The science behind Yogic Breathing: breath like a Leader! Experience with Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian, cell biology researcher


Breath is life. Good breathing begets good life. Calm and composed breathing steadies the mind and brings more clarity into thoughts and actions.

Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian, cell biology researcher at the Medical University of South Carolina, USA and a yoga biology researcher, founder of pranascience.com institute, based on his research, explained the importance of ‘Yogic breathing’ to the participants of the Live summit, “HOW TO BRING MORE CONSCIOUSNESS TO THE ECONOMY?” on the 17th September 2020.

Aware and conscious leadership is the answer to most of the issues facing the humanity and Athena Wisdom Institute AG have been at the forefront to develop Inclusive leadership programs. The full-day Live summit was focused on developing consciousness among the Business leaders who would strive to create Conscious Economy.

Dr. Sundar introduced to the participants the ancient science of Yogic breathing. His research has proved beyond any doubt that yogic breathing is not only good for physical health, but it also helps develop equanimity of mind. Proper breathing sharpens the intellect, creativity, empathy and focus. It develops a sense of oneness with other living beings on the planet, and this leads to universal brotherhood and inclusiveness.

These are the qualities that make a business leader more conscious and contributive to the development of an inclusive and conscious economy.

During his very informative and engaging lecture, Dr. Sundar conducted three Yogic breathing exercises for the attendees. Just fifteen minutes of breathing exercises relaxed the attendees, and they could feel more receptive and involved.

Dr. Sundar stressed on taking a deep and complete breath by engaging the diaphragm and belly. This, he said, signals and initiates the brain into a higher realm of awareness. Dhirgaswasam (deep breath) brings clarity about yourself and others to promote peace.

Alternate nostril breathing or the Nadi shodhana balances the mind by synchronizing the left and right hemisphere of the brain. Serenity and calmness are the results of Nadi shodhana.

Stress the biggest challenge for the business leaders, can be released by practicing Brahmari breathing (Breath accompanied by a humming sound).

In the ancient Indian civilization, Yogic breathing was a natural practice interwoven into the culture and tradition.
True to the spirit and endeavor of Athena Wisdom Institute AG, Dr. Sundar, revived an ancient practice to equip the modern business leaders to engage in their profession with confidence and evolve a conscious and sustainable economy.