The new collaboration with Charutar Arogya Mandal (CAM), Karamsad, Gujarat gained momentum in the first half of 2019. Swami Nirmalananda and Sannyasi Vasundhara visited Charutar Arogya Mandal from 27th until 31st May, with the purpose of bringing about further clarity in the conceptual and operational aspects of the proposed study. Taking forward the pilot study that was run in September 2018, a trial run was conducted on Swami Nirmalananda and Sannyasi Vasundhara, as more experienced practitioners of yogic practices.
The results of the pilot study have raised several questions which require resolution before the project can be taken forward. Both Charutar Arogya Mandal and YRF are committed to the project and are jointly working towards solutions for a fruitful outcome.
In 2015, a joint project between Yoga Publications Trust and Yoga Research Foundation was undertaken, to publish all research that has been conducted by YRF in its over thirty years of establishment. The fourth volume in this set of books called ‘Applications of Yoga’ was released in 2019 and concentrates on research conducted between the period of 2000 and 2009.