Treatment of chronic primary sleep-onset insomnia with Kundalini Yoga.
A randomized controlled trial with active sleep hygiene comparison
Treatment of chronic primary sleep-onset insomnia with Kundalini Yoga: a randomized controlled trial with active sleep hygiene comparison
Dr. Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D., KRI’s Director of Research, and Michael R. Goldstein, PhD have published this study of Kundalini Yoga for chronic insomnia in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine or JCSM.
The Kundalini Yoga that was studied was a daily practice of 3 different 1 to 3 min pranayams followed by at least 11min of Shabad Kriya. Participants practice this daily for 8 weeks. Participants were randomly assigned to either this Kundalini Yoga practice or to a control group. Results were compared both immediately after the 8-week intervention, and again 6 months later.
The results showed improvements in sleep with the Kundalini Yoga practitioners to be “medium-to-large effect sizes,” and a majority of the yoga group essentially eliminated their insomnia (achieved clinical remission).