Research Officer (Psychology), Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute
Dr. Praseeda Menon is currently working with the Scientific Research Department, Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavala, as Research Officer in Psychology. She completed her Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology from University of Pune. Her work at Kaivalyadhama involves unearthing the potency of holistic methods of healing and well-being, especially, yoga, as well as, approaches from Buddhism, Ayurveda etc. through inter-disciplinary scientific research. Additionally, she handles editorial and other publishing responsibilities of Kaivalyadhama's 91-year old research journal, Yoga Mīmāṃsā. She also teaches at the G. S. College of Yoga & Cultural Synthesis, Kaivalyadhama, and is a member of its Board of Studies.
When personalised for intellectually disabled (ID) children according to their needs and capacities, yoga could become an important means for their self-development and rehabilitation, helping them and their family to live better, fuller and more meaningful lives. The findings of a recent study support this hypothesis.