Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Updated: Psychophysiological Effects of Yoga list of studies inc. Krishnamacharya stopping his heart

I came across this list of studies while trying to find the study in the journal about Krishnamacharya stopping his heartbeat. Any french speakers with access to a University library able to try and find the journal and pass on a copy of the article?

So there are around 180 pages of different studies in the pdf link below. Some give a longer abstract than others, some crazy studies here but some interesting ones to that might be good to track down.

https://iayt.org/site_vx2/publications/Bibliographies_General/psychophysiology.pdf

 In the page below, third one down is the study on Krishnamacharya in 1936


A couple of pages on the Krishnamacharya heartbeat stopping/slowing experiment below



The above pages are from Elizabeth Kadetsky's excellent 'First There is a Mountain: A Yoga Romance'  which I can't put down. Saw this a few years ago but was put off by the  'A yoga Romance', the romance of course is with Yoga itself though. the above will give you a little taste, I bought it because I heard there was something about the 1938 Krishnamacharya movie, there is, it's on p101.

link to Amazon.com



While were on the subject of studies Steve at Confluence countdown asked me to mention this...



Out of time will add to this post later...

6 comments:

  1. OK, I just e-mailed my colleague who is also a French doctor regarding this. He is currently travelling overseas and I'm not sure when he will get to this.

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  2. Thanks Satya, have added a couple of pages to the post about the experiment.

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  3. Let's hope it's been digitised!

    Hi Satya:

    I know the medical library where I could find this publication from 1936 but I need to check if it is available electronically. Otherwise, it is going to be challenging to find somebody to go there, order the document and make copies.

    Let me investigate!

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  4. Hi Grimmly,

    We have ordered a copy by mail rather than Fax to ensure a good copy. I will share the translation when I get hold of it.

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  5. Exciting news Satya, haven't heard of anyone who's seen the actual report of the experiment rather than a brief mention here and there or just hearsay. I mentioned it to a colleague at work as I was excited when your mail came in. He asked me why anyone would want to stop their heart....made me pause for a moment. Please pass on my thanks to your contact.

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  6. Wow. That is great that Satya is on it. It is all happening! I am so grateful here! Might also have to look at that book again Grimmly.

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