Yoga Research Foundation (YRF)

If one learns to ignore the past, forgets about future ambitions and concentrates on improving oneself in the present moment, one’s life will change drastically. Life is not in the past nor in the future; it is eternally in the present. Such life can be found through yoga, because yoga awakens the eternal present.

Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati

From 5th to 28th February, Swami Nirmalananda and Sannyasi Vasundhara visited BHEL, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, with the purpose of post-data collection, scoring and data entry for the research project which was carried out at Jawaharlal Nehru School in collaboration with BHEL. The research began in July 2015 and the final yoga classes were held end January 2016. The project concluded in February 2016 and involved approximately 125 students of Standard VIII.


2015–16 saw the first volume of Yoga Research Foundation publications as the four original YRF journals which were published from 1989–1990 were compiled in book format. This is the first in a series of publications dedicated to present past and future research of YRF.