Workshops/Specials im November


 

Science of Pranayama Workshop

by

Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian

Pranascience.com

 

*Science of Pranayama      Friday 7-9 pm 

*Chanting IS Pranayama         Saturday 2.30-4.30 pm

 

Prize: Each session 45€

 

 

Pranayama focus: Employee wellness, Resilience, Stress management, Aging, Cancer, Scleroderma, Student wellness, Sports preparedness, Memory 

 

Description of Science of Pranayama workshop (2 hours)

Pranayama is one of the key practices within the Yoga discipline. In addition to Asanas and Meditation, Pranayama is gaining increasing importance in the Western world. The availability of ancient literature and modern scientific evidence is sparse on this subtopic of Yoga. Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian is a pioneer in the area of salivary biomarkers combining Pranayama practice. He has been researching techniques related to Pranayama from the ancient and unique Siddha tradition. He has published scientific research papers and book on Thirumanthiram, written by Saint Thirumoolar. This workshop consisting of both theoretical and practical components is unique in combining ancient wisdom with science based on his first hand research. The attendees will be able to 

 

  1. Get acquainted with the ancient literary excerpts on Pranayama. 

  2. Get to practice key exercises from both the Pranayama tradition and new exercises designed by Dr. Sundar. 

  3. Understand the biological mechanisms of Pranayama. 

  4. Learn the clinical and social applications of Pranayama. 

 

This workshop will help anyone who is interested in the area of Pranayama. Participants can learn easy Pranayama techniques to relieve day to day stress. Patients and caregivers dealing with chronic illnesses could use Pranayama as a way to symptom management. 

 

Description of Chanting IS Pranayama workshop (2 hours)

Chanting/Kirtan is one of the key practices within the Yoga discipline. This is the combination of breathing regulation and vocalization. Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian is a pioneer in the area of salivary biomarkers combining Pranayama practice. He has been researching techniques related to Pranayama from the ancient and unique Siddha tradition. He has published scientific research papers and book on Thirumanthiram, written by Saint Thirumoolar. This workshop consisting of both theoretical and practical components related to Pranayama and chanting is unique in combining ancient wisdom with modern science based on his first hand research. The attendees will be able to 

 

  1. Get acquainted with the ancient literary excerpts on Chanting. 

  2. Get to practice key chanting methods from both the Pranayama tradition and new ones discovered by Dr. Sundar. 

  3. Understand the biological mechanisms of chanting. 

  4. Learn the clinical and social applications of chanting. 

 

This workshop will help anyone who is interested in the area of Pranayama and chanting and kirtan. Participants can learn easy chanting techniques to relieve day to day stress and improve breathing. Patients and caregivers dealing with chronic illnesses could use chanting as a way to symptom management. 

 

 

Workshop Requirements: Open to any level. No large meal in the past 2 hours (helps with breathing better, rather than a full tummy!); seating can be on half-mat, chair, or any comfortable sitting position; No need for mat or Yoga apparels (we are not going to do whole body stretches!); drink adequate water; no electronic recording of the session.

 

Fees/Tuition: 45€ each workshop, you can book them together or separately

 

 

 

Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian – Telephone: 1-843-864-7787, Email: sundara@gmail.com, info@pranascience.com, Website: PranaScience.com

 

Popular Links about the Presenter

TEDx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIfwbEvXtwo

Discover Magazine: http://discovermagazine.com/2019/apr/take-a-deep-breath

NPR Podcast: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/406770135/health-focus

 

 

 

Presenter’s Bio

 

Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian is a Cell Biology researcher currently studying cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in resistance to cancer therapy at the Medical University of South Carolina, USA. He is also a Yoga Biology researcher, and is the Founder and Director of PranaScience Institute. Sundar’s Yoga research has provided scientific evidence how Yoga breathing practices could promote wellbeing in health and disease. His first book is “PranaScience: Decoding Yoga Breathing”, and his latest book is “Mind Your Breathing: The Yogi’s Handbook with 37 Pranayama Exercises”. His recent audio album is “Chanting IsPranayama”. He was a speaker at TEDx Charleston 2015, and his video is among the most popular in the field (1 million+ views). This JC Bose Memorial Awardee’s work is well publicized through Discover magazine, New York Times, Huffington Post, National Public Radio, and other popular media. His website is: PranaScience.com, and his books and audio are widely available online including at Amazon.com.  

 

 

Sundar grew up in Tamilnadu, India in a traditional Yoga and Siddha medicine practicing family background; and obtained his bachelor’s degree from Swami Chitbhavananda's Vivekananda Gurukula College in India where he deepened his Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, and Kirtan practices. He has been conducting workshops and giving talks on the scientific aspects of Pranayama globally. He is a member of International Association of Yoga Therapists, and the Integral Yoga Teachers Association, and he is an IAYT certified Yoga therapist (C-IAYT). He is the Founder Director of Yoga Education Trust in India, and an adjunct faculty at the Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India and Siddha Vetha Center for Transdisciplinary Studies in New Jersey, USA. 

 

Short Bio: 

Sundar Balasubramanian is an award winning Pranayama researcher, teacher, author, and the Founder and Director of PranaScience Institute. His first discovery of connecting Pranayama and salivary biomarkers, and utilizing Pranayama for clinical conditions make him a true pioneer in the field. He teaches the science of Pranayama by traveling around the world, through webinars, teacher trainings, and workshops.