A Tudományos Kutatási Részleg – a világ legrégebbi és máig is egyik vezető jógakutató intézete – kvantitatív fiziológiai, radiológiai, pszichológiai, sport, biokémiai, és neurológiai összefüggéseit kutatja a jóga mindennapi alkalmazásában.

A Tudományos Kutatási Részleg tevékenysége elsősorban két nagyobb irányba sorolható.

Először is, úttörő kutatásokat végeznekk a jógagyakorlatok hatásairól, úgymint ászanák, kríják és pránajámák. Ezeket a tanulmányokat különböző tantárgyak formájában adják elő az iskolás gyerekeknek, főiskola hallgatóknak és rendőrtiszteknek.

Másodszor, kutatásokat végeznek a jóga gyógyító hatásairól különböző betegségek esetén, mint például elhízás, diabétesz, stressz, vakság, stb.

Számos évtizednyi komoly kutatómunka után, rengeteg tudás gyült össze, melyet több mint 1000 kutatási cikkben publikáltunk itthon és nemzetközileg. A részleg munkájához tartozik, hogy előadásokat és szemináriumokat tartsanak az egyetemeken, posztgraduális szinten, valamint konferenciákon világszerte.

Évente számos projekten dolgozunk a részleg teljesen felszerelt laboratóriumaiban. Ezek az alábbi hat fő kategóriába tartoznak:

  1. Élettani
  2. Radiológiai
  3. Pszichológiai
  4. Sporttudományi
  5. Biokémiai
  6. Neurológiai

A Pune-i Egyetemmel való kapcsolattal a részleg M.Phil és Ph.D. kurzusokat tart, miközben együttműködésben állnak más indiai egyetemekkel is és tudósokkal Európában és az USA-ban. A Kaivalyadhama Tudományos Kutatás Részlege 1924 óta jelentős mértékben járult hozzá, hogy a jóga és az egészségügy kapcsolata egyre szorosabbá váljon.

 

Folyamatban lévő kutatások – Recent Projects

1. Comparative effect of pranadharana, nadanusandhan, Shavasana and Meditation on selected psycho-physiological and biochemical parameters in healthy college students.
2. Immediate effect of Shavasana and Meditation on  bio-phase angle, RMR and Attitude towards yoga in healthy student volunteers.
3. Education, Rehabilitation and Research Programme (ERRP) on yoga for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)
4. The effect of a pranayama module on reduction of hypertension.
5. Effect of yoga training on psycho-motor performance among Mumbai loco motormen.
6. Studies on effects of modern & Indian modes of “Ahara” on bioenergetics with implications to holistic health.
7. Psychological impact of a comprehensive yoga module in Cancer and Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs): An empirical study.
8. Breath, Stress and Health: A bio-cultural study of Hatha Yoga practice.
9. Role of yoga in self-regulation: A cross-cultural study on Indian And Spanish hypertensives in comparison with normotensives.
10. To study the efficacy of yoga practices on endocrine and psychological parameters in young unmarried girls with polycystic ovarian syndrome: A prospective study.1
11. Effect of yoga on diabetes in relation to HbA1c.
12. Survey study: Effect of yoga on perceived psycho-physiological health amongst students of GS College.
13. Effect of yoga practices on overweight and obese students of MIMER Medical College.
14. Efficacy of Bhramari Pranayama on Sleep Quality and Psychological Well- Being in hypertensive patients.
15. “Projects under collaborative Research Centre Scheme (Approved by CCRYN, yet to be initiated)
Effect of Jala Neti and Sutra Neti Kriyas on Breath –Body awareness
Effect of Vastra Dhauti kriya on neuro-immunological aspect in relation with gastric functions
Effect of Trataka Kriya on the measures of anxiety, mental health and immune status of rural individuals of Lonavla
Effect of Agnisara on the physiological & biochemical parameters relating vital organs in healthy subjects
Effect of Kapalabhati on antioxidant status of healthy adults”

Internal Publications

1. Bhogal, R. S., Thakur, G. S. & Shete, S. U. (2016). Differential impact of Shavasana and Meditation on Memory Scores in Healthy college students. Yoga Mimamsa, 48 (1&2), 9-12. [HTML]
2. Kulkarni, D. D., Bhogal, R. S., Verma, A., & Shete, S. U. (2016). Bio-electrical activity: As a valid variable in yoga research. Yoga Mimamsa48(1), 13. [HTML]
3. Bhogal, R. S. (2015). Scientific Research in Yoga: Recent Trends, Pradigmatic Stalemate & Future Hopes. Lonavla: Souvenir of 8th International Conference on Yoga & Education:  Principles & Practice.  
4. Tiwari, S., Telles S., Goel, A., & Verma, A. (2014). Beliefs of yoga practitioners about yoga as a science: A survey in Mumbai. Yoga Mimamsa, 46, 15-19.
5. Doddoli, S., Shete, S. U., Patil, S., & Doddoli, G. (2014). Possible effects of hot yoga: An objective approach. Yoga Mimamsa, 46(1), 9-14.
6. Menon, P., Doddoli, S., Singh, S., & Bhogal, R. S. (2014). Personality correlates of mindfulness: A study in an Indian setting. Yoga Mimamsa, 46, 29-36. 
7. Maheshananda, S., Bera, T. K., Gore, M. M., Bhogal, R. S., Kulkarni, D. D., Oak, J. P., Shete, S. U., & Thakur, G. S. (2012). Management of suicidal tendency through yoga amongst adolescent students. Yoga-Mimamsa, 44(3), 162-179.
8. Verma, A. (2012). Micronutrient absorption and yoga : A critical bibliographic study. Yoga-Mimamsa, 44(1), 31-40.
9. Shepal, A. V. (2012). Global prevalence of diabetes and role of yoga: Evaluative annotations. Yoga-Mimamsa, 44(1), 41-51. 
10. Bhogal, R. S. (2012). Evolving a synthesis of modern and yogic interventional strategies for personality development of holistic nature. Yoga-Mimamsa, 44(1), 52-62. 
11. Thakur G.S. (2012). Suicidal tendency in adolescent students of India: A survey study. Yoga-Mimamsa, 43 (4), 265-274.
12. Thakur, G. S., Shete, S. U., & Kulkarni, D. D. (2012). Effect of yoga training on hand steadiness in school students. Yoga-Mimamsa, 43(4), 297-303.
13. Thakur, G. S., Shete, S. U., & Verma, A. (2011). Short term yoga intervention on occupational stress and quality of sleep in Kendriya Vidyalaya teachers. Yoga- Mimamsa, 43(3), 205-214. 
14. Kulkarni, D. D. (2011). Understanding HIP of yoga practice effects: A neuropsychological approach. Yoga-Mimamsa, 43(2), 152-164.
 

External Publications

Peer-reviewed journals, books and conference souvenirs
1. Doddoli, S., Shete, S. U., Kulkarni, D. D., & Bhogal, R. S. (2016). Effect of yoga training on lipid metabolism in industrial workers with reference to body constitution (Prakriti). Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicinehttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcme.2016.08.001
2. Tiwari, S., Telles S., Goel, A., & Verma, A. (2015). Beliefs about yoga: A survey in Mumbai. Journal of Biological and Scientific Opinion, 3(4), 176-180. [PDF] 
3. Doddoli, S., Kulkarni, D. D., Shete, S. U., & Bhogal, R. S. (2015). Effect of yoga training on resting metabolic rate (RMR) and body fat metabolism in the context of body constitution (prakriti). International Ayurvedic Medical Journal, 3(1), 14-21. [PDF]
4. Rajbhoj, P. H., Shete, S. U., Verma, A., & Bhogal, R. S. (2015). Effect of yoga module on pro and anti inflammatory cytokines among industrial workers of Lonavla: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 9(2), 1-5. [HTML] [PDF] 
5. Kulkarni, D. D., Bhat, R., & Bhogal, R. S. (2015). Gayatri as Iso-Red-Shift of Astrophysical Event. Ancient Science, 2(2), 20-25. [PDF]
6. Kulkarni, D. D., Doddoli, S., & Bhogal, R. S. (2015). Effect of yoga training on bio-energy dynamics with reference to bioelectrical impedance and tridosha in dominant nostril breathing types – A pilot study. International Journal of Innovative and Applied Research, 3(10), 47-58. [PDF]
7. Bhogal, R.S. & Nagarajan, Karuna (2015). Yoga Education: B.Ed Yoga Programme. New Delhi: National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). [PDF] 
8. Bhogal, R.S. & Shinde,C.G.(2015). Yoga for the Middle Aged, New Delhi: Souvenir of National Yoga Week, MDNIY, 64-67. 
9. Verma, Anita., Shete, S.U., Thakur, G.S., Kulkarni, D.D., & Bhogal, R.S. (2014). The effect of yoga practices on micronutrient absorption and physical fitness in rural residential school children: A randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy, 5(2), 179-184. [PDF]
10. Verma, Anita., Shete, S.U., Thakur, G.S., Kulkarni, D.D., & Bhogal, R.S. (2014). The effect of yoga practices on cognitive development in rural residential school children in India. National Journal of Laboratory Medicine, 3(3), 15-19. [PDF]
11. Kulkarni, D.D., Doddoli, S., Shete, S.U., Verma, A., & Bhogal, R. (2014). A bio-electrical model for physiological evaluation of nadi pariksha (Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis). International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharma Research, 2(4), 25-31. [PDF]
12. Shepal, A.V., & Shete, S. U. (2013). Effect of yoga on bio- markers linked with development of diabetes complications in type 2 diabetes patients: a preliminary study. International Journal of Recent Scientific Research, 4(4), 401-404. [PDF]
13. Pant Gaurav, Bera T. K, Shete S. U. (2013). Yoga for controlling examination anxiety, depression and academic stress among students appearing for Indian board examination. International Journal of Recent Scientific Research, 4(8),1216-1219. [PDF]
14. Shete, S. U., Kulkarni, D. D., & Thakur, G. S., (2012). Effect of yoga practices on hs-CRP in Indian railway engine drivers of metropolis. Recent Research in Science and Technology, 4(2), 30-33. [PDF]
15. Shete, S. U., Thakur, G. S., & Kulkarni, D. D. (2012). Residential yoga and diet on lipid profile in police officers. International Research Journal of Pharmacy, 3(9), 155-158. [PDF
16.Thakur, G. S., Kulkarni, D. D., & Pant, G. (2011). Immediate Effect of Nostril Breathing on Memory Performance. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 55(1), 89-93. [PDF]
17. Kulkarni, D. D., & Bera, T .K. (2009).Yogic exercise and health -A psycho-neuro immunological approach. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 53 (1), 3-15. [PDF]
18. Mahapure, H. H., Shete, S. U., & Bera, T. K. (2008). Effect of yogic exercise on superoxide dismutase levels in diabetics. International Journal of Yoga, 1(1), 21-26. [HTML]
RECOGNITIONS
  • Scientific & Industrial Research Organization (SIRO), the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India has accorded recognition to Kaivalyadhama, since, 1988 as an Institute of Scientific Research.
  • The institute has been recognized by the University of Pune, as a Research Centre from the year 1984. Looking at the research activities of the institute University of Pune has granted permanent recognition from the year 2007.
  • Kaivalyadhama has been approved by the Central Government for the purpose of clause (ii) of subsection (1) of section 35 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 with effect from 1.4.2008. In the category of ‘Other Institution’, partly engaged in research activities.
COLLABORATIONS
  • Jnana Prabodhini Institute of Psychology, Jnana Prabodhini Bhavan, 510 Sadashiv Peth, Pune 411030.
  • Kridakul, Jnana Prabodhini Nigdi, Pune.
  • International Society for Scientific Interdisciplinary Researches in the Field of Yoga, represented by the President Prof. Predrag K. Nikic, New Belgrade, Serbia.
  • Centre for Yoga Therapy Education & Research (CYTER), Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pondicherry
  • SNDT University, Mumbai & Pune
  • GeneOmbio Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Pune
  • Indian Red Cross Society, Lonavala,branch
  • KEM Hospital, Mumbai
  • National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (NIRRH), Mumbai
  • Dr. R.N. Cooper Hospital, Mumbai
  • Samwad Shaala, Lonavala
  • Talegaon Medical College
  • University of La Laguna, Canary Islands, Spain