Sudarshan Kriya© and related practices as taught in the AOL courses
have been the subject of medical research and scientific study since 1995.
Independent studies suggest that these techniques are effective in
increasing lung capacity, reducing the blood plasma levels of cortisol (the
"stress hormone") and lactate (a chemical in the blood that is
also associated with stress), alleviating depression, decreasing serum
total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol (risk factors for cardiovascular
disease), as well as an increase in HDL Cholesterol (‘good’
cholesterol), changing EEG (‘brain waves’) patterns indicative
of relaxed alertness, to name a few of the intriguing findings.
AOL promotes timely and scholarly investigation of the Sudarshan
Kriya© and related practices as they relate to physical, social, and
emotional well-being of the individual. Research collaborations and
suggestions from interested parties are welcome.
Several expanded studies are currently underway, investigating the
effects of these techniques on cardiovascular health, breast cancer, HIV
infection, and psychosocial wellbeing.
If you have any questions, or would like information about medical
studies, please contact the International Research Committee at
Address:P.O. Box 50003
Art of Living Research Committee
Santa Barbara, CA 93150
(805) 562-7459 (International callers)
(800) 897-5913, ext. 5 (USA