Shirley Anne Telles, Ph. D



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Shirley Anne Telles, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator, DST – CSI, Govt of India,

Honorary Professor, S-VYASA, Bengaluru

Director of Research,

Patanjali Research Foundation, Patanjali Yog Peeth, Haridwar,

S-VYASA University, # 19, Eknath Bhavan,

Gavipuram Circle, K. G. Nagar, Bangalore - 560 019, India

Cell phone: +91 9845146984 email: shirleytelles@gmail.com


Education

Institution

Degree

Grade

Field of Study

National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore University

Ph.D.

(1992)


Not applicable

Neurophysiology

NIMHANS, Bangalore University

M.Phil.

Distinction

Neurophysiology

Goa Medical College, Goa.

Bombay University



M.B., B.S.

First Class

Medicine and Surgery



Positions

  • Director of Research, Patanjali Research Foundation, Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar, India, 2007 – current.

  • Principal Investigator, Indian Council of Medical Research Center for Advanced Research in Yoga and Neurophysiology, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation, Bangalore, India, 2007 – 2012.

  • Director of Research, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation, Bangalore, India, December 2009 – March 2010.

  • Joint Director of Research, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation, Bangalore, India, 2005 – 2009.

  • Assistant Director of Research, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation, Bangalore, India, 1992 – 2004.

  • Senior Research Fellow, Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi, India, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India, 1991 – 1992.

Funded Projects as Principal Investigator

  • Principal Investigator of a project entitled: “Mapping neurophysiological, neurochemical and cerebral blood flow changes in attentional processes related to yoga” for the period 2010 – 2012 funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, New Delhi (on-going).

  • Principal investigator of a project entitled: “Neurophysiological Correlates of Phases of Wakefulness and Sleep in Meditators” for the period 2007-2012 funded by the Indian Council of medical Research (ICMR), Govt. of India, New Delhi (on-going).

  • Principal investigator of a project entitled: “Cognitive Changes following Specific Yoga Breathing Practices” for the period 2007 to 2009 funded by the Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi.

  • Principal investigator of a project entitled “Yoga for computer-related health problems”, for the period 2003 – 2005 funded by the Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi.

  • Principal investigator of a project entitled: “Uni-nostril yoga breathing and obesity: A study of efficacy and mechanisms”, for the period 2000 - 2002 funded by the Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi.

  • Awarded an infrastructural grant under the DST-FIST scheme from Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (2001).

  • Principal investigator of a project entitled: “Use of Ayurveda and Yoga in the promotion of positive health in a geriatric population”, for the period 1999 - 2000 funded by the Department of Indian Systems of Medicine & Homeopathy, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India,” New Delhi.

  • Collaborative investigator of a two year project entitled: “Effect of yoga on human visual performance as relevant to aviation”, for the period of 1998-2000 funded by the Ministry of Defense, Government of India, New Delhi. Collaborating Department: Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.


Professional service

Editorial board Reviewer for the following journals:



  1. World Journal of Neurology (WJN)

  2. Clinical Neurophysiology

  3. Journal of Health Psychology

  4. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica

  5. Journal of Psychosomatic Research

  6. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

  7. Biomed Central

  8. Psychophysiology

  9. International Journal of Psyhophysiology

  10. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

  11. Medical Science Monitor.

  12. Perceptual and Motor Skills

  13. Psychological Reports

  14. Yoga Mimamsa

  15. Journal of Postgraduate Medicine

  16. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology

  17. Indian Journal of Medical Sciences

  18. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology


Publications

Note: Author for correspondence underlined.



  1. Telles, S., Singh, N., and Balkrishna A. (2012). Managing mental health disorders resulting from trauma through yoga: a review. Depression Research and Treatment. [In Press]

  2. Telles. S., Singh. N., Yadav. A., and Balkrishna. A. (2012). Effect of yoga on different aspects of mental health. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology. [In press]

  3. Telles, S., Raghavendra, B. R., Naveen, K. V., Manjunath, N. K., Kumar, S., and Subramanya P. (2012). Changes in autonomic variables following two meditative states described in yoga texts. Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine, [In press].

  4. Telles, S., Raghavendra, B. R., Naveen, K. V., Manjunath, N. K., and Subramanya P. (2012). Physiological effects of two meditative states described in yoga texts. Clinical EEG and Neuroscience, [In press].

  5. Telles, S., Singh, N., and Balkrishna, A. (2012). Finger dexterity and visual discrimination following two yoga breathing practices. International Journal of Yoga, 5(1): 37- 4.

  6. Telles, S., and Singh, N. (2011). Optical topography recording of cortical activity during high frequency yoga breathing and breath awareness. Medical Science Monitor, 17(12):CR692-697.

  7. Singh, N., and Telles, S. (2011). Awareness about bibliographic databases among students of Ayurveda and qualified Ayurveda practitioners. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, [In Press].

  8. Telles, S., Gaur, V., Sharma, S. and Balkrishna, A. (2011). Attitude of conventional and CAM physicians towards CAM in India. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 17(11):1069-73.

  9. Telles, S., Naveen, K.V., Kumar, N., and Balkrishna, A. (2011). The effect of yoga on neuroticism in an Indian population varies with sociodemographic factors. Journal of Cultural Diversity, [In Press].

  10. Telles, S., Balkrishna, A. and Maharana, K. (2011). Effect of yoga and ayurveda on duchenne muscular dystrophy. Indian Journal of Palliative Care, 17(2): 169-170.

  11. Telles, S., and Singh, N. (2011). High frequency yoga breathing increases energy expenditure from carbohydrates. Comment to: Assessement of sleep pattern, energy expenditure, circadian rhythms of skin temperature in patients with acute coronary syndrome Hadil Al Otair, Mustafa Al-shamiri, Mohammed Bahobail, Munir M. Sharif, Ahmed S. BaHammam Med Sci Monit, 2011; 17(7): CR397-403]. Medical Science Monitor, 17(9):LE7-8.

  12. Telles, S., Maharana, K., Balrana, B. and Balkrishna, A. (2011). Effects of high frequency yoga breathing called kapalabhati compared with breath awareness on the degree of optical illusion perceived. Psychological Reports, 112(3): 981-990.

  13. Telles, S. (2011). Alternative Dentistry: Ayurveda and oral health. In: R. Saini, and S. Saini. (eds.) Dental horizons: essentials of oral health. Hyderabad: Paras Medical Publisher, pp. 10-12.

  14. Telles, S. and Raghavendra, B.R. (2011). Neurophysiological changes in meditation correlated with descriptions from the ancient texts. Biofeedback, 39(2): 56-59.

  15. Telles, S., Naveen, K. V., Gaur. V., and Balkrishna, A. (2011). Effect of one week of yoga on function and severity in rheumatoid arthritis. Biomed Central Research Notes, 4:118.

  16. Telles, S., Singh, N., and Balkrishna, A. (2011). Heart rate variability changes during high frequency yoga breathing and breath awareness. Biopsychosocial Medicine, 5: 4.

  17. Telles, S., and Naveen, K.V. (2011). The status of yoga research in India. In: P.C. Leung. (ed.) Healthy aging: annals of traditional chinese medicine – Vol 4. 5, Hong Kong: World Scientific Publishing Co. pp. 245-254.

  18. Telles, S., Naveen, K.V., and Balkrishna, A. (2010). Meditation and attention: a comment on a recent article. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 111(3): 918-920.

  19. Telles, S. (2010). Responses to the comments made by David S. Shannahoff-Khalsa [IJPP 2009; 53(1): 102-104] on the short communication “Immediate effects of right and left nostril breathing on verbal and spatial memory scores” [IJPP 2008; 52: 197-200]. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 54(2): 186.

  20. Telles, S., and Balkrishna, A. (2010). Yoga and diet change influence renal functions in the obese. Medical Science Monitor, 16(10): LE15.

  21. Telles, S. (2010). A theory of disease from ancient yoga texts. [Comment to: Vithoulkas, G., and Carlino, S. The continuum of a unified theory of diseases. Medical Science Monitor, 16 (2): SR 7-15]. Medical Science Monitor, 16(6): LE9.

  22. Kumar, S., Nagendra, H., Manjunath N., Naveen K., and Telles, S. (2010). Meditation on OM: relevance from ancient texts and contemporary science. International Journal of Yoga, 3(1): 2-5.

  23. Telles, S., Singh, N., Joshi, M, and Balkrishna, A. (2010). Post traumatic stress symptoms and heart rate variability in Bihar flood survivors following yoga: a randomized controlled study. Biomed Central Psychiatry, 10:18.

  24. Telles, S., Naveen, V. K., and Balkrishna, A. (2010). Serum leptin, cholesterol and blood glucose levels in diabetics following a yoga and diet change program Comment to: Statins and beta-cell function Lei Qian, Lihong Xu, Yi Lin, Yongde Peng. Medical Science Monitor, 16(3):LE4-5.

  25. Telles, S., Naveen, K.V., Balkrishna, A., and Kumar, S. (2010). Short term health impact of a yoga and diet change program on obesity. Medical Science Monitor, 16(1):CR35-40.

  26. Patra S., and Telles S. (2010). Heart rate variability during sleep following the practice of cyclic meditation and supine rest. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 35(2): 135-140.

  27. Telles, S., Gaur, V., and Balkrishna, A. (2009). Effect of a yoga practice session and a yoga theory session on state anxiety. Psychological Reports, 109(3): 924-930.

  28. Kumar, S., and Telles, S. (2009). Meditative states based on yoga texts and their effects on performance of a cancellation task. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 109(3): 679-689.

  29. Subramanya, P., and Telles, S. (2009). Performance in psychomotor tasks following two yoga based relaxation techniques. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 109(2): 563-576.

  30. Telles, S. (2009). Practicing yoga postures possibly increases relaxation and reduces anxiety. Comment to: Formulations of dietary supplements and herbal extracts for relaxation and anxiolytic action: Relarian, Benjamin S. Weeks, Medical Science Monitor, 15(11): RA256-262.], Medical Science Monitor, 15(12):LE9.

  31. Telles, S., Singh, N., and Joshi, M (2009). Risk of posttraumatic stress disorder and depression in survivors of the Bihar floods. Indian Journal of Medical Sciences, 63(8): 330-334.

  32. Subramanya, P., and Telles, S. (2009). Effect of two yoga-based relaxation techniques on memory scores and state anxiety. Biopsychosocial Medicine, 3:8.

  33. Subramanya, P., and Telles, S. (2009). Changes in middle latency auditory evoked potentials following two yoga based relaxation techniques. Clinical EEG and Neuroscience, 40(3): 190-195.

  34. Subramanya, P., Manjunath, N. K., and Telles, S. (2009). Effect of yoga on tasks for manual and tweezer dexterity. Journal of Indian Psychology, 27(1&2): 9-12.

  35. Singh, N., and Telles, S. (2009). Heart rate variability and state anxiety in hypertensives and diabetes after one week of yoga. Journal of Indian Psychology, 27(1&2): 13-20.

  36. Patra, S. and Telles, S. (2009). Positive impact of cyclic meditation on subsequent sleep. Medical Science Monitor, 15(7): CR375-81.

  37. Telles, S., Naveen, K.V and Balakrishna, A. (2009). Use of Ayurveda in promoting dental health and preventing dental caries. Indian Journal of Dental Research, 20(2): 246.

  38. Joshi, M. and Telles, S. (2009). A nonrandomized non-naïve, comparative study of the effects of kapalabhati and breath awareness on event- related potentials in trained yoga practitioners. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 15(3): 281-285.

  39. Joshi, M. and Telles, S. (2009). Effect of four voluntary regulated yoga breathing techniques on grip strength. Perceptual & Motor Skills, 108(3): 775-781.

  40. Telles, S., Dash, M. and Naveen, K.V. (2009). Effect of yoga on musculoskeletal discomfort and motor functions in professional computer users. Work, 33(3): 297-306.

  41. Naveen K. Visweswaraiah and Telles, S. (2009). Indian medicine in the management of GERD. Alternative and Complimentary Therapies, 15(1): 32-33.

  42. Telles, S., and Naveen , K.V. (2008). Voluntary breath regulation in yoga: Its relevance and physiological effects. Biofeedback, 36(2):70-73.

  43. Telles, S., Raghuraj, P., Arankalle, D. and Naveen, K.V. (2008). Immediate effect of high-frequency yoga breathing on attention. Indian Journal of Medical Sciences, 62(1): 20-22.

  44. Telles, S., Patra, S., Montesoo, S., and Naveen, K.V. (2008). Effect of yoga on somatic indicators of stress in healthy volunteers. Journal of Indian Psychology, 26(1&2): 52-57.

  45. Joshi, M., and Telles, S. (2008). Immediate effects of right and left nostril breathing on verbal and spatial scores. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 52(2):197-200.

  46. Rao, R. M., Telles, S., Nagendra, H. R., Nagarathna, R., Gopinath, K., Srinath, S., and Chandrashekara, C. (2008). Effects of yoga on natural killer cell counts in early breast cancer patients undergoing conventional treatment. Comment to: recreational music-making modulates natural killer cell activity, cytokines, and mood states in corporate employees Masatada Wachi, Masahiro Koyama, Masanori Utsuyama, Barry B. Bittman, Masanobu Kitagawa, Katsuiku Hirokawa Medical Science Monitor. 13(2): CR57-70], Medical Science Monitor 14(2):LE3-4

  47. Raghuraj, P. and Telles, S. (2008). Immediate effect of specific nostril manipulating yoga breathing practices on autonomic and respiratory variables. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 33(2):65-75.

  48. Chatterjee, S., Chowdhary, N., Pednekar, S., Cohen, A., Andrew, G., Araya, R., Simon, G., King, M., Kerkwood, B., Weiss, H., Verdeli, H., Clougherty, K., Telles, S. and Patel, V. (2008). Integrating evidence based treatments for common mental disorders in routine primary care: feasibility and acceptability of the MANAS intervention in Goa, India. World Psychiatry, 7(1): 39-46.

  49. Krishnamurthy, M. and Telles, S. (2007). Effect of yoga and an ayurveda preparation on gait, and mobility in older persons. Medical Science Monitor, 13(12): LE 19-20.

  50. Telles, S. Shreevidya, N. and Naveen K.V. (2007). A comparison of the bilateral elbow joint position in yoga and non-yoga practitioners. Journal of Indian Psychology, 25: 1-5.

  51. Padmasri, G. and Telles, S. (2007). Frontalis EMG amplitude during relaxation changes during yoga relaxation based on initial levels. Journal of Indian Psychology, 25: 16-23.

  52. Telles S, Puttige, R. and Kalkuni Visweswaraiah, N. (2007). An Ayurvedic basis for using honey to treat herpes. Medical Science Monitor. 13(11): LE17-17.

  53. Telles, S., Naveen, K.V. and Dash, M. (2007). Yoga reduces symptoms of distress in tsunami survivors in the Andaman Islands. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 4(4): 503-509.

  54. Telles, S., Raghuraj, P., Maharana, S. and Nagendra H.R. (2007). Immediate effect of three breathing techniques on performance in a letter cancellation task. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 104(3 Pt2):1289-1296.

  55. Krishnamurthy, M.N. and Telles, S. (2007). Assessing depression following two ancient Indian interventions: effects of yoga and ayurveda on older adults in a residential home. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 33(2): 17-23.

  56. Sarang, S.P and Telles, S. (2007). Immediate effect of two yoga-based relaxation techniques on performance in a letter cancellation task. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 105(2): 379-385.

  57. Telles, S., Dash, M., Manjunath, N.K., Deginal, R. and Naveen, K.V. (2007). Effect of yoga on visual perception and visual strain. Journal of Modern Optics, 54(9): 1379-1383.

  58. Manjunath, N.K. and Telles, S. (2006). Pulmonary functions following yoga in a community dwelling geriatric population in India. Journal of Indian Psychology, 24(1): 17-25.

  59. Manjunath, N.K. and Telles, S. (2006). Therapeutic application of a cold chest pack in bronchial asthma. World journal of medical science, 1(1): 18-20.

  60. Naveen, K.V. and Telles, S. (2006). Psychophysiological effects of colored light used in healing. World Journal of Medical Science, 1(1): 21-23.

  61. Sarang, S.P and Telles, S. (2006). Cyclic meditation – a moving meditation –reduces energy expenditure more than supine rest. Journal of Indian Psychology, 24(2): 44-51.

  62. Telles, S., and Naveen, K.V. (2006). Effect of yoga on somatic indicators of distress in professional computer users. Medical Science Monitor, 12(10): LE 21-22.

  63. Sarang, S.P., and Telles, S. (2006). Changes in P300 following two yoga relaxation techniques. International Journal of Neuroscience 116(12): 1419-1430.

  64. Telles, S. and Visweswaraiah, N.K. (2006). Comments to: Health realization/Innate health: Can a quiet mind and a positive feeling state be accessible over the lifespan without stress-relief techniques? Medical Science Monitor, 12(6): 13.

  65. Telles, S. Naveen, K.V., Dash, M., Deginal, R. and Manjunath N.K. (2006). Effect of yoga on self-rated visual discomfort in computer users. Head and face Medicine 3 (2): 46.

  66. Sarang, P.S. and Telles, S. (2006). Oxygen consumption and respiration during and after two yoga relaxation techniques. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 31(2):143-153.

  67. Sarang, P., and Telles, S. (2006). Changes in heart rate variability during and after two yoga based relaxation techniques. International Journal of Stress Management, 13(4): 460-475.

  68. Telles, S. Dash, M. and Naveen, K.V. (2006). Emotional impact following the tsunami in endogenous people and mainland settlers in the Andaman islands. Indian Journal of Medical Sciences, 60(2):70-71.

  69. Telles, S., Raghuraj, P., Ghosh, A. and Nagendra, H.R. (2006). Effect of yoga on performance in a mirror tracing task. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 50 (2): 187-190.

  70. Telles, S. (2005). Oriental approaches to masculine and feminine subtle energy principles. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 100(2): 292-294.

  71. Manjunath, N.K. and Telles, S. (2005). Influence of yoga and ayurveda on self rated sleep in a geriatric population. Indian Journal of Medical Research, 121(5): 683-690.

  72. Telles, S., Mohapatra, R.S. and Naveen, K.V. (2005). Heart rate variability spectrum during Vipassana mindfulness meditation. Journal of Indian Psychology, 23(2): 1-5.

  73. Raghuraj, P. and Telles, S. (2004). Right uninostril yoga breathing influences ipsilateral components of middle latency auditory evoked potentials. Neurological Sciences, 25(5): 274-280.

  74. Telles, S., Joshi, M., Dash, M., Raghuraj, P., Naveen, K.V. and Nagendra, H.R. (2004). An evaluation of the ability to voluntarily reduce the heart rate after a month of yoga practice. Integrative Physiological & Behavioral Science, 39(2): 119-125.

  75. Telles, S., Deginal, R. and Hutchappa, L. (2004). Awareness of computer use related health risks in software companies in Bangalore. Indian Journal of Medical Sciences, 58(5): 212-3.

  76. Manjunath, N.K. and Telles, S. (2004). Spatial and verbal memory test scores following yoga and fine arts camps for school children. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 48(3): 353-356.

  77. Telles, S. and Naveen, K.V. (2004). Changes in middle latency auditory evoked potentials during meditation. Psychological Reports, 94(2): 398-400.

  78. Visweswaraiah, N.K and Telles, S. (2004). Randomized trial of yoga as a complementary therapy for pulmonary tuberculosis. Respirology, 9(1): 96-101.

  79. Naveen, K.V. and Telles, S. (2003). Yoga and psychosis: risks and therapeutic potential. Journal of Indian Psychology, 21(1): 34-37.

  80. Raghuraj, P. and Telles, S. (2003). A randomized trial comparing the effects of yoga and physical activity programs on depth perception in school children. Journal of Indian Psychology, 21(2): 54-60.

  81. Naveen, K.V. and Telles, S. (2003). Sensory perception during sleep and meditation: common features and differences. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 96(3 Pt 1): 810-811.

  82. Raghuraj, P. and Telles, S. (2003). Effect of yoga-based and forced uninostril breathing on the autonomic nervous system. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 96: 79-80.

  83. Manjunath, N.K. and Telles, S. (2003). Effect of sirsasan (head stand) practice on autonomic and respiratory variables. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 47(1): 34-42.

  84. Raghuraj, P. and Telles, S. (2002). Improvement in spatial and temporal measures of visual perception following yoga training. Journal of Indian Psychology, 20(1): 23-31.

  85. Telles, S. and Vani, R. (2002). Reduction in Voluntary pulse rate reduction achieved following yoga training. International Journal of Stress Management, 9(3): 236-239.

  86. Vempati, R. P. and Telles, S. (2002). Yoga-based guided relaxation reduces sympathetic activity in subjects based on baseline levels. Psychological Reports, 90(2): 487-494.

  87. Manjunath, N. K. and Telles, S. (2001). Improved performance in the Tower of London Test following yoga. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 45(3): 351- 354.

  88. Dash, M. and Telles, S. (2001). Improvement in hand grip strength in normal volunteers and rheumatoid arthritis patients following yoga training. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 45(3): 355-360.

  89. Telles, S., Reddy, S.K. and Nagendra, H.R. (2000). Oxygen consumption and respiration following two yoga relaxation techniques. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 25(4): 221-227.

  90. Telles, S., Ramaprabhu, V. and Reddy, S.K. (2000). Effect of yoga training on maze learning. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 44(2): 197-201.

  91. Vempati, R. P. and Telles, S. (2000). Baseline occupational stress levels and physiological responses to a two day stress management program. Journal of Indian Psychology, 18 (1 & 2): 33-37.

  92. Telles, S. and Srinivas, R.B. (1999). Autonomic and respiratory measures in children with impaired vision following yoga and physical activity programs. International Journal of Rehabilitation and Health, 4(2): 117-122.

  93. Naveen, K.V., Nagendra, H.R., Telles, S. and Garner, C. (1999). Transcranial Doppler studies of middle cerebral artery blood flow following different test conditions. Neurology India, 47(3): 249.

  94. Manjunath, N.K. and Telles, S. (1999). Factors influencing changes in tweezer dexterity scores following yoga training. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 43(2): 225-229.

  95. Naveen, K.V. and Telles, S. (1999). Sudomotor sympathetic hypofunction in Down’s syndrome. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 43(4): 463-466.

  96. Dash, M. and Telles, S. (1999). Yoga training and motor speed based on a finger tapping task. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 43(4): 458-462.

  97. Manjunath, N.K. and Telles, S. (1999). Improvement in visual perceptual sensitivity in children following yoga training. Journal of Indian Psychology, 17 (2): 41-45.

  98. Vempati, R.P. and Telles, S. (1999). Yoga based relaxation versus supine rest: a study of oxygen consumption, breath rate and volume & autonomic measures. Journal of Indian Psychology, 17(2): 46-52.

  99. Jain, R., Nagarathna, R., Nagendra, H.R., and Telles, S. (1999). Effect of ‘pranic’ healing in chronic musculoskeletal pain – a single blind control study. International Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 17(8), 14-17.

  100. Manjunath, N.K., Srinivasa, R., Nirmala, K.S., Nagendra, H.R., Kumar, A. and Telles, S. (1998). Shorter latencies of middle latency auditory evoked potentials in congenitally blind compared to normal sighted subjects. International Journal of Neuroscience, 95(3-4): 173-181.

  101. Naveen, K.V., Srinivas, R., Nirmala, K.S., Nagarathna, R., Nagendra, H.R. and Telles, S. (1998). Differences between congenitally blind and normally sighted subjects in the P1 component of middle latency auditory evoked potentials. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 86(3Pt2): 1192-1194.

  102. Telles, S., Nagarathna, R. and Nagendra, H.R. (1998). Autonomic changes while mentally repeating two syllables – one meaningful and the other neutral. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 42(1): 57-63.

  103. Raghuraj, P., Ramakrishnan, A.G., Nagendra, H.R. and Telles, S. (1998). Effect of two selected yogic-breathing techniques on heart rate variability. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 42(4): 467-472.

  104. Telles, S., Narendran, S., Raghuraj, P. Nagarathna, R. and Nagendra, H.R. (1997). Comparison of changes in autonomic and respiratory parameters of girls after yoga and games at a community home. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 84(1): 251-257.

  105. Naveen, K.V., Nagarathna, R., Nagendra, H.R. and Telles, S. (1997). Yoga breathing through a particular nostril increases spatial memory scores without lateralized effects. Psychological Reports, 81(2): 555-561.

  106. Naveen, K.V., Srinivas, R.S., Nirmala, K.S., Nagendra, H.R. and Telles S. (1997). Middle latency auditory evoked potentials in congenitally blind and normal sighted subjects. International Journal of Neuroscience, 90(1-2): 105-111.

  107. Vani, P.R., Nagarathna, R., Nagendra, H.R. and Telles, S. (1997). Progressive increase in critical flicker fusion frequency following yoga training. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 41(1): 71-74.

  108. Raghuraj, P., Nagarathna, R., Nagendra, H.R. and Telles, S. (1997). Pranayama increases grip strength without lateralized effects. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 41(2): 129-133, cited in the European Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 7(5): 161.

  109. Telles, S., Nagarathna, R. Vani, P.R. and Nagendra, H.R. (1997). A combination of focusing and defocusing through yoga reduces optical illusion more than focusing alone. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 41(2): 179-182.

  110. Raghuraj, P. and Telles, S. (1997). Muscle power, dexterity skill and visual perception in community home girls trained yoga or sports and in regular school girls. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 41(4): 409-415.

  111. Telles, S. and Naveen, K.V. (1997). Yoga for rehabilitation: an overview. Indian Journal of Medical Sciences, 51(4): 123-127.

  112. Telles, S., Nagarathna, R. and Nagendra, H.R. (1996). Physiological measures during right nostril breathing. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 2(4): 479-484.

  113. Telles, S., Nagarathna, R. and Nagendra, H.R. (1995). Autonomic changes during ‘OM’ meditation. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 39(4): 418-420.

  114. Telles, S., Nagarathna, R. and Nagendra, H.R. (1995) Improvement in visual perception following yoga training. Journal of Indian Psychology, 13(1): 30-32.

  115. Telles, S., Nagarathna, R., Nagendra, H.R. and Desiraju, T. (1994). Alterations in auditory middle latency evoked potentials during meditation on a meaningful symbol - ‘OM’. International Journal of Neuroscience, 76(1-2): 87-93.

  116. Telles, S., Nagarathna, R. and Nagendra, H.R (1994). Breathing through a particular nostril can alter metabolism and autonomic activities. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 38(2): 133-137.

  117. Telles, S., Hanumanthaiah, B.H., Nagarathna, R. and Nagendra H.R (1994). Plasticity of motor control systems demonstrated by yoga training. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 38(2): 143-144.

  118. Telles, S., Hanumanthaiah, B., Nagarathna, R. and Nagendra H.R. (1993). Improvement in static motor performance following yogic training of school children. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 76: 1264-1266.

  119. Telles, S. and Desiraju, T. (1993). Autonomic changes in Brahmakumaris Raja yoga meditation. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 15(2): 147-152.

  120. Telles, S. and Desiraju, T. (1993). Recording of auditory middle latency evoked potentials during the practice of meditation with the syllable ‘OM’. Indian Journal of Medical Research, 98(B): 237-239.

  121. Telles, S., Nagarathna, R., Nagendra, H.R. and Desiraju, T. (1993). Physiological changes in sports teachers following 3 months of training in Yoga. Indian Journal of Medical Sciences, 47(10): 235-238.

  122. Telles, S., Joseph, C., Venkatesh, S. and Desiraju, T. (1992). Alteration of auditory middle latency evoked potentials during yogic consciously regulated breathing and attentive state of mind. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 14(3): 189-198.

  123. Telles, S. and Desiraju, T. (1992). Heart rate and respiratory changes accompanying yogic conditions of single thought and thoughtless states. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 36 (4): 293-294.

  124. Telles, S. and Desiraju, T. (1992). Heart rate alterations in different types of pranayamas. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 36 (4): 287-288.

  125. Telles, S. and Desiraju, T. (1991). Oxygen consumption during pranayamic type of very slow-rate breathing. Indian Journal of Medical Research, 94(B): 357-363.


Chapters in books/ Conference proceedings

  1. Telles, S., and Raghavendra, B. R. (2011). Yoga: Physiology and Applications in Therapy and Rehabilitation. In: Best & Practice Physiological Basis of Medical Practice, Philadelphia, U.S.A: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins [In Press].

  2. Telles, S. (2008). Yoga research in India. Monograph: A Status Report of Research in India. Published by C.S.I.R., Government of India.

  3. Telles, S. (2006). Yoga and rehabilitation: an overview. In: A.B. Taly, A. Srivastava, T. Murali, K.P.S. Nair, and B.M. Maheswarappa. (eds.) Regeneration, repair and rehabilitation: redefined. Bangalore; National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, pp. 107-110.

  4. Telles, S., and Raghuraj, P. (2004). Changes in perception following yoga practice. In: N. Bhattacharya, and B.H. Paudel. (eds.) Emerging concepts in yoga and lifestyle. Dharan, Nepal; B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, pp. 21-24.

  5. Telles, S., and Naveen, K.V. (2003). Therapeutic application of yoga. In: P.K. Bhattacharya. (ed.) Medicine Update-Vol. VII. Dibrugarh; The Association of Physicians of India-Assam State Chapter, pp.745-748.

  6. Telles, S. (2002). Neural plasticity in yoga. In: S. Menon, A. Sinha, and B.V. Sreekantan. (eds.) Science and Metaphysics - a discussion on Consciousness and Genetics. Bangalore; National Institute of Advanced Studies, pp.275-281.

  7. Naveen, K.V., Srinivas, R., Nagarathna, R., and Telles, S. (2000). Yoga for the rehabilitation of socially disadvantaged and visually impaired subjects. In: D. Majumdar, and W. Selvamurthy. (eds.) Advances in Ergonomics, Occupational Health, Safety and Environment. New Delhi: New Age International Publishers, pp. 204-208.

  8. Telles, S. & Nagarathna, R. (1994). Research on yoga. In: K.N. Sharma. (ed.) Physiological sciences in India: foundations and frontiers. New Delhi; Indian National Science Academy, pp.85-90.


Books published

    1. Telles, S. (1994). A Glimpse of the Human Body: Its’ structure and functions. Vivekananda Kendra Prakashan: Bangalore. ISBN No.81-87313-05-6.

    2. Nagendra, H.R. & Telles, S. (1994). Research Methods. Vivekananda Kendra Prakashan: Bangalore. ISBN No.81-8733-11-0.


Awards received

  1. Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (CCRYN), young scientist award; awarded in 2008.

  2. Award of USD 5000 from the John Templeton Foundation, USA, as one of 10 awards under a scheme “Creative Research Ideas in Neurobiology”, for an essay “Neurophysiology of Mental Emancipation” (January 2002).

  3. Fulbright award, 1998, for a project: “Response to external auditory stimuli during meditation: study of evoked potentials and fMRI”, at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA, August 1998 to February 1999.

  4. Indian Council of Medical Research young scientist award for “excellence in biomedical research” (Shakuntala Amir Chand Prize).

  5. Indian Science Congress Association young scientist award for research in Physiology.

  6. Recognized as a research guide for a Ph.D. program in Yoga and Allied Sciences at Bangalore University, Bangalore, India, since 1999. Currently 2 candidates completed their doctoral work. Thesis topics: (1) Psychophysiology of meditation including response to external stimuli, and (2) Psychophysiology of specific yoga breathing practices.

  7. Recognized as a guide for the Ph.D. program in Yoga at the University of Mysore, South India, since 1993.


Other academic distinctions

  1. Delivered invited lectures at: an international conference at Chinese Medical University, Hong Kong, 2009, Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research (SYTAR), LA, March 2009, the Federal University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2008; an international conference in Nagoya, Japan, 2006; at the Dept of Educational Psychology, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, U.S.A., 2005; Dept. of Health Psychology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, U.S.A., 2003; Bastyr University, Bothell, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., 1999; Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, U.S.A., 1998; and the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, U.S.A., 1997.

  2. Conducted a pilot study on `Transcranial Doppler studies in different physiological test conditions’, at the Stift Rottal Clinic for Neurological & Geriatric Rehabilitation, Griesbach im Rottal, Germany, May 1997.

  3. Participated in preparing the curriculum for two courses (i) Ph.D. in Yoga and Allied Sciences, (Faculty of Science, Bangalore University) and (ii) M.Sc. in “Mediation and Human Consciousness” (Faculty of Science, Bangalore University), as a member of the Board of Studies.

  4. Currently on the Project Evaluation Committee, Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.


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