He is multi-linguist and recipient of several awards at state and national levels, and considers Sri Ramakrishna and Vivekananda are his inspirations. He was a NASA Research Associate and Consultant at Harvard University before his interests turned to full time involvement in human engineering and the search for ultimate reality. A teacher and a researcher par excellence, Dr H R Nagendra, Chancellor, S-VYASA, Bangalore & President, Hindu University of America, Orlando, FL, USA has devoted over 30 years of his life to teaching, research, consultancy and training in stress management and yoga practices, health management with yoga therapy and management of SVYASA institution. He has to his credit nearly 35 books in Yoga and has authored and co-authored 70 research papers. He speaks to Shruti Prabhakar about commercialization of Yoga and steps taken to standardize the science in the country.