Managing COVID-19 through Yoga in India

with Shirley Telles, PhD

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About this talk

The pandemic has placed unprecedented strain on governments and healthcare systems around the world. In this presentation, Dr. Shirley Telles will discuss India’s efforts to integrate yoga practice and philosophy into its COVID-19 healthcare plan. She will discuss the research on yoga’s potential to optimize immune and respiratory function, reduce anxiety, improve sleep quality, and increase physical activity even when practitioners have minimal space and resources. Discover how experts in healthcare and government are working together in India to translate evidence on the benefits of yoga into the country’s COVID-19 response.

About Shirley Telles, PhD

Shirley Telles has a degree in conventional medicine (MBBS) and a MPhil and PhD in Neurophysiology. Both MPhil and PhD theses were on the effects of yoga practice. Dr Telles received a Fulbright fellowship in 1998 and in 2001 an award from the Templeton Foundation for creative ideas in neurobiology. In 2007, she received an Indian Council of Medical Research Center for Advanced Research to study meditation’s effects through autonomic variables, evoked and event related potentials, polysomnography and fMRI. Dr Telles has been the director of Patanjali Research Foundation since 2007. Dr Telles has over two-hundred research papers cited in bibliographic databases, and she has edited seven books. She is an enthusiastic practitioner of yoga.

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