Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian is a Cell Biology researcher and founder of PranaScience Institute. He is currently studying mechanisms involved in resistance to cancer therapy at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). He is also a Yoga Biology researcher. A pioneer in the area of research combining Pranayama and salivary stimulation, he discovered Yogic breathing promotes salivary secretion, and it contains factors that are important for our healthy living. Recently, his research work on breathing received a mention in the New York Times.

In 2019, the yoga research research chair is picking up a momentum was made possible by MUSC with a 500K pledge, the Tamil Chair Inc pledging for the same or more amount. The target is 2 million for this chair and we are seeking support. Please check out the events page for information on facebook fundraiser campaign and to donate.

Dr. Balasubramanian also released a chanting album in 2018 that is also linked in the events page.

About Dr. Sundar:

Growing up in Tamilnadu, India in a traditional Yoga and Siddha medicine practicing family background, Dr. Balasubramanian went to Swami Chitbhavananda's Vivekananda College in India where he further learned Yoga, Meditation, and Kirtan practices. He has been continuously learning from various Yoga Masters from the East and West. He is a member of International Association of Yoga Therapists, and the Integral Yoga Teachers Association, and a speaker at TEDx Charleston. He is the Director of the Yoga Studies Research Center of the Indian Medicine, Science and Culture Division (IMSCD) of the World Institute for Scientific Exploration (WISE). He has been traveling globally to speak and teach the richness of Yogic breathing as he understands through his research studies. 

Please get in touch if you would like to organize a Yogic breathing workshop by Dr. Balasubramanian through the contact page.