Sat Bir Singh Khalsa
Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD, conducts basic and clinical research on the effectiveness of yoga and meditation practices. A certified Kundalini Yoga instructor and director of research for the Kundalini Research Institute, he is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women’s Hospital who has practiced a yogic lifestyle for more than 40 years.
For more than a decade, Sat Bir Singh Khalsa has conducted clinical research trials evaluating yoga treatments for insomnia, addiction, back pain, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and chronic stress, and operated a yoga program in public schools to determine benefits in mental health in adolescents. Dr. Khalsa works with the International Association of Yoga Therapists to promote research on yoga therapy and collaborates with yoga researchers internationally. He serves as scientific director for the annual Symposium on Yoga Research and editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy. He is author of the Harvard Medical School ebook, Your Brain on Yoga, and chief editor of the medical textbook The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care.
Sat Bir Singh Khalsa also has been teaching an elective course at Harvard Medical School in Mind-Body Medicine for nearly a decade.