Meet your go-to expert in Pranayama,

Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian

Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian is a cell biology researcher and the founder of PranaScience Institute. He has completed extensive research on yogic breath’s effect on human biology, and he is a certified yoga therapist. Through his pioneer research, Dr. Sundar has made significant discoveries about the benefits of Pranayama breathwork. Through PranaYama classes he is sharing his discoveries to help others share in their benefits.

Dr. Sundar grew up in Tamilnadu, India, in a traditional Siddha medicine practicing family. He learned Pranayama, yoga postures, meditation, and Kirtan practices at a very young age. He now combines this traditional wisdom with his scientific research training to make these practices accessible to all.

Dr. Sundar is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and the Integral Yoga Teachers Association; he was also a speaker at TEDx Charleston 2015. Dr. Sundar is passionate about making these teachings available to a global audience.

Why Pranayama

Improves Sleep Quality

Reduces High Blood Pressure

Increase Mindfulness

Cognitive Performance

Improves Sleep Quality

Cognitive Performance

Reduces High Blood Pressure

Increase Mindfulness

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What people say about us
  • Your talk was “inspire”ational!  The joy that you manifest in your life, research and teaching is wonderfully obvious.  I have many ideas racing through my head about the applications of yogic breathing in cardiovascular disease.

    Inspired
    inspire”ational
  • (About the PranaScience book) I’ve enjoyed reading and rereading it.  I’ve also suggested your book on the syllabus of my Meditation Utilizing Pranayama Breathing Techniques that I teach at the Adult School of Montclair.

    Leslie Moschini
    Enjoyed Reading
  • …a pioneer in the area of research combining Pranayama and salivary stimulation, discovered that Yogic breathing promotes salivary secretion; this encompasses factors that are important for our healthy living

    Ginny Provost
    CeliaRoberts.com
  • Not only are we seeing it in our own bodies, there’s scientific research to back it up! Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian has been conducting studies to document how yogic breathing can affect health conditions, to include Scleroderma. The results are fascinating.

    Lori Pierce
    YogaForScleroderma.com
  • Applying the translation of one of Thirumoolar’s writings to his yoga breathing practice, it launched the idea for his groundbreaking study of yoga stimulated salivary biochemicals and how they affect human health.

    Evolution Breath Work
    evolutionbreathwork.com
  • Your seminar made such difference in regular clientele.

    Brandon
    Bikram Yoga
  • Having read your book, Pranascience, I am more impressed than ever with your work and studies.

    Robert Rollings
    MD. Cardivascular Surgeon
  • Thank you so much for the fantastic workshop. I enjoyed learning from you. I do want to follow up with your ideas for student nurses.

    Helen Taggart, PhD
    RN. Professor
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Upcoming Events

24Sep

Pranayama Teacher Training

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

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Looking for breast cancer survivors who have completed radiation in the past six months to join our research study! We are looking at a mobile app’s effectiveness in reducing treatment symptoms and supporting overall health. Learn more about participation by clicking the link below. This study involves using a mindfulness and breathing exercise app in breast cancer survivors that completed radiation treatment within the past six months. Its purpose is to evaluate the use of the app’s effectiveness in reducing treatment symptoms and supporting overall health by measuring patient-reported outcomes and biomarker changes. Here is a summary of what you can expect from being in the study:

Looking for breast cancer survivors who have completed radiation in the past six months to join our research study! We are looking at a mobile app’s effectiveness in reducing treatment symptoms and supporting overall health. Learn more about participation by clicking the link below. This study involves using a mindfulness and breathing exercise app in breast cancer survivors that completed radiation treatment within the past six months. Its purpose is to evaluate the use of the app’s effectiveness in reducing treatment symptoms and supporting overall health by measuring patient-reported outcomes and biomarker changes. Here is a summary of what you can expect from being in the study:

Participants will meet one on one with the study team to learn about the exercise and the app. All sessions can occur virtually. The aim is to perform 3 10-minute exercise sessions each weekday for 12 weeks. However, a participant can do more or less depending on their comfort level. Participants also will be given information about other participants within their group and will have the option to carry out the exercises with other group members or practice alone. Study particpates must reside in the United States.

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  • Ready to take your pranayama practice to the next level? Join Dr Sundar Balasubramanian for Pranayama Teacher Training starting this Saturday. This is an IAYT-certified, 100 hour course. For more information or to sign up visit tiny.cc/PranayamaTraining We hope to see you there! 

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  • NEXT WEEK Pranayama Teacher Training starts! You can sign up now at tiny.cc/PranayamaTraining class starts on September 24th! 

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  • Join Dr Sundar Balasubramanian at the @muscwellnesscenter on September 23rd from 12:30-1:30pm for @lowvelo Lunch & Learn. Join online or in person (and receive a free lunch!) You can join by going to https://redcap.musc.edu/surveys/?s=T3DAWF7RYNCE8DRJ or by visiting the link in our bio! 

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  • Ready to take your pranayama practice to a whole new level? 

Dr Sundar Balasubramanian is now offering Pranayama Teacher Training and you can get $200 OFF if you sign up before September 10th!

Visit tiny.cc/PranayamaTraining for more info and to register. For questions, payment plans, and more, please email info@pranascience.com

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  • Join Dr Sundar Balasubramanian for our September Pranayama Workshop on September 15th via Zoom! This is a donation based workshop for all levels of pranayama practitioners. Sign up now at tiny.cc/SeptPranaWorkshop ✨

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  • Ready to get back to your breath?

Sign up now for morning pranayama with Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian weekdays at 5:30am EDT weekdays in September. Recordings available. Sign up now at tiny.cc/SeptPranaPractice 

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  • Sign up now for $200 off Pranayama Teacher Training and Breathwork Certification Program starting September 24th. This 17-week, 100-hr course will be taught by pioneer pranayama researcher and practitioner, Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian. PranaScience Institute and this course are both certified by the Iternational Association of Yoga Therapists. This class will be taught in English and  take place online via Zoom. Sign up now at tiny.cc/PranayamaTraining ! 

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  • Had a great trip to Norway. Hiked to the Vetti falls, took a road trip western Norway, enjoyed the scenic fjords, and had a fun time with the family! Needless to say, there were a few Pranayama workshops too! 
- Dr Sundar 

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