Inner Engineering Yoga Program on Short and Long Term Health Effects (ISHA-Impact): A Longitudinal Study

2019-12-12 01:30:59 | BioPortfolio


This study intends to include any participant who has registered and plans to attend the Inner Engineering In-Person Completion Course. This course was offered at two time periods (March and April 2019) in Los Angeles and Philadelphia, respectively. We are currently recruiting for the upcoming conferences in Toronto & Dallas (November 2019). We anticipate that this study can include up to 5,000 study participants. Participants would attend this course and complete the pre-modules regardless of whether or not they participate in this study.


This study aims to enroll participants who have registered for the Inner Engineering in-person course. Briefly, this course is a 1-2 day in-person course, in which participants will learn a simple 21 minute practice called Shambhavi Mahamudra Kriya, also known as Shambhavi Kriya. Shambhavi Kriya is a powerful and purifying energy technique which incorporates the breath. This practice is said to align the body systems so that the body, mind and emotions function in harmony. More information about the course can be found on the ISHA foundation website:

Registrants are asked to complete a series of seven online modules prior to the start of the in-person course. The online series provides the participants with an opportunity to intellectually explore the basics of life using methods that are distilled from the essence of yogic sciences. The course imparts wisdom to manage the body, mind, emotions, and the fundamental life energy within.

Importantly, the course modules and the in-person meeting and subsequent meditation and yoga practices would occur regardless of whether or not a person decided to participate in the study. The only study procedure imparted includes requesting the participants to complete a series of surveys over a one-year period.

This study only involves administration of electronic surveys at six different time points. These time points include: at the time of consent; after completing the Inner Engineering Online modules but before the in-person course begins; after the completion of the in-person course; at 6 weeks; 6 month and 12 months. These surveys can take up to 15 minutes to complete. Electronic reminders will be sent to participants who have not completed these surveys within a week.

Study Design




Inner Engineering Intervention


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre
United States




Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-12-12T01:30:59-0500

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