Shirley Telles

Shirley Telles has a degree in conventional medicine (MBBS) and a MPhil and PhD in Neuurophysiology at the National Institute of Mental of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India. For both MPhil and PhD her theses were on the effects of yoga practice and their applications in health and rehabilitation. Dr. Telles received a Fulbright fellowship in 1998 to assess fMRI in meditators at the University of Florida. Later Dr. Telles was awarded the first ever Indian Council of Medical Research Center for Advanced Research to assess the effects of meditation through autonomic and respiratory variables, evoked and event related potentials, polysomnography and fMRI. From 2007 Dr. Telles has been the Director of a research foundation committed to researching the effects of Yoga and Ayurveda (Patanjali Research Foundation, Haridwar, India). Dr. Telles has 152 publications related to yoga, most of them appear in PubMed, the others appear in PsycLit or similar databases. Dr. Telles is an enthusiastic practitioner of yoga herself and believes that yoga research can positively impact all aspects of life.


Handbook of Research on Evidence-Based Perspectives on the Psychophysiology of Yoga and Its Applications
Shirley Telles, Ram Kumar Gupta. © 2021. 577 pages.
While yoga was originally intended to be practiced for spiritual growth, there is an increasing interest in applying yoga in all areas of life. It is important to understand this...
Psychophysiological Effects and the Applications of Yoga Breathing Practices
Niranjan Kala, Dipak Chetry, Shirley Telles. © 2021. 23 pages.
Yoga is an ancient practice that originated in India and aims at purifying the mind for spiritual progress. In modern times yoga is widely practiced for general health and...
Yoga and Weight Management: A Narrative Review
Sachin Kumar Sharma, Sushma Pal, Shirley Telles. © 2021. 21 pages.
A comprehensive lifestyle intervention that is effective, yet safe, for weight loss is recommended for weight management. Yoga is one such intervention that includes (1)...
Research-Based Perspectives on the Psychophysiology of Yoga
Shirley Telles, Nilkamal Singh. © 2018. 456 pages.
Yoga has evolved into a popular fitness practice across the globe. With the various schools of practice, it is imperative for practitioners to study both traditional texts and...
The Psychophysiology of Yoga Regulated Breathing (Pranayamas)
Shirley Telles, Nilkamal Singh. © 2018. 18 pages.
The aim of yoga is to attain a mental state free from disturbance. Various yoga techniques have been prescribed for this in traditional yoga texts. The ancient yoga masters...
Management of Obesity With Yoga: A Review
Shirley Telles, Sachin Kumar Sharma. © 2018. 18 pages.
A number of experimental studies have been carried out to assess the effectiveness of yoga to manage obesity. This review (1) examined studies assessing the effects of yoga...