• 1 A panel session during the workshop on “Research on Yoga: Methods and Measurements”, September 2-3, 2017
  • 1 A presentation from Prof. Kiyoshi Yashukawa , Kyoto University, Japan on dated 14 Jan 2018.
  • 1 Japanese delegates at Patanjali Research Foundation
  • 1 Research team of Patanjali Research Foundation, Haridwar
  • 1 Distribution of the survey questionnaires “Adverse effects and / or Benefits of Yoga”.
  • 1 Dr. T.N. Sathyaprabha, Professor (NIMHANS), addresses the workshop on “Advanced Research Methods for Post Graduates in Complementary and Alternative Medicine”, April 25- May 1, 2018
  • 1 Dr. Shirley Telles, MBBS, PhD (Neurophysiology), addresses the workshop on “Advanced Research Methods for Post Graduates in Complementary and Alternative Medicine”, April 25- May 1, 2018
  • 1 H.H. Acharya Balkrishnaji, addresses the workshop on “Advanced Research Methods for Post Graduates in Complementary and Alternative Medicine”, April 25- May 1, 2018
  • 1 A panel session during the workshop on “The Science of Pranayama: A Presentation Based on Scientific evidence”, December 04, 2016
  • 1 Dr. S.C. Manchanda, Senior consultant cardiologist Sir Gangaram's Hospital (formerly, AIIMS) speaks at the Nationwide Campaign for the Management of Obesity through Yoga. Other speakers: Dr. Akshay Anand (Left, Neuroscientist) and Dr. Usha Nayar (Third from the left, Social scientist)
  • 1 Some of our publications

The Workshop titled "Enhancing Attention Through Yoga and Allied Methods" has been cancelled due to some unavoidable circumstances. Will let you know the next date as early as possible.

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. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

  • A comparison of QoL in obese person based on experience of yoga practice download
  • A Critical Evaluation of Dead Sea Therapy in the Management of Psoriasis download
  • Alternate-Nostril Yoga Breathing Reduced Blood download
  • Characteristic of yoga practitioners, Motivators and Yoga technique of choice A cross sectional study download
  • Hemisphere specific EEG related to ANYB download
  • The interdependence between beliefs and feelings about a yagna a correlation study download
  • Yoga and Physiotherapy Therapies Which Complement Each Other 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 14/09/2018
    A survey was conducted to understand the perception of yoga


  • Date 14/09/2018
    Institutional Ethical Committee meeting was conducted on


  • Date 14/09/2018
    Three scientists attended a workshop on “Biomedical Data Acquisition and Analysis”


  • Date 16/02/2018
    Two workshops were conducted


  • Date 16/02/2018
    On January 14, 2018 A meeting was conducted with a Japanese delegation from