Yogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani was born to the world famous Yoga team of Yogamaharishi Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri Guru Maharaj and Puduvai Kalaimamani, Yogamani, Yogacharini, Smt. Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani and has written 23 books and presented 20 DVDs on Yoga. He has had more than a hundred scientific papers, scientific abstracts and compilations on Yoga research published. Yoga for him is not just the performance of a few Asanas or Pranayamas but is a means for evolution of the human mind in to further states of consciousness and awareness.Dr. Ananda is Chairman of the International Centre for Yoga Education and Research (ICYER) an internationally acclaimed Yoga Institute established as Ananda Ashram in 1968. He is also Chairman of Yoganjali Natyalayam, a world famous Institute of Yoga, Bharat Natyam, and Carnatic Music established in Pondicherry in 1993. He is at present, Deputy Director of the Center for Yoga Therapy, Education and Research (CYTER) at MGMCRI, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University, Pondicherry.
Dr Ananda is currently Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the CCRYN, Ministry of AYUSH, Govt of India as well as the Expert Committee of AYUSH for Celebration of International Yoga Day and Yoga & Diabetes Program. He is also member of the Executive Council of the Indian Yoga Association (www.yogaiya.in) and Board of Directors of the Council for Yoga Accreditation International (www.cyai.org).
His videos are available at https://www.youtube.com/user/yognat2001 and https://www.youtube.com/user/CYTER2010
His research papers and other articles are available for download from https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ananda_Bhavanani