Shirley Telles, MBBS, MPhil, PhD, is one of the world’s most prominent yoga and breath researchers. She directs research at Patanjali Research Foundation, Haridwar, India, and researches the physiological effects of yoga, different types of yogic breathing, yoga for rehabilitation and health, and higher states of consciousness induced by meditation.
She has published 142 indexed research articles, 17 chapters in books, and three books. Shirley Telles has awards from the Templeton Foundation and Indian Council of Medical Research, and was granted a Fulbright Fellowship to study neuroimaging in meditators. She practices yoga herself and has a firm belief that yoga can influence all aspects of life positively.