Day 3 Presentations - Yoga + Sleep and Insomnia

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Shirley Telles, PhD

The Neurophysiology of Sleep, and How Yoga Can Help

Dr. Telles's educational background is in conventional medicine with a doctorate in neurophysiology. For her thesis she looked at brain activity during yoga breathing and meditation. She guides research at Patanjali Research Foundation, Haridwar, India. She is an active practitioner of yoga and believes it is vital to be enthusiastic about what you do.

Please note: this presentation is education, not personalized medical advice.

Kristin Anderson, PhD

Yoga Nidra and Sleep: Impact on Brain Waves and Behavior for Insomniacs

Dr. Anderson is a neuroscientist and science communicator. Her research expertise lies in understanding the root causes of affective disorders like depression and anxiety with a particular focus on stress susceptibility and resiliency. She coordinates a science outreach programme in Ireland that aims to widen participation in under-served and disadvantaged communities by empowering young people.

Please note: this presentation is education, not personalized medical advice.

Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD

The Science and Research of Yoga for Sleep and Insomnia

Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D. is the Director of Research for the Kundalini Research Institute, a Research Associate at the Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, a Research Affiliate of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

Please note: this presentation is education, not personalized medical advice.



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