Kushalappa Gowda N.


  • MSc (Area): Yogic Science
  • yogaavishkar@gmail.com

I have completed MSc in Yogic sciences with specialization in Yoga therapy at 2006 from Mangalore University, MSW with specialization Medical and psychiatry from  Mangalore University at 2012 and M.Phil (2014) from Hampi University. Currently, I’m pursuing PhD from Yenepoya (Deemed to be University) under the mentorship of Guide Dr.Yashodhar P. Bandhary and Co-guide Dr. Irfan and Dr.Udayakumara K. Title of my PhD project is “Biochemical and Immunological Assessment of Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) undergoing Yoga therapy”.


  • Junior Research Fellow and Doctoral Researcher (2018-till date)- Yenepoya Research Centre, Yenepoya (Deemed to be University), Mangaluru, India
  • Yoga therapist (2006-till date) – Avishkar Yoga Center, Mangaluru

Research Interest/Area

Yoga therapy, Pulmonary, COPD, Biochemical, Immunological


Yoga is eternal knowledge given by the rich heritage of the saints of India to the world. Its popularity has spread over thousands of years by practice. By implementing the appropriate method of practice in yoga, one can successfully accomplish his ambition. Today, the practical and scientific practice of the yoga has gained recognition all over the world. COPD involve defective alveolar fibrinolysis and apoptosis of ATII cells. We are unaware of any prior studies that address how increased PAI-1 inhibits neutrophil efferocytosis and induce ATII cell apoptosis in COPD patient exposed to either tobacco smoke or other environmental conditions. In the present proposal, IL-17A-mediated p53 cross-talk with the uPA-fibrinolytic system will show how inflammatory markers play an important role in the pathogenesis of the disease and how they are interlinked with the uPA- a fibrinolytic system in doing so. This strategy will help in finding effective target molecules involved in COPD. Yoga therapy may help in the better treatment for COPD. Yoga therapy induces humans to lead a natural life with the help of practice or habits of performing yoga asanas, Pranayamas, etc, regularly.