About Us

PranaScience was founded in 2017 by Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian. Dr. Sundar is a faculty member at the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Medical University of South Carolina. His research focuses on cancer biology, radiation therapy, and yoga. PranaScience believes in evidence-based methodologies to understand Pranayama and has the following three main goals:


Discover the mechanism of actions of Pranayama:

Dr. Sundar recently published a collection of 37 Pranayama exercises encompassing traditional, modified, and novel practices. While mechanisms for some of them are known through scientific research, there is a lot to be studied about these individual exercises.

Design and test Pranayama modules for specific conditions:

Dr. Sundar designs, conducts research, and teaches Pranayama exercises for numerous target groups. Such areas include cancer, employee wellness, scleroderma, aging, mental health, and mindful eating.

Dissemination of the practice

PranaScience believes in sharing the knowledge to create a world with peace and justice for all. Through academic courses, publications, and programs, PranaScience has been teaching the science and methodologies of breathwork.

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