Dr R Nagarathna, MBBS, MD, FRCP, is one of the pioneers in the field of Yoga therapy. She is Dean, Division of yoga and life sciences and chief consultant at Arogyadhama, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (S-VYASA). Dr Nagarathna has over 80 publications in national and international journals to her credit and has 11 books on series of yoga for different ailments published. She has been felicitated with numerous awards such as the: Patanjali Award” (2000) for contributions in the field of yoga by Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy, Ministry of health and family welfare, Government of India. Her stellar role in the growth of SVYASA and Yoga in the country has been widely recognised.