To bring together a community of practitioners, scientists, visionaries, mathematicians, philosophers, artists, educators, and other well-trained and deeply thoughtful people to develop yoga science for the common good. We are currently focused on producing a book-length description of yoga science, presenting yoga science in public forums, and establishing this website with the aim of creating here an open forum for collaborative critical enquiry.
- Director: Scott Virden Anderson MD (www.svamd.com)
- Secretary: Newcomb Greenleaf, PhD
- Treasurer: Susan Pottish
The Yoga Science Project was initiated by Scott Virden Anderson in 2007 with support from the Yoga Research & Education Foundation (YREF) and documented initially on his personal website. In early 2010, the board of YREF elected to change its name to the Yoga Science Foundation and to dedicate the organization to the development of yoga science.
This spiral portrays the meeting of the blue flow of yoga-awakened consciousness from the East encountering the red flow of scientific creativity from the West. Where they meet they spawn the yoga science vortex. It is patterned after Descartes’ logarithmic spiral based on the golden ratio, phi, and dubbed by Jacob Bernoulli the spira mirabilis. It depicts a vision of the “scale re-entrant fractal vortex” as the “end-on view” of all possible time scales. As such, it is a symbol for the totality of experience in any moment across all the sixty+ orders of magnitude of the All Time Spectrum.