The Science of Pranayama
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About the Event
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 modern 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.
CEU's available for current yoga teachers through Yoga Alliance.