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Isha Research Center

Scientific exploration of yoga and meditation

"Health is not just being disease-free. Health is when every cell in your body is bouncing with life" - Sadhguru

About Us

Isha Foundation has been offering classical form of yogic practices for over 30 years. A great number of practitioners have reported a wide variety of health benefits such as improvement or elimination of physical and psychological chronic ailments, elevated mood and energy, enhanced social competency and a general heightened sense of aliveness and wellbeing. The mechanisms behind these positive effects, observed variabilities between practitioners and the functional differences between various practices have been explored to some extent. Further extensive scientific research is required to unearth the health effects of Isha yogic practices, not only as a tool for symptom management/improvement but also a potential holistic system to promote healing and optimal wellbeing.

Isha Research Center (IRC) aspires to bring a deeper scientific understanding of yogic sciences and practices, with specific attention to the effects of yoga on health and well being. Isha Research Center is an initiative by dedicated volunteers who are medical doctors, nurses and scientists by training.

IRC endeavors to bring together the unique strengths of ancient yogic knowledge with rapidly evolving modern science to achieve a more integrated understanding of this marvelous mechanism - the human system.

Incorporating the most advanced scientific methods, with state-of-the-art technology and in collaboration with researchers from various fields, IRC strives to explore the potential of yogic practices in promoting physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.


Isha Research Center is involved in multiple research studies in order to provide objective evidence for effectiveness of Isha practices. We have several completed studies along with ongoing and upcoming studies. Please refer to the Projects and Publications to learn more.


Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like to contact us, please email research@ishausa.org.

Isha Research Center

Isha Foundation, Inc

951 Isha Lane

McMinnville, TN 37110

(931) 668-1900