Yoga Consciousness Trust established International Institute of Yoga Research & Training, at Bhimili.
The motto behind the establishment of the Institute is to pursue research in the fields of
- Establishing scientific basis of Yoga techniques in awakening Kundalini
- The effects of awakening Kundalini on behavioral aspects
- The effects of Yoga in curing various diseases / disorders
- Conduct Pilot Studies
- To take up literary research in various texts on Yoga in Sanskrit, Telugu and other languages
Establish a Laboratory to conduct Research and disseminate the research findings by publishing articles in referred journals. Presenting papers in international and national conferences and conduct seminars and conferences in relevant areas.
Yoga Consciousness Trust is actively pursuing to register international Institute of Yoga Research & Training as a research institute and get recognition. It is also in progress for getting permission to accept foreign fund exemption grant from central government.
National Conference on Frontiers of Yoga: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, 13th – 14th Nov, 1999, YCT, Hyderabad.
The following research has been published under International Insitute for Yoga Research & Training, YCT, Bheemili.
Anustana Yoga Vedanta of Yogacharya Raparthi Rama Rao:
A comprehensive system of transformation for the modern age, submitted to Asian Philosophy: An International Journal of the Philosophical Traditions of the East, [Suneetha, K., Srikrishna, Ch., & Venkataramana, Ch.]
YCT-6 Asana Series of Yogacharya Raparthi Rama Rao for Daily Yoga Practice, submitted, 2015. [Suneetha, K]
Yoga for Physio-Psychological Development of Adolescents, International Journal of Physical & Social Sciences, 5 (4), 590-596, 2015. [Suneetha, K., & Srikrishna, Ch].
Abstract It has been thoroughly researched and well established that adolescence is a stage of great change, tension and confusion. There is an urgent need for the researchers to devise methods, techniques and strategies to counter the rather turbulent effects of adolescence, more so the Indian researchers, since our country has the majority number of them. In this juncture, an age old system that is of Indian origin, ‘Yoga’ has been found to be an effective technique in not only countering the negative effects but also in stimulating positive growth during this stage. This paper summarizes some of the numerous benefits of this world renowned and scientifically acknowledged science of Yoga, highlighting the changes at the physical, psychological, social and moral dimensions. Available at: http://www.ijmra.us/project%20doc/2015/IJPSS_APRIL2015/IJMRA-7466.pdf
Meditative Re-play of Troubling Life Events and Transformation in Practitioners of Yoga and Meditation, Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling & Psychotherapy, 5 (2), 172-178, 2014. (Selected as most read paper). [Suneetha, K.]
Abstract Several views of meditation indicate that when either suppressed or repressed material surfaces during meditation, the individual is able to cope with it better. Research on meditation has demonstrated that it helps individuals to overcome stress and transforms them into better persons. However, only a handful of studies have focused on collecting data of actual meditative experiences from practitioners. In this study, meditative experiences of the practitioners of yoga and meditation were collected by means of semi-structured interviews pertaining to the meditative replay of troubling life events. Four long-term meditators (age range, 24–52 years; meditation experience range, 8–12 years) of Yoga Consciousness Trust, India, constituted the final sample (out of 15 subjects) in this pilot study. Thematic analysis revealed that meditative replay of episodes in which material related to the past surfaced helped practitioners to overcome negative feelings and emotions and to clarify cognitions. Available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21507686.2014.948560#
Concept of Kuṇḍalinī Yoga in Telugu Vedanta texts. Journal of South Asian Studies, 2 (2), 177-184, 2014. [Srikrishna, Ch., & Suneetha, K.]
Abstract The concepts relating to Kuṇḍalinī Yoga in Telugu Vedanta Texts are discussed in this article. Telugu texts of select authors spanning a period of over seven centuries are explored. Kuṇḍalinī yoga, as in other Indian languages, has been dealt rather consistently in a metaphorical manner in Telugu too. Here an attempt is made to understand the concept of Kuṇḍalinī as explained by these authors. It is interesting to note that while some of the standard symbols (for example: snake) have been consistently used by several of these authors to represent Kuṇḍalinī, a new coinage of metaphorical terms have also been noticed peculiar to the texts of this classical language. The findings throw fresh light on understanding this subtle subject of Kuṇḍalinī. Available at: http://escijournals.net/index.php/JSAS/article/view/249
Meditative and Non-Meditative Spiritual Experiences. In H. Piron & R.Van Quekelberghe (Eds.), Meditation und Achtsamkeit – Altes Wissen schafft neue Wissenshaft [Meditation and Mindfulness – Ancient Knowledge Creates New Science] (pp.111-128). Auflage: Klotz-Verlag, [Suneetha, K.]
Abstract Meditative and non-meditative spiritual experiences of 31 practitioners following different spiritual traditions have been explored and identified. Spiritual experiences from 16 subjects are collected by semi-structured interview method and the remaining data is collected from published literature. Both types of data are subjected to thematic analysis. An attempt was made to segregate various aspects of a spiritual experience and termed as ‘Issues’. Ninety three spiritual issues are traced from the data. In order to facilitate better understanding of the type and range of spiritual experiences, these ‘issues’ are combined and categorised into ‘themes’. A total of twenty spiritual experience themes are formed from the issues identified in the data.
Kundalini Yoga in the Telugu Yoga Treatise Sri Sitaramanajaneya Samvadam. In Ed. K. Chenchulakhsmi, Yoga: The Ancient Tradition in the New Millennium, Ambala: The Associated Publishers, 329-344, 2009. [Srikrishna, Ch.]