• 1 Weekend workshop (February 1-2, 2014) on “Recent advances in yoga and stress”
  • 1 The workshop on “Recent advances in yoga and stress” involving theory and practice
  • 1 Registration for the workshop
  • 1 A practice session: visual defocusing
  • 1 An onsite demo of heart rate changes during pranayamas
  • 1 An ongoing study on EEG emphasizing coherence in alternate nostril breathing
  • 1 Some of our publications
  • 1 One day Seminar on Naturopathy on October 16, 2013
  • 1 Research Methods workshop (October 19-29, 2013)
  • 1 A guided relaxation yoga session for the randomized controlled trial comparing yoga and metabolically matched walking for the obese
  • 1 Biochemical testing for the randomized controlled trial comparing yoga and metabolically matched walking for the obese.
  • 1 Body composition testing by the BIA method for the randomized controlled trial comparing yoga and metabolically matched walking for the obese.
  • 1 Science Studies Pranayama is a new publication compiled by Patanjali Research Foundation and contains the methods of practicing pranayamas, their applications and contraindications which are based on SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH.
  • 1 A RCT was conducted on MRI proven cases with back pain. Yoga was given as intervention in classes supervised by Robin Monro, Ph.D. from the U.K., Mr. Ram Kumar and Mr. Ankur Tyagi.from Patanjali Research Foundation.


Patanjali Research Foundation is glad to announce a two days workshop entitled


on October 11-12, 2014 at Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar.

October 11-12 ,2014

For details please Click here and for registration form please Click here

Yoga in Action for Post-Conflict Reconciliation

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Welcome to Patanjali Research Foundation

Patanjali Research Foundation was started in August 2010. This Research Foundation is a part of Patanjali Yogpeeth and is located in Haridwar, in the north of India.

Patanjali Research Foundation (and indeed the parent body, Patanjali Yogpeeth) are named after the great Indian sage, Patanjali (circa 900 B.C.) who first compiled the numerous writings on yoga in a way which is relevant and can be understood by people today.

The foundation aims at:

1. Evaluating indigenous systems of medicine,particularly yoga and ayurveda, so that their physiological effects are studied using present-day scientific methods, with an aim of using these systems of medicine to promote health and manage disease.

2.While the Foundation largely uses actual scientific studies carried out in laboratories, the aim would also be to review the ancient texts for contemporary reading.

3. Evaluating the use of home remedies through scientific studies so that these methods of healing may, if found suitable, be integrated in contemporary healing practices and hence be preserved.

4. Studying the scientific basis for ancient practices used in various areas of life (e.g., farming and architecture) so that these ancient practices can be better understood and hence preserved.

Second International Conference Invited Presentations Slides

  • Dr. Sat Bir Singh Khalsa (Yoga and Society) download
  • Dr. Ingunn Hagen (Yoga and Society) download
  • Predrag Nikic (Yoga and Society)download
  • Bidyut Bose PYP Plenary 2013.pdfdownload
  • Dr S.r. Narahari download
  • Dr. Harinder Singh Bedi (Yoga and Health) download
  • Dr. Shirley Telles (Yoga and Health)download
  • Dr. Susan Gould Fogerite (Yoga and Health) download
  • Prof. Leung P.C. (Yoga and Health) download
  • Dr. Rajiv Saini (Yoga as Therapy)download
  • Dr. Naima Lewis (Yoga as Therapy)download

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Area of research where we are working on click read more to know more about us


Laboratory No. 1: Oxygen consumption and metabolic testing laboratory



  • Date 15/11/2013
    (i) A randomized controlled trial was conducted on pre-adolescent school children comparing the effects of three months of yoga with an equal duration of physical activity. The two interventions had comparable effects on


  • Date 15/11/2013
    A recent survey on over 900 persons has shown that the frequency and intensity of yoga practice have different effects on the emotional distress associated with


  • Date 15/11/2013
    PRF has recently started short term certificate courses on topics such as Research Methods in Traditional Medicine, Yoga and


  • Date 15/11/2013
    A chapter on 'A review of the use of yoga in breathing disorders' authored by Shirley Telles, Ph.D. and Nilkamal Singh, M.Sc., has been


  • Date 08/05/2012
    Publication: Earlier studies showed that alternate nostril breathing or anuloma-viloma pranayama lowered ..............