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  About the Society

Kaivalyadhama was founded in 1924 by Swami Kuvalayananda and is, today, one of the oldest and foremost scientific yoga research institutes in the world. Inspired by his Guru, Sri Madhavadasji, a master of yoga, coupled with his own innate desire to bridge the gap between the physical and psycho-spiritual aspect of yoga, Swami Kuvalayananda was led down the path of a spiritual journey. This journey ultimately manifested in the founding of Kaivalyadhama, which has built itself on Swami Kuvalayananda's legacy and mission to bring together traditional yoga with modern science. A great visionary in his own right, Swami Kuvalayanandaji, felt that yoga had the ability to positively transform and heal all ailments of a person's life. Building on the wisdom, knowledge and foundation that Swami Kuvalayananda established, Kaivalyadhama has become a place of spirituality and life transformation for thousands of people that hail from different countries and cultures.

Kaivalyadhama Shreeman Madhav Yoga Mandir Samiti had been registered under the Bombay public trust act, 1950 (Bom. XXIX of 1950), at the Public Trusts Registration Office, Poona vide registration number F-158 dated 3rd April 1954, and as a Society under Society Registration Act XXI of 1860, vide registration number 1283 dated 13th March 1944. The institute works under the guidance of the Advisory Board and the Governing body. The policy decisions are executed through Chairman and Secretary. The society/trust receives Grant-in-Aid for research and training from Ministry of HRD, Government of India. Yoga Mimamsa (YM) is the official journal of Kaivalyadhama since 1924.
The website is https://kdham.com/

  About the Journal

Yoga Mīmāṃsā (YM), the Semiannual  publication of Kaivalyadhama (www.kdham.com), is the oldest (since 1924) peer-reviewed multi-disciplinary research journal on yoga. YM is now available as a print + online journal, and allows free access (open-access) to its full-text in HTML and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.

The journal is now included in the UGC-CARE list Group I

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  Scope of the journal

Yoga Mimamsa publishes scientific and philosophico-literary research articles in Yoga and allied disciplines. In the scientific section, YM features articles related to fundamental research in Yoga pertaining to but not limited to physiological, psychological, biochemical aspects of Yogic practices. The same section also features articles in the applied and therapy area covering preventive health care, complementary and alternative methods to medicine, holistic health and overall well-being through Yogic practices. YM also maintains an interdisciplinary approach in the scientific section and aims at a novel interface of Yoga with varied disciplines like Electrophysiology, Quantum physics, Bio-mechanics, Cognitive neuroscience, Aviation Science, Radiology, Contemplative Sciences, Management, etc. The philosophico-literary section features articles related to the theoretical underpinnings of Yoga embedded in ancient Sanskrit texts. It also focuses on publication of unpublished Yogic manuscripts as well as articles dedicated to fundamental research on Yogic concepts with reference to various commentaries. Articles which combine philosophical wisdom with modern scientific knowledge and research methods are also greatly encouraged.

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