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  • Raghavendra Rao

    Editorial Board Member
    director-ccryn@nic.in

    Raghavendra Rao
  • Raghavendra Rao

    Director

    CCRYN

    New Delhi

    Dr. Rao PhD, BNYS from Mangalore University presently works as Director, Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy, Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India. He has completed several research projects in the field of rheumatoid arthritis, pre-diabetes, diabetes, and CVD risk prevention using both yoga and naturopathy interventions at well-known Institutions. He is a member of the AYUSH research Portal, Govt of India, Hi has won several awards such as Sushila Thakur Prakriti Mandir prize in 2001 by APPICON and Manonmani Rudraiah award. He also won the ASCO Conquer cancer foundationmerit award in 2013 by American Society of Clinical Oncology.

    http://ccryn.gov.in

  • Suraj Khanal

    Editorial Board Member
    khanal.suraj@pgimer.edu.in

    Suraj Khanal
  • Suraj Khanal

    Additional Professor

    Department of Cardiology

    PGIMER, Chandigarh

    Dr. Khanal received his DM (Cardiology) from AIIMS, and MD (Medicine) & MBBS from Gauhati University. He is presently works as Additional Professor, Cardiology, at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India. He is Life-Member of Cardiological Society of India and member of API. He specializes inpreventive cardiology, echocardiography and complex coronaryinterventions. His areas of interest arepercutaneous coronary intervention including complex cases and CTO’s, permanent pacemaker and AICD implantation, and Echocardiography: adult and congenital.

    http://pgimer.edu.in/PGIMER_PORTAL/PGIMERPORTAL/home.jsp

  • Rahul Tyagi

    Editorial Board Member
    rahul15tyagi@gmail.com

     Rahul Tyagi
  • Rahul Tyagi

    Research Associate

    Allergy and Immunology Unit

    Department of Pediatrics

    PGIMER

    Dr. Tyagi had his graduate degree in the neurogenesis and cognitive neuroscience discipline. He has a strong inclination towards integrative health care, especially Yoga and its effect in the life style disorders. His ongoing post-doctoral research involves identification of novel genetic and epigentic targets causing primary immune deficiency, specifically common variable immune deficiency. He is largely interested in curation of genetic, epigenetic disorders based on curation strategies including geome editing, gene replacement as well as by ayurgenomic and integrative system based approaches. He is interested in conducting the research in quality defined set up which he inherited from his thesis environment. He is also a proponent of policy changes towards establishing integrative and traditional knowledge to treat modern health concerns.

  • R Vetrivendan

    Editorial Board Member
    vetrivendan@vetriyoga.com

    R Vetrivendan
  • R Vetrivendan

    Medical Officer

    Department of Siddha

    Government of Tamil Nadu

    Dr. Vetrivendan is BSMS, MSc (yoga therapy) working as Siddha medical officer – Department of Siddha, Government Hospital, Ministry of Health Ayush Department, Government of Tamil Nadu for past 20 years. He underwent Research Training from ICMR both in clinical research and biomedical research. Presented research papers in National and International conferences both in Indian and foreign countries. Recently working as SRF in Niyantra Madhumeha Baratham (NMB). He is one of the Expert in 18 member’s high level committee of CCRYN, GOI. He served as chairman in syllabus committee 2017 for framing the syllabus for MD (siddhar Yoga Maruthuvam) under Central Council of Indian Medicine, GOI, New Delhi.

    http://vetriyoga.com

  • Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani

    Editorial Board Member
    yoga@mgmcri.ac.in

    Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani
  • Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani

    Director

    CYTER, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth

    Pondicherry.

    Yogacharya Dr. Bhavanani, a recognized PhD guide for Yoga therapy, is known to be the first Indian recognized as an IAYT Certified Yoga Therapistby the International Association of Yoga Therapists, USA. He presently works as Director of Centre for Yoga Therapy Education and Research (CYTER), and Professor of yogatherapy at the Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pondicherry. He is an Honorary International Advisor to the International Association of Yoga Therapists, the Australasian Association of Yoga Therapists, The World Yoga Foundation and Gitananda Yoga Associations, worldwide. He is currently member of numerous expert committees of the Ministry of AYUSH. He is Consultant Resource Person for the WHO Collaborative Centre in Traditional Medicine (Yoga) at MDNIY, New Delhi.

    https://sbvu.ac.in/cyter/

  • Rajvi H Mehta

    Editorial Board Member
    info@bksiyengar.com

    Rajvi H Mehta
  • Rajvi H Mehta

    Teacher

    Lyengar Yogashraya

    Mumbai

    Dr.Mehta has been a student of Yogacharya BKS Iyengar as well as Smt. Geeta and Shri Prashant Iyengar since the 1970s; she regularly teaches public classes at IyengarYogashraya, Mumbai and has taught yoga in over 15 countries. Her research work on Iyengar Yoga in patients with parkinson’s disease has been awarded at the International Neuro science conferences; She is an editor of the journal Yoga rahasya with subscribers in 45 countries and has also edited Guruji BKS Iyengar’s book: Yoga for Sports. She is an advisor to the Ministry of AYUSH on various projects. A reproductive biologist by profession, she is advisor to Cooper Surgicals, India and Trivector Biomed, Mumbai. She has written chapters for many books on infertility and human IVF and is also an invited speaker in many national and international conferences including the ESHRE. She heads the SIG on holistic medicine for the Indian Fertility Society.

    http://bksiyengar.com/modules/Iyoga/iyoga.htm

  • Sudip Bhattacharya

    Editorial Board Member
    sudipbhattacharya@srhu.edu.in

    Sudip Bhattacharya
  • Sudip Bhattacharya

    Assistant Professor

    Department of Community Medicine

    SRHU, Uttarakhand

    Dr.Bhattacharya received his MD in Community Medicine from School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India. He is currently working in Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences,Swami Rama Himalayan University, Dehradun, as an Assistant Professor, in the Department of Community Medicine.He is also an Honorary Medical Consultant of“Jiyyo Innovations” (An AI based company), Chandigarh, India. He is now actively involved in under-graduate and postgraduate teaching and training, as well as in translational research (area of interest-primary health, health system strengthening, family medicine, health promotion, and telemedicine). He is also a reviewer and editorial board member of national and international journals. He is a life member of IAPSM, AFPI and IPHA.

    https://srhu.edu.in

  • Gurmeet Singh

    Editorial Board Member
    gurmeet@pu.ac.in

    Gurmeet singh
  • Gurmeet Singh

    Professor

    Department of Physical Education

    Panjab University, Chandigarh

    Prof. Dr. Gurmeet Singh is a Professor in the Department of Physical Education, Panjab University-Chandigarh and at present Chairman of the Department; he was also a Director of Sports in Panjab University from 2012 -2013. He completed his graduation in arts in 1993 and then did his diploma in sports coaching in Athletics in 1995 from very famous National institutes of sports, Patiala, and then he did his master’s in physical education with gold medal from Panjab University, Chandigarh in 1997. He joined as a lecturer in physical education in Panjab University, Chandigarh in 1998. He completed his doctoral in philosophy in 2004; he is teaching sports training, Athletics specialization and kinesiology & biomechanics to master level students. At present he is a professor at Panjab University, Chandigarh. And his area of research is sports training, positive psychology, Yoga and sports Biomechanics. Under his supervision many Ph.D. thesis has been completed and he also guided so many master level theses. There are more than 50 publications of Dr. Singh in national and international journals. He has been a keynote and invited speaker at many national and International conferences and workshops and also member of many international physical education and sports sciences bodies.

    https://puchd.ac.in

  • Amudha Rani Narayanan

    Editorial Board Member
    namudha@hotmail.com

    Amudha Rani Narayanan
  • Amudha Rani Narayanan

    Yoga Teacher and Therapist

    Krishnamacharya Ashtanga Viniyoga, Chandigarh

    Ms. Narayanan is a yoga teacher and therapist from the tradition of Guru Shri T Krishnamacharya. She received master degree in naturopathy, and successfully combined yoga therapy with naturopathic diet for amplified healing. As a life style modifier, she has given severallectures, and hascounseled individuals and organizations. She believes in individualized yoga therapy according to seekers profile, constitution, nature and lifestyle, for effective healing. With a decade of experience in running yoga therapy center independently, she holds up the belief in supremacy of yoga therapy in holistic healing, and strives to take it to general public awareness.

  • Harpreet Gujral

    Editorial Board Member
    hgujral1@jhmi.edu

    Harpreet Gujral
  • Harpreet Gujral

    Program Director,

    Integrative Medicine

    JohnsHopkinsMedicine, Washington

    Dr. Gujral is Doctorate of Nursing Practice, focusing on Integrative Health and Healing and FNP-BC, is both a clinician and healthcare administrator, bringing three decades of experience in various clinical areas. She helped with the launch of Johns Hopkins Sibley Integrative Medicine (SIM), as the Program Director. She currently co-leads this program by directing and managing day-to-day operations of SIM and provides integrative medicine consultations. She helped create and lead a successful multidisciplinary medical weight-loss program at a community hospital. Additionally, she has served as Senior Practice Advisor at the American Nurses Association. She has a deep interest and is well informed in modalities like aromatherapy, guided imagery, including various Eastern modalities such as Ayurveda, Mindfulness, and Meditation, which are enhanced by her roots in India.

    https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org