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Journal Articles Related to the IEL’s Work

Yoga in the Schools

Evaluation of the Mental Health Benefits of Yoga in a Secondary School: A Preliminary Randomized Controlled Trial
Sat Bir S. Khalsa, Lynne Schultz, Deborah Cohen, Naomi Steiner, and Stephen Cope

Professional Music Performance

Effects of a Yoga Lifestyle Intervention on Performance-Related Characteristics of Musicians: A Preliminary Study
Sat Bir S. Khalsa and Stephen Cope
Medical Science Monitor 2006;12(8):CR325–331.


Improvement of Brain Function

Meditation Experience Is Associated with Increased Cortical Thickness
Sara W. Lazar et al.
NeuroReport 2008;16(17):1893–1897.

Functional Brain Mapping of the Relaxation Response and Meditation
Sara W. Lazar et al.
NeuroReport 2000;11(7):1581–1585


Yoga and Weight Loss

Ayurveda and Panchakarma: Measuring the Effects of a Holistic Health Intervention
Conboy, L.A., Edshteyn, I., and Garivaltis, H
TheScientificWorldJOURNAL 2009; 9, 272–280.


IEL Standardized Yoga Curriculum

Moving Beyond Health to Flourishing: The Effects of a Yoga Teacher Training
Conboy, LA, Wilson, A, and Braun, T

Yoga and Mindfulness: Clinical Aspects of an Ancient Mind/Body Practice
Paul Salmon, Elizabeth Lush, Megan Jablonski, and Sandra E. Sephton
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice 2009;16:59–72.


IEL Studies Diverse Populations

Perceived Benefits of Kripalu Yoga Classes in Diverse and Underserved Populations
Angela M. Wilson, Kate Marchesiello, and Sat Bir S. Khalsa
International Journal of Yoga Therapy 2008;18:65–71.


Yoga Research

Why Do Yoga Research: Who Cares and What Good Is It?
Sat Bir Singh Khalsa
International Journal of Yoga Therapy 2007:17:19–20.

Treatment of Chronic Insomnia with Yoga: A Preliminary Study with Sleep-Wake Diaries
Sat Bir S. Khalsa
Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback 2004;29(4):269–278.

Yoga as a Therapeutic Intervention: A Bibliometric Analysis of Published Research Studies
Sat Bir S. Khalsa
Indian Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology 2004;48(3):269–285.