illustrate the benefits of yoga, you will learn 

  • How yoga is an ancient behavioral practice that allows for the development and enhancement of the mind-body connection 
  • Associated behavioral factors including physical functioning, awareness, mindfulness, and self-regulation of internal states 
  • The benefits of yoga as an intervention in specific populations  
  • How yoga can give life more meaning and purpose. 

This program is for anyone who wants to understand the science of yoga, and how it can help you to live a long and healthy life. 

Read: How Yoga Can Help Us Live Longer and Better

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Sat Bir S. Khalsa, PhD, is assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, and chief editor of the medical textbook The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care.

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