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Dr Sridhar Maddela

MHSc (Uni of Auckland) BNYS, PGDYN, Dip Phyt, ERYT-500

Research and Publications:

Independent Work

  1. Psyche of Parkinson’s Disease: A Yoga Perspective 2012
  2. An assessment of efficacy of selected Yogic and Naturopathic processes on ASTHMA 2002
  • Poster presentation at the 8th International Congress for Complementary Medicine Research (ICCMR), London in April 2013 “Thinking About Death: A Cause or Consequence of Parkinson’s Disease?  Insights From Yoga Philosophy”.
  • Co-researcher for an Oral Presentation at the 8th International Congress for Complementary Medicine Research (ICCMR), London in April 2013 “Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Practitioners and their untapped potential in reducing the burden of chronic disease: Mapping the Natural Health Landscape (MTNHL) Project”.
  • Published an article titled “Psychosomatic Associations in Mood & Anxiety Disorders” in Light on Ayurveda Journal Vol. XI, Issue 2, Winter 2012.
  • Presented research paper at Goodfellow Symposium 2012 “Psyche of Parkinson’s Disease: A Yoga Perspective”.
  • Published an article titled “Mind Unveiled – Cause of Disease Worth Knowing” in Light on Ayurveda Journal Vol. X, Issue 1, Fall 2011.
  • Poster presentation at 19th International Conference on Frontiers in Yoga Research and Applications at sVYASA, Bangaluru in December 2011 “Effect of Disease Trajectories on Cognitive Behavior”.
  • Poster presentation at 19th International Conference on Frontiers in Yoga Research and Applications at sVYASA, Bangaluru in December 2011 “Efficacy of Yoga in Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC), Initiated Green Prescription (GRx) Program”
  • Poster presentation at Yoga conference held by Patanjali Yogapeet, Haridwar, India titled “Yoga as Green Prescription (GRx); a recommendation for physical activity in prevention of common primary and secondary non-communicable diseases in New Zealand” in 2011.
  • Presented research paper at 18th International Conference on Frontiers in Yoga Research and Applications at sVYASA, Bangaluru in December 2009 with a theme Yoga and Diabetes – Underlying Mechanisms on Psyche of Disease in Type II Diabetes.
  • Presented Research papers in international seminar conducted by Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat in 2002.
  1. Rasayana Effect of Yogic and Naturopathic Processes with Special Reference to ASTHMA.
  2. Rasayana effect of Yogic and Naturopathic Processes with Special Reference to HYPERTENSION.
  • Actively supervised research activities at Maharishi Patanjali Institute for Yoga Naturopathy Education & Research, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat (1999 and 2003).
  1. Clinical Trials – 8 Trials
  2. Pilot Studies –12 Studies
  3. Lit-reviews –9 reviews

Peer Reviewer:

Light on Ayurveda Journal


 Dr Pooja Maddela 

B Nat & Yogic Sci, PG Dip Yoga & Nat, Dip Phty, E-RYT 500

Research Activities:

Actively participated in various research Projects

(a)  Clinical research projects – 5 Projects

(b)  Preliminary research projects –12 Projects

(c)  Literary research compilations –9 Projects

 Independent work:

Assessment of the effectiveness of selected yogic and naturopathic process on HYPERTENSION – Dr. POOJA MADDELA 2000 – 2001

Actively supervised (as co-guide) in clinical research projects of P.G.D.Y.N. Students M.P.I.Y.N.E.R. Gujarat Ayurvedic University, Jamnagar.

  1. An assessment of   effectiveness of Naturopathy and Yogic process on HYPERCHLORHYDRIA – Dr. GELOT ALKESH (1999 – 2000)
  2. An assessment of effectiveness of  Yogic process and Naturopathy on ACNE VULGARIS – Dr. FORAM  .P. RADHANPURA (1999 – 2000)
  3. An assessment of  effectiveness of Yogic and  naturopathic process in REDUCTION OF OBESITY Dr. RASHI GOYAL (1999 – 2000)
  4. An assessment of the effectiveness of Yogic and Naturopathic process on HYPERCHLORHYDRIA – Dr. DINESH  BHEDA (2001 – 2002)
  5. An assessment of the effectiveness of Yogic and Naturopathic process on OSTEOARTHRATIS – Dr. DHARAVITHALANI (2001 – 2002)

Actively supervised (as co-guide) in preliminary research projects diploma of yoga and naturopathy Students   M.P.I.Y.N.E.R. Gujarat Ayurvedic University, Jamnagar.

  1. An assessment of memory boosting effects of Dhyana and Music in cancer choosing student with Special reference of the students of standard 11th and 12th – DHIREN. N. SHUKLA 1999 – 2000.
  2. An assessment of the effectiveness of Meditation with and without Yogic purificatory processes on Healthy volunteers -ADVAIT. M. PATHAK.1999 – 2000.
  3. An assessment of effectiveness of Yogasanas on healthy young volunteers -APURV .S. KHILOSIYA. 1999 – 2000.
  4. An assessment of effectiveness of “SHOHAM” mantra in meditative asanas on healthy person – SIDDHARTH .N. PANDYA. 1999 – 2000.
  5. An assessment of effectiveness of Yogasana on healthy adolescent volunteers – KAUSHIK BAROT. 1999 – 2000.
  6. An assessment of effectiveness of meditative asana along with Mudra and positive music on healthy Volunteers – ANKITA. H. NOTANI. 1999 – 2000.
  7. An assessment of effectiveness of Raga Bilaval in meditative postures on healthy volunteers – SWAR. S. JOSHI. 1999 – 2000.
  8. Comparative analysis of certain concentrative processes with special reference to psycho-Analysis – PREMAL ACHARYA.1999 – 2000.
  9. A study on the effect of life-style and dietary planning of healthy individuals – RENU.H. NOTANI. 1999 – 2000.
  10. A Comparative study on the effect of scheduled GYM exercise and certain Yogic process on obese person – NIRMAL ARPITA. 1999 – 2000.
  11. Comparative study of wet compresses and dry compresses on healthy persons – CHHAYA. B. NIRMAL. 1999 – 2000.
  12. Comparative analysis of “Turia Avastha and Trance – RAJKUMAR SHARMA 1999 – 2000.

Actively supervised (as co-guide) in literary research compilation by students of Certificate of Yoga Education (C.Y.Ed.)   M.P.I.Y.N.E.R., Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar.

  1. Makarasan, Vrikhsasan, Patangasan -BALDANIA NIMIT 1999 – 2000.
  2. Gomukhasan,  Pvanmuktasan & Netikriyas – CHANDANI  PINKU 1999 – 2000.
  3. Matsyasan, Vajrasan & Bhramari – FULBARIA KOMAL 1999 – 2000.
  4. Mudras, Swastikasan & Bhujangasan – KOTHARI  JAMINI 1999 – 2000.
  5. Parvatasan, Setubandhasan & Bhastrika Pranayam – MANEK SEEMA 1999 – 2000.
  6. Shalabhasan, Tadasan & Shavasan – MODI NITA 1999 – 2000.
  7. Padahastasan, Ardhamatyendrasan & Anulome-Vilome Pranayam PATEL DHANANJAY 1999 – 2000.
  8. Suryanamaskars – SHUKLA NITU 1999 – 2000.
  9. Ustrasan, Sarvangasan & Jalaneti – TANNA SHITAL 1999 – 2000.

Research papers/Abstracts

Following are presented in Conferences

  1. Rasayana effects of Yogic and Naturopathic processes with special reference to HYPERTENSION – Dr POOJA MADDELA, Dr SRIDHAR MADDELA, Dr A. A. BHATT, Dr H. G. NOTANI- Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat.
  2. Rasayana effects of Yogic and Naturopathic process with special reference to ASTHMA – Dr. SRIDHAR MADDELA, Dr POOJA MADDELA, Dr. A. A. BHATT, and Dr. H.G.NOTANI- Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat.
  3. Subtle Yogic Energies and Diabetes (Endothelial dysfunction in type II diabetes)- Dr POOJA MADDELA – SVYASA University, Bangalore, India.
  4. Yoga as therapy and therapeutic Yoga; Primary and secondary prevention potential of Yoga application in urban disease burden- Dr POOJA MADDELA- Arogyadhama, India.
  5. Impact of formal Yoga education in the management of lifestyle among the students studying in New Zealand- Dr