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Yoga researcher, post-doc. Course leader/Examiner for "Yogic exercises for different diseases" 7.5p (in Swedish) at Karolinska Institutet. Research supervisor.

Marian Papp

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Yoga researcher, post-doc. Course leader/Examiner for "Yogic exercises for different diseases" 7.5p (in Swedish) at Karolinska Institutet. Research supervisor.

About me

2 Submitted articles pending - see my publication list (below) about subjective parameters from 2 of my studies (sunsalutation project and astma/COPD project)

New project in planning stage about yogic exercises effect on balance ability and health in elderly inactive populations

If you are interested in the project please contact me

I am continously working on to improve the course "Yogic exercises for disease" 7.5 acedemic credits at Karolinska Institutet where I am the course leader and examinor. The course started 2017 and the next upcoming september 2019.



Research description

Investigated 3 different yogic interventions on cardiovascular health, cardiorespiratory fitness, physical function, respiration and experiences. Articles on subjective  health parameters as  percieived  health, stress,sleep, the most common symptoms and mental health is submitted (in both healthy and diseased participants).

Ongoing projecttitle: Effect of yogic exercises on objective and subjective health parameters/Effekter av yogaträning på objektiva och subjektiva hälsoparametrar

Main supervisor: Per Wändell                                                        

Startdate: 2013

The project is ongoing

Background:  PhD 2017. Subjective health data are submitted .

Aim: In rewiew 


Results: Increased dosage of yogic exercises is correlated with improved health as sleep and depression. Yogic exercises  compared to usual care (physical therapy as cycling and strength training) seem not to have any negative effects and similar effects on health as conventional treatment.

Publication list please see also pdf attatchment below


Effects of yogic exercises on functional capacity, lung function and quality of life in participants with obstructive pulmonary. Papp ME, Wändell PE, Lindfors P, Nygren-Bonnier M.. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2017 Jun;53(3):447-461. doi: 10.23736/S1973-9087.16.04374-4. Epub 2016 Nov 10.

Experiences of hatha yogic exercises among patients with obstructive pulmonary diseases: A qualitative study. Papp ME, Henriques M, Biguet G, Wändell PE, Nygren-Bonnier M. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2018 Oct;22(4):896-903. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2017.11.001. Epub 2017 Nov 8.

Effects of High-Intensity Hatha Yoga on Cardiovascular Fitness, Adipocytokines, and Apolipoproteins in Healthy Students: A Randomized Controlled Study. Papp ME, Lindfors P, Nygren-Bonnier M, Gullstrand L, Wändell PE. J Altern Complement Med. 2016 Jan;22(1):81-7.

Increased heart rate variability but no effect on blood pressure from 8 weeks of hatha yoga - a pilot study. Papp ME, Lindfors P, Storck N, Wändell PE.  BMC Res Notes. 2013 Feb 11;6:59


Teaching portfolio

Course leader/examinator for the course "Yogaträning som kompletterande behandling" 7.5 hp at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. 10 weeks part time. Starts every fall, next course starts september 2019

Course in "evidensebased yogic exercises" use as complementary treatment for Akademiskt primärvårdscentuem. Ongoing "network meetings"

Completed academic pedagogic course at KI (grundläggande högskolepedagogik)

Weekly yoga classes and workshops at Karolinska Institutet Health promotion department (for employees and students)



PhD 2017, Karolinska Institute (Sweden)

Post-doc at NVS, Karolinska Institute (Sweden)

Masters degree in Public Health, Karolinska Institutet (Sweden)

Internationally certified experienced Yoga teacher, Yoga therapist (C-IAYT, E-YT) (USA)

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