Published research on Sudarshan Kriya

Below are the links to the AOL research articles that were published in 
international peer-reviewed journals.

Naga Venkatesha Murthy, P.J., Gangadhar, B.N., Janakiramaiah, N., Subbakrishna, D.K. (1997).

Normalization of P300 Amplitude following Treatment in Dysthymia.
Biological Psychiatry, 42, 740-743.

Janakiramaiah, N., Gangadhar, BN., Naga Venkatesha Murthy, P.J., Harish, M.G., Subbakrishna D.K., Vedamurthachar A. (2000).

Antidepressant efficacy of Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY) in melancholia: a randomized comparison with Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and Imipramine. Journal of Affective Disorders. 57(1-3):255-9.

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Bhatia, M., Kumar, A., Kumar, N., Pandey, R.M., and Kochupillai, V. (2003).

Electrophysiologic evaluation of Sudarshan Kriya: an EEG, BAER, and P300 study. Indian J. Physiol. Pharmacol. 47, 157-163.

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Sharma, H., Sen, S., Singh, N.K. Bhardwaj, V. Kochupillai, N. Singh (2003).

Sudarshan Kriya practitioners exhibit better antioxidant status and lower blood lactate levels. Biological Psychology 63:281-291.

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Gerbarg, P.L., and Brown, R.P. (Oct. 2005).

Yoga: A breath of relief for Hurricane Katrina refugees. Current Psychiatry 4, 55-67.

Kochupillai, V., Kumar, P., Singh, D., Aggarwal, D., Bhardwaj, N., Bhutani, M., DAS, S.N. (2005)

Effect of rhythmic breathing (sudarshan kriya and pranayam) on immune functions and tobacco addiction. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1056:242-52.

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Vedamurthachar, A., Janakiramaiah, N., Hegde, J.M., Shetty, T.K., Subbakrishna, D.K., Sureshbabu, S.V., Gangadhar, B.N. (2006)

Antidepressant efficacy and hormonal effects of Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY) in alcohol dependent individuals. J Affect Disord. 94, 249-253.

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Brazier, A., Mulkins, A., Verhoef, M. (2006)

Evaluating a yogic breathing and meditation intervention for individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Am J Health Promot. 20, 192-195.

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Sageman, S., and Brown, R. 2006.

Free at Last, in DSM-IV-TR Case Book Volume 2, edited by R.L. Spitzer, M.B. First, J.B.W.Williams, M. Gibbon. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. Washington, DC. 2006. pp.109-121.

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Kjellgren, A, Bood, SA, Axelsson, K, Norlander, T, Saatcioglu, F.(2007).

Wellness through a comprehensive Yogic breathing program - A controlled pilot trial. BMC Complement Altern Med. 7:43-50

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Sharma H, Datta P, Singh A, Sen S, Bhardwaj NK, Kochupillai V, Singh N. (2008)

Gene expression profiling in practitioners of Sudarshan Kriya. J Psychosom Res. 2008 Feb;64(2):213-8

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Descilo, T., Vedamurtachar. A., Gerbarg, P. L., Nagaraja, D., Gangadhar, B. N., Damodaran, B., Adelson, B., Braslow, L. H., Marcus, S., Brown, R. P. (2009).

Effects of a yoga breath intervention alone and in combination with an exposure therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder and depression in survivors of the 2004 South-East Asia tsunami. Acta Psychiatr Scand., in press.

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