Sat Bir Singh Khalsa

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Sat Bir Singh Khalsa
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Sat Bir Singh Khalsa at University of Toronto
Born (1951-12-20)20 December 1951
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Spouse(s) Siri Krishna Kaur
Children Hansmukh Kaur (daughter), Harimandir Singh (son)

Sat Bir Singh Khalsa is a researcher in the field of body mind medicine, specializing in yoga therapy. Originally from Toronto, he earned his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto, where he also began his practice of Kundalini Yoga under the tutelage of Yogi Bhajan. He is (since 2006) an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Neuroscientist (since 1998) in the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, at the Departments of Medicine and Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, in Boston Massachusetts. Since 2007, Sat Bir Singh Khalsa has served as the Director of Research at both the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts and the Kundalini Research Institute in New Mexico.

Research Studies[edit]

Sat Bir Singh Khalsa has participated in numerous mind-body studies. His work has been published in more than thirty papers. His most widely cited work explores human sleep cycles.[1]

Several of his other papers explore the application of yoga as therapy for insomnia, performance anxiety, mental health in a secondary school setting, drug addiction, depression, and as a predictor of low body mass and low medication usage.[2]

General Publications[edit]

  • Sat Bir Singh Khalsa. (2009). "Kundalini Yoga as Therapy: A Research Perspective," chapter in Kundalini Rising: Exploring the Awakening of Kundalini. Boulder Colorado, Sounds True, Inc.
  • Sat Bir Singh Khalsa with Jodie Gould (2012). Your Brain on Yoga. Rosetta Books.


Links to Research Articles[edit]

  1. ^ Khalsa, SB; Jewett, ME; Cajochen, C; Czeisler, CA. "A Phase Response Curve to Single Bright Light Pulses in Human Subjects". The Journal of Physiology. 549: 945–952. PMC 2342968Freely accessible. PMID 12717008. doi:10.1113/jphysiol.2003.040477. , (1999) EEG and ocular correlates of circadian melatonin phase and human performance decrements during sleep loss, "Circadian rhythms in mouse suprachiasmatic nucleus explants on multimicroelectrode plates". Brain Research. 757: 285–290. doi:10.1016/S0006-8993(97)00337-5. , "Exposure to Room Light before Bedtime Suppresses Melatonin Onset and Shortens Melatonin Duration in Humans". The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. 96: E463–E472. doi:10.1210/jc.2010-2098. 
  2. ^ (2004) Treatment of chronic insomnia with yoga: a preliminary study with sleep-wake diaries "Treatment of Chronic Insomnia with Yoga: A Preliminary Study with Sleep?Wake Diaries". Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. 29: 269–278. doi:10.1007/s10484-004-0387-0. , (2012) Evaluation of the mental health benefits of yoga in a secondary school: a preliminary randomized control trial, (2008) Evaluation of a residential kundalini yoga lifestyle pilot program for addiction in India "Evaluation of a Residential Kundalini Yoga Lifestyle Pilot Program for Addiction in India". Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse. 7: 67–79. doi:10.1080/15332640802081968. , (2011) Increased Hatha yoga experience predicts lower body mass index and reduced medication use in women over 45 years Moliver, N; Mika, E; Chartrand, M; Burrus, S; Haussmann, R; Khalsa, S (2011). "Increased Hatha yoga experience predicts lower body mass index and reduced medication use in women over 45 years". Int J Yoga. 4: 77–86. PMC 3193658Freely accessible. PMID 22022126. doi:10.4103/0973-6131.85490. 

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