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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.

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Improves Sleep Quality

Increase Mindfulness

Reduces High Blood Pressure

Cognitive Performance 


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The Power of Deep Breathing: 7 Techniques and Exercises

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Mind Your Breathing with Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian

As the pandemic hit the world, more and more people are interested in learning about breathing and its benefits. Dr.Read more “Mind Your Breathing with Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian”

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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:

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.