NICY has weekly academic program every Friday for all staff and students working in the center. As a part of this program, students and research staff present seminars on topics covering different areas from yogic concepts to research methodology. Also, Journal Clubs are held to review the  work of other research groups. Guest lectures are also held regularly where speakers from other departments as well as outside NIMHANS are also invited to share their knowledge. Following are some of the topics discussed at the Friday academics program, with links provided to access the presentation document.


Date Title Category PDF of slides
15.05.2020Yoga and its effect on HRV in Psychiatric disordersSeminarLink
08.05.2020Biomechanics of YogaSeminarlink
06.04.2020Yoga for Stress ManagementSeminarLink
13.03.2020Concept of Vishada (Depression)SeminarLink
06.03.2020Concept of Unmada in Ayurveda (Psychosis)SeminarLink
07.02.2020Role of Yoga in Pain DisordersSeminarLink
21.01.2020Introduction to UpanishadsSeminarlink
17.01.2020Pharmacology of Ayurveda: Medhya DravyaSeminarlink
10.01.2020Behavioral and psychophysiological effects of a Yoga intervention on high risk Adolescents: A Randomized control trialJournal Clublink
20.12.2019 How Yoga Changes Your BrainJournal Clublink
06.12.2019 Understanding Anxiety Disorder from Ayurveda perspectiveSeminarlink
22.11.2019 Psychometric Analysis of TrigunasJournal ClubLink
15.11.2019 WellnessSeminarlink
08.11.2019 Acceptability of a mindfulness intervention for depressive symptoms among African American women in a community health center A qualitative studyJournal Club link
11.10.2019 Five week yin yoga based interventions decreased plasma adrenomedullin and increased psychological health in stressed adults A randomised controlled trialJournal Club link
04.10.2019 Concept of Self in SchizophreniaSeminar
13.09.2019 Cellular Markers of Yoga Seminar link
06.09.2019 Neurobiology of Yoga in De-Addiction Seminar link
23.08.2019 Treating major depression with yoga: A prospective, randomized, controlled pilot trial Seminar link
12.07.2019  Introduction to PanchakarmaSeminar link
05.07.2019 Definitions of Yoga as per scriptures and Misconceptions & Contra-indicationsSeminar link
14.06.2019 Creativity in yogaSeminar link
07.06.2019 Yoga for Anxiety Disorder A Systematic review and meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled TrialsJournal Club
24.05.2019 Moral Stories in UpanishadsSeminar link
17.05.2019 Therapeutics of Traditional Healing MethodsSeminar
10.05.2019Asana Seminar

Yoga for stress management