Yoga for Space Health

Publications and Presentations

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Papers

 

  • Yoga Therapy as a Complement to Astronaut Health and Emotional Fitness – Stress Reduction and Countermeasure Effectiveness Before, During, and in Post-Flight Rehabilitation: A Hypothesis, published in Gravitational and Space Biology (GSB), Vol. 26 (1), Apr. 2012
    Joan Vernikos(1), Adarsh Deepak(2), Dilip K. Sarkar(3), Caroline A. Rickards(4), and Victor A. Convertino(5)
    (1) ThirdAge LLC, Culpeper, VA;
    (2) Taksha Institute (TI) and Science & Technology Corp. (STC) Hampton, VA;
    (3) Taksha Institute (TI) Center for Integrative Medicine and Yoga (CIMY), Hampton, VA;
    (4) Department of Health and Kinesiology, The University of Texas at San Antonio, TX;
    (5) US Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, TX, USA

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  • Yoga Therapy for Countering the Adverse Effects on Astronauts’ Health Due to Micro-G or Zero-G Environment: A Concept Study (Paper): 2011
    Dilip Sarkar and Adarsh Deepak
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  • Yoga Therapy as a Complementary Approach to Stress Reduction and Exercise Countermeasure Effectiveness Before, During Flight and in Post-flight Rehabilitation (Abstract): 2010
    Joan Vernikos, Adarsh Deepak, and Dilip Sarkar
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    Power Point Presentations

     

  • Yoga Therapy as a Complementary Approach to Stress Reduction and Exercise Countermeasure Effectiveness Before, During & in Post-flight Rehabilitation (Power Point Presentation): 2011
    Joan Vernikos, Adarsh Deepak, and Dilip Sarkar
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    Other Resources (published by TI/DHB)

     
    Taksha Yoga Therapy for Health and Healing of Body Mind and Spirit” (2009), a 3-disc DVD set, is available at: http://www.deepakheritage.com/dvds_and_videos.htm. The beneficial effects of Mudra_s occur when performed in conjunction with Praayaanaama_s, restrained breathing exercises, such as ‘Kapaalbhati” Praayaanaama, are demonstrated by Dr. Sarkar in this DVD.
     
    Taksha Yoga Therapy for Health and Healing: A Daily Practice” (2015). This DVD contains an exciting presentation of Yoga Therapy suitable for those looking for a new approach to healthy living, as well as for those who have some knowledge of yoga poses and want more information on the philosophy, practice, and therapeutic aspects of yoga. Learn more at http://www.deepakheritage.com/dvds_and_videos.htm.
     
    Health in Your Hands: Ten Mudras for Health and Healing (Presentation): 2010
    Dilip Sarkar and Adarsh Deepak

     

    Video Interviews

     

  • Vernikos on Yogiviews (Video Interview): 2012
    Joan Vernikos
  • Dr. Joan Vernikos discusses the important benefits of Yoga Therapy for space travelers on Yogiviews with TV host Antonio Sausys (09/12).