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Here are links to research articles on Art of Living practices that were published in international peer-reviewed journals

Jyotsna,V.P., Ambekarm S., Singla, R., Joshi, A., Dhawan, A., Kumar, N., Deepak, K.K., Sreenivas, V. (2013).

Cardiac autonomic function in patients with diabetes improves with practice of comprehensive yogic breathing program. Indian J Endocrinol Metab. 17(3):480-5.

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Carter, J.J., Gerbarg, P.L., Brown, R.P., Ware, R.S., D’Ambrosio, C., Anand, L., Dirlea, M., Vermani, M., and Katzman, M.A. (2013).

Multi-Component Yoga Breath Program for Vietnam Veteran Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Randomized Controlled Trial. J Trauma Stress Disor Treat 2:3

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Zope, S.A., and Zope, R.A. (2013).

Sudarshan kriya yoga: Breathing for health. Int J Yoga. 6(1): 4–10.

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Qu, S., Olafsrud, S.M., Meza-Zepeda, L.A., Saatcioglu, F. (2013).

Rapid Gene Expression Changes in Peripheral Blood Lymphocytes upon Practice of a Comprehensive Yoga Program. PLoS One. 8(4):e61910

Ghahremani, D.G., Oh, E.Y., Dean, A.C., Mouzakis, K., Wilson, K.D., London, E.D. (2013).

Effects of the Youth Empowerment Seminar on Impulsive Behavior in Adolescents.
J Adolesc Health. 2013 Apr 16. pii: S1054-139X(13)00105-5.

Katzman, M.A., Vermani, M., Gerbarg, P.L., Brown, R.P., Iorio, C., Davis, M., Cameron, C., Tsirgielis, D. (2012).

A multicomponent yoga-based, breath intervention program as an adjunctive treatment in patients suffering from generalized anxiety disorder with or without comorbidities. Int J Yoga 5(1):57-65

Jyotsna, V.P., Joshi, A., Ambekar, S., Kumar, N., Dhawan, A., Sreenivas, V. (2012).

Comprehensive yogic breathing program improves quality of life in patients with diabetes. Indian J Endocrinol Metab. 16(3):423-8.

Subramanian, S., Elango, T., Malligarjunan, H., Kochupillai, V., Dayalan, H.. (2012).

Role of sudarshan kriya and pranayam on lipid profile and blood cell parameters during exam stress: A randomized controlled trial. Int J Yoga 5(1):21-27

Gootjes, L., Franken, I.H.A., and Van Strien, J.W. (2011) Cognitive emotion regulation in yogic meditative practitioners - Sustained modulation of electrical brain potentials.

Journal of Psychophysiology 2011; Vol. 25(2):87-94

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

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

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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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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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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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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.

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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.