David Shannahoff-Khalsa

David Shannahoff-Khalsa’s scientific publications include three clinical trials showing the efficacy of Kundalini Yoga meditation techniques for treating those with OCD. His basic science also provides a new perspective for the rhythmic nature of psychophysiological states and how to self-regulate these states. In this webinar, David will provide insight into how the two cerebral hemispheres alternate in dominance with an “hourly-like” rhythm that is tightly coupled to the nasal cycle, during both waking and sleep. This rhythm plays a critical role in our behavior, attitudes, cognitive skill performances, desires, metabolism, emotions, drives, sexual functions, eating habits, ability to fall asleep, neuroendocrine activity, immune functions, cardiovascular functions, and the temporal nature and variance of the severity of psychiatric disorders. He will also review his three clinical trials demonstrating how Kundalini Yoga can be used to effectively treat OCD.