A White Papers Series on Sudarshan Kriya Research

Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY) is one of the most unique and advanced rhythmic breathing techniques with its roots in traditional yoga. It is the hallmark technique taught in several programs of the Art of Living Foundation globally. Millions of people around the world have benefited from SKY practice. The practice of SKY has been associated with improved mental wellbeing and physical health. Several other benefits like improved quality of life, stronger interpersonal relationship, greater happiness and resilience are reported by the practitioners.

SKY and associated benefits have been of great interest to scientists and researchers. Over the last 25 years more than 165 research studies and review articles have been published on SKY in peer reviewed scientific journals. Research on SKY has been conducted in many countries across 5 continents.

Scientists have extensively studied the benefit of SKY on different aspect of human life and health. Studies measure the impact of SKY on physical health including our nervous system, immune system, endocrine system etc. They also assess how SKY changes our life : our mental health, happiness, social connectedness etc.

The white paper series on SKY encapsulates and curates the entire research on SKY from 1998-2023. In an effort to capture the multitude of studies and variety in the outcomes studied, the scientific studies have been divided into 2 sections and 20 categories as mentioned in the table below. Each category comprises a White Paper, which is a detailed document that contains the summaries of all the research articles relevant to the topic. It also contains a brief overview of all the research findings. The infographics are succinct visual depictions of the research findings.

For any questions or feedback , kindly write to divya.kanchibhotla@artofliving.org

Category 1 : Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY) & Our Body
SKY and Sleep Click here to know more
SKY and Vagus Nerve Click here to know more
SKY and Brain Function Click here to know more
SKY and Stress Click here to know more
SKY and Antioxidant Click here to know more
SKY and Diabetes Click here to know more
SKY and Hypertension Click here to know more
SKY and Cholesterol Click here to know more
SKY and Immunity Publishing Shortly
SKY and Lung Function Publishing Shortly
SKY and Women’s Health Publishing Shortly
SKY and COVID Publishing Shortly
SKY and Heart Health Publishing Shortly
Category 2 : Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY) & Our Life
SKY and Mental Health Click here to know more
SKY and Environment Publishing Shortly
SKY and Cognition Publishing Shortly
SKY and Youth Health Publishing Shortly
SKY and Professional Population Publishing Shortly
SKY for Vulnerable Communities Publishing Shortly
SKY and Young People’s (Child and Teen) Well-being Publishing Shortly