Dr. Manjunath Sharma, Director of Research and International Affairs at S-VYASA University

Dr. Manjunath Nandi Krishnamurthy is the Director of Research and International Affairs at S-VYASA University. He has completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences from Mangalore University and a Ph.D. in Yoga & Geriatric Medicine, and Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) from S-VYASA University.

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Overview

“Many times, we suppress the symptoms rather than attending to the cause of the problem.”- Dr. Manjunath NK

In this episode, Ashutosh Garg converses with Dr. Manjunath NK, Director of Research and International affairs at S-VYASA University. Dr. Manjunath is a researcher with more than 25 years of extensive experience in Yoga Science.

Manjunath shares with us the three key milestones in his life. He elaborates on how S-VYASA University is contributing to the development of yoga. ‘Why is yoga important for all of us?’- Manjunath attempts to answer this long-debated question. The yoga expert tells how stress and lifestyle disorders can be ameliorated by practicing yoga.

Manjunath, in the section that follows, talks about his areas of research. He explains what happens in one’s brain when he/she is meditating. The researcher introduces the concept of integrated medicine- the idea of bringing the best parts of different systems of medicine. Manjunath opines about the science behind innate healing.

Before concluding, Dr. Manjunath defines his version of success and advices young individuals wanting to practice yoga.

Profile

Dr. Manjunath Nandi Krishnamurthy is the Director of Research and International Affairs at S-VYASA University. He has completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences from Mangalore University and a Ph.D. in Yoga & Geriatric Medicine, and Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) from S-VYASA University. He has 25 years of research experience and has published 67 research papers in journals indexed in international bibliographical data bases. His research interests include Psycho-physiology of Yoga, Neural correlates of meditation, Aging and rehabilitation. He believes in integrative medicine as the future of healthcare and conducting several studies combining the best of AYUSH systems with conventional medicine. He has guided several students of  Ph.D., M.D., and M.Sc. Dr. Manjunath has delivered lectures on evidence based Yoga therapy and conducted workshops at prestigious institutions and Universities across the world including Harvard Medical School, USA, Monash University, Australia, Royal College of Medicine, London, Shanghai University of Sports, China, Pharma University, Italy etc. He is the Editor of International Journal of Yoga (IJOY) and reviewer of various international journals. He serves as a member of Scientific Advisory Committee, Department of Science and Technology (SATYAM program), Research committee, Integrative Medicine, NITI Aayog, Working committee, Program accreditation, NAAC, Govt of India. He is also the Vice President of Vivekananda Yoga University, California, USA, Director, Boston Center of Excellence, Boston, USA, Vice-President of Asian Yoga Therapy Association, Singapore.

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