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  International Journal of Yoga

International Journal of Yoga (ISSN # 0973-6131), is a multidisciplinary Semiannual scientific Yoga journal, dedicated to Yoga research and applications. The journal is an official publication of the Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (a Deemed University) recognized by the Ministry of Human Resource Development through UGC, Government of India, New Delhi, India. This journal is published by Medknow Publications, Mumbai, India.

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  Scope of the Journal

International Journal of Yoga (IJOY), is a multidisciplinary semiannual scientific Yoga journal, dedicated to Yoga research and applications. It publishes original research articles, review articles, short communications, case reports related to Yoga.

Fields of particular interest to the journal include, but are not limited to:

  • Health benefits of yoga: efficacy as well as mechanism trials
  • Psychophysiological effects of Yoga
  • Meditation and neurocognitive changes
  • Meditation and neuroimaging, cerebral blood flow changes
  • Breath regulation and its health benefits, physiological impact on body
  • Cellular and molecular mechanisms of Yoga
  • Yoga and performance, perception, learning & cognition
  • Yoga and neural plasticity, neural regulation, autonomic changes
  • Yoga and metabolic changes
  • Yoga and ageing
  • Subtle energy fields
  • Consciousness

  Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana

One of the premier Yoga institutions in India. Established in 1975, the institute completed its silver Jubilee in the year 2000. It has been recognized as the Scientific and Industrial Research Organization [SIRO-since 1988] by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India, New Delhi. Over the years SVYASA has achieved several milestones, the major one being the Deemed University status [since 2002] given by the Government of India and another such milestone is the publication of the International Journal of Yoga. The website of the institution ( is one of the most visited Yoga sites in the world.

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