Total years in practice: 9
I am a Yoga and Naturopathy physician involved in academic, research and clinical setting.
My work experience and research is listed below:
o As Asst. Director (Academics) – The School of Yoga and Naturopathic Medicine, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bengaluru from November 2017 till date.
o As Head, MD Program, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bengaluru from January 2017 till date.
o As Asst. Professor and Medical Officer at Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bengaluru, Bangalore since August 2013 till date.
o External Moderator for the School of Natural Medicine, Faculty of Community Medicine, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa from March 2017 till date.
o As Lecturer and Medical Officer at SDM College of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences, Ujire, Karnataka, from August 2011 till July2013.
o As Technical Consultant at the National Institute of Naturopathy (An Autonomous organization under Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India), Pune since August 2010 till August 2011.
o Yoga & Naturopathy Consultant at PRAYAS, Amravati from November 2009 till August 2010.
COMPLETED RESEARCH STUDIES
o Neurocognitive and Psychophysiological Changes following Yogic Breath Holding
o Effect of Yogic practices in occupational health and well-being
ACTIVE RESEARCH PROJECTS:
o Comparative analysis of efficacy of Yoga, Ayurveda and Naturopathy in management of Osteoarthritis of Knees
o Effect of Yoga & Naturopathic Treatment modalities in Metabolic Syndrome
PUBLICATIONS (Peer Reviewed Journals)
o Saoji, A.A., Raghavendra B. R., Madle K. & Manjunath. N.K. Additional practice of Yoga Breathing with Intermittent Breath Holding enhance psychological wellbeing in yoga practitioners: a randomized controlled trial. Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing [In Press]
o Saoji, A.A., Raghavendra B. R., & Manjunath. N.K. (2018). Immediate Effects of Yoga Breathing with Intermittent Breath Retention on the Autonomic and Cardiovascular Variables Amongst Healthy Volunteers. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 62 (1): 41-50.
o Saoji, A. A., Raghavendra, B., & Manjunath, N. K. (2018). Effects of Yogic Breath Regulation: A Narrative Review of Scientific Evidence. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaim.2017.07.008.
o Saoji, A.A., Raghavendra B. R., Rajesh. S. K., & Manjunath. N.K. (2018). Immediate Effects of Yoga Breathing with Intermittent Breath Holding on Response Inhibition Amongst Healthy Volunteers. International Journal of Yoga, 11(2), 99-104.