University of St Mary, USA
Anand Shetty is a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of St. Mary. He is also the Co-Director of Research in the department. Currently he teaches anatomy, exercise physiology, and a series of research courses. He received his Doctoral degree in Physical Education from the University of Northern Colorado. He has published and presented numerous articles on obesity, pranayama, yoga, hunger control, and a frequent invited speaker on obesity and nutrition. He has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience. He invites researchers to submit their scientific endeavors in the area of yoga, pranayama, weight control, nutrition, and physical therapy interventions to the Journal of Yoga and Physical Therapy. It is a great way to contribute and share knowledge to the world and community the importance of Yoga in physical therapy interventions in treatments and prevention of diseases.
Pranayama/breathing exercises on health.
My research with Teens proved that pranayama can help with obesity and control hunger. This is one way to control increased caloric consumption. Pranayama increases oxygen supply to the system that invigorates the whole body to energize. I strongly believe that Yogic practice should not be limited by religion/race/origin of individuals because human body has similar energy pathways irrespective of social differences.
Erik J Groessl
Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
University of California, USA
Dr. Groessl is an Associate Professor in the UCSD Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and is a Principal Investigator in the VA San Diego Health Services Research and Development unit. He received his Clinical Psychology PhD in 1999 from the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program with a specialization in behavioral medicine/ health psychology. He has served as Center Director of the UCSD Health Services Research Center since 1999.
Dr. Groessl conducts research on yoga interventions and measurement and on other topics in integrative medicine. Currently, he is conducting a 4-year VA-funded randomized trial studying the benefits of yoga for veterans with chronic low back pain. He serves as a site-PI on an NIH R01 that will develop a measurement tool for quantifying the various components of yoga interventions. He also recently conducted a pilot study of yoga for sedentary older adults.