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Heartfulness proposes meditation on the heart with an aim of attaining subtler levels of consciousness. The heart is not merely a pump for blood circulation – its role goes far beyond that. References in ancient Indian literature on Yoga, especially that from Sages like Patanjali,…

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Research Papers on Respiratory Health by Member Institutions
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Research Papers on Respiratory Health by Member Institutions 

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Anjum Sayyed, Jyotsna Patil, Vilas Chavan, Shrirang Patil, Sujeet Charugulla, Ajit Sontakke and Neelima Kantak. Study of Lipid Profile and Pulmonary Functions in Subjects Participated in Sudarshan Kriya Yoga. Al Ameen J Med Sci (2010)3(1):42-49

Saicharan G. Bodi, Reddy N. Sagar, Chelluri E. Prasad, SV Prasad. Improvement In Lung Function With A Unique Breathing Technique: Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY). Chest Hospital, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India. Chest. 2008;134(4_MeetingAbstracts):p144003.

Jasmin Parmar, Pankaj Panchal, Vishaldeep Gohel, Naresh Parmar. Effect of Sudarshan Kriya (Sdk) on Heart Rate, Blood Pressure & Peak Expiratory flow Rate. Int J Res Med. 2014; 3(4); 51-53

Abhishek Acharya, Saroj Choudhary, Prerna Harsh, Bijendra Kumar Binawara. A Comparative Study of Pulmonary Function Tests between Practitioner of Sudarshan Kriya Yoga and Sedentary Individuals. Sch. J. App. Med. Sci., 2017; 5(9D):3785-3788

Nisar Ahmad, Raj Kumar Goel, Lalita Chaudhary. Assessment of Pulmonary functions after Sudarshan Kriya Yoga practice in First Year Medical Students. Indian Journal of Basic and Applied Medical Research; June 2016: Vol.-5, Issue- 3, P. 748-752

Saicharan G. Bodi, Reddy N. Sagar, Chelluri E. Prasad, SV Prasad. Improvement In Lung Function With A Unique Breathing Technique: Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY). Chest Hospital, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India. Chest. 2008;134(4_MeetingAbstracts):p144003

Jyoti Sahebrao Kale, Ramesh R. Deshpande, Nilesh T. Katole. The effect of Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY) on cardiovascular and respiratory parameters. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health | 2016 | Vol 5 | Issue 10;2091-2092

Somwanshi S. D., Handergulle S. M., Adgaonkar B. D., Kolpe D. V. Effect of Sudarshankriya Yoga on Cardiorespiratory Parameters. International Journal of Recent Trends in Science And Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN 2249-8109, Volume 8, Issue 1, 2013 pp 62-66

Vinod Kochupillai, Pratik Kumar, Devinder Singh, Dhiraj Aggarwal, Narendra Bhardwaj, Manisha Bhutani, And Satya N. Das. Effect of Rhythmic Breathing (Sudarshan Kriya and Pranayam) on Immune Functions and Tobacco Addiction. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 1056: 242–252 (2005).

Himani Sharma, Palika Datta, Archna Singh, Sudip Sen, Narendra Kumar Bhardwaj, Vinod Kochupillai, Neeta Singh. Gene expression profiling in practitioners of Sudarshan Kriya. Journal of Psychosomatic Research 64 (2008) 213–218

Sameer A. Zope and Rakesh A Zope. Sudarshan kriya yoga: Breathing for health. Int J Yoga.
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Ananda Ashram, Pondicherry, India

Bhavanani AB, Udupa K, Madanmohan, Ravindra PN. A comparative study of slow and fast suryanamaskar on physiological functions. Int J Yoga 2011; 4: 72-77.

Gaur GS, Madanmohan, Bhavanani AB, Subramanian SK. Effect of yoga on cardio-respiratory functions. Biomedicine 2013; 32 (2): 182-86.

Sharma VK, Trakroo M, Subramaniam V, Rajajeyakumar M, Bhavanani AB, Sahai A. Effect of fast and slow pranayama on perceived stress and cardiovascular parameters in young health-care students. Int J Yoga. 2013;6(2):104-10.

Dinesh T, Sharma V K, Raja Jeyakumar M, Syam Sunder A, Gopinath M, Bhavanani AB. Effect of 8 weeks of pranav pranayama training on pulmonary function test parameters in young healthy, volunteers of JIPMER population. Int Res J Pharm App Sci 2013; 3 (4):116-18.

Madanmohan, Jatiya L, Udupa K, Bhavanani AB. Effect of Yoga training on handgrip, respiratory pressures and pulmonary function. Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 2003; 47(4): 387-392.

Madanmohan, Udupa K, Bhavanani AB, Vijayalakshmi P and Surendiran A. Effect of slow and fast Pranayamas on reaction time and cardio respiratory variables. Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 2005; 49(3): 313-18.

Bhavanani AB. Swarodaya Vijnana- A scientific study of the nasal cycle. Yoga Mimamsa 2007; 39: 32-38.

Bhavanani AB. Scientific basis for some Yoga practices in sinusitis. Yoga Mimamsa 2007; 39 : 56-61.

Dinesh T, Gaur G S, Sharma V K, Velkumary S, Bhavanani AB. Effect of 12 weeks of kapalabhati pranayama training on cardio-respiratory parameters in young, healthy volunteers of JIPMER population. International Journal of Medical & Pharmaceutical Sciences Research and Review 2013; 1 (4): 53-61.

Dinesh T, Gaur G S, Sharma V K, Madanmohan T, Harichandra Kumar K T, Bhavanani A B. Comparative effect of 12 weeks of slow and fast pranayama training on pulmonary function in young, healthy volunteers: A randomized controlled trial. Int J Yoga 2015; 8: 22-26.

Ramanathan M, Bhavanani AB. Silver Yoga Program Enhances Lung Function in Elderly Women. J Clin Diagn Res.2018; 12(8): KC01-KC04

Artchoudane S, Ranganadin P, Bhavanani AB, Ramanathan M, Trakroo M. Effect of Adjuvant Yoga Therapy on Pulmonary Function and Quality of Life Among Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Randomized Control Trial. J Basic Clin Appl Health Sci. 2018; 2(3):117-22.

Balaji R, Ramanathan M, Bhavanani AB, Ranganadin P, Balachandran K. Effectiveness of adjuvant yoga therapy in diabetic lung: A randomized control trial. Int J Yoga 2019;12:96-102.

Abishek K, Bakshi SS, Bhavanani AB. The efficacy of yogic breathing exercise Bhramari pranayama in relieving symptoms of chronic rhinosinusitis. Int J Yoga 2019;12:120-3.


Kuvalyananda, S. (1931). CO2 elimination in pranayama. Yoga Mimamsa, 4(3): 95-122.

Kuvalyananda, S. (1934). Alveolar air composition experiments. Yoga-Mimamsa, 5(1):9-42.

Kuvalyananda, S. (1957). Carbon dioxide concentration in resting alveolar air. Yoga Mimamsa, 5(1):41-43.

Bhole, M.V., Karambelkar, P. V. & Vinekar, S. L. (1967). The Underground Burial Or Bhugarbha Samadhi. Yoga Mimamsa. 10(2):2-16.

Mestan, J., & Bhole, M. V. (1979). Cardiac out-put in normal, deep and Ujjayi pranayamic breathing: A preliminary study. Yoga Mimamsa, 19(4), 11-17

Karambelkar, P. V., Deshpande, R.R. & Bhole, M. V. (1982). Oxygen consumption during ujjayi pranayama. Yoga Mimamsa, 21(3&4), 7-13

Manjo, P. V., Gharote, M. L., & Bhagwat, J. M. (1984). Effect of kapalbhati, uddiyana bandha on cardiac rhythm. Yoga Mimamsa, 23(1), 41-62

Bhole, M. V. (1976). Effect of kapalbhati on breath holding time. Yoga Mimamsa, 18(3&4), 21-26

Joshi, K. S. (1981). Effect of kapalbhati on retention of breath-An experimental study. Yoga Mimamsa, 20(1&2), 29-35

Gore, M. M., & Bhole, M. V. (1983). Respiratory responses to vastra dhauti in asthmatics. Yoga Mimamsa, 22(1&4), 47-53

Gharote, M.L. (1971). Energy expenditure during deep meditative state. Yoga Mimamsa, 14(1&2), 57-62

Bhole, M. V., Karambelkar, P. V., & Gharote, M. L. (1970). Effects of yoga practices on vital capacity-A preliminary communication. Indian Journal of Chest Disorders, 12(1&2), 1-4

Bhole, M. V., Karambelkar, P. V., & Gharote, M. L. (1972). Effect of yoga training on vital capacity and breath holding time. Yoga Mimamsa, 14(3&4), 19-26

Gore, M. M., & Gharote, M. L. (1981). Effect of yoga training on peak flow rate. Yoga Mimamsa, 20(1&2), 100-104

Bhole, M.V. (1976). Treatment of bronchial asthma by yogic methods: A report. Yoga Mimamsa, 9(3), 33-41.

Bhagwat, J.M., Soman, A.M., & Bhole, M. V. (1981). Treatment of bronchial asthma: A medical report. Yoga Mimamsa, 20(3), 1-12.

Bhole, M.V., & Gharote, M. L. (1977). Effect of yogic treatment on breath holding time in asthmatics. Yoga Mimamsa, 19(1), 47-52.

Bhole, M. V. (1982). Effect of yogic treatment on various lung functions of asthma patients-A pilot study. Yoga Mimamsa, 20(4), 43-50

Bera, T., Chourasia, K., Shete, S. U., & Verma, A. (2017). Influence of pranayama on breath holding capacity and reaction time of junior state level elite swimmers. Yoga Mimamsa, 49, 63-7

Mahapure, H. H., Shete, S. U., & Bera, T. K. (2008). Effect of yogic exercise on super oxide dismutase levels in diabetics. Int J Yoga,1, 21-6

Shete, S. U., Verma, A., Kulkarni, D. D., & Bhogal, R. S. (2017). Effect of yoga training on inflammatory cytokines and C-reactive protein in employees of small-scale industries. Journal of education and health promotion, 6, 76

Rajbhoj, P. H., Shete, S. U., Verma, A., & Bhogal, R. S. (2015). Effect of yoga module on pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines in industrial workers of lonavla: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of clinical and diagnostic research : JCDR, 9(2), CC01–CC5

Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthanam

Bhavanani, Ananda & Sanjay, Zeena. (2011). The Role Of Yoga In Managing Bronchitis. Alternative and Complementary Therapies. December 2011: 349-353.

Naveen K. Visweswaraiah and Shirley Telles. Randomized trial of yoga as a complementary therapy for pulmonary tuberculosis. Respirology (2004) 9, 96–101

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