Sundar Balasubramanian is a Scientist at Medical University of South Carolina, where he applies his subject-matter expertise on cell biology to understand various disease conditions, including cancer. In addition, he is also a Yoga Biology researcher. He deploys cutting-edge scientific tools to unlock the benefits of pranayamam, as well as to promote the well-being. His first-of-its-kind research work exploring the stimulation and detection of salivary proteins in response to yoga breathing – pranayamam – has carved a niche in molecular and cell biology. His research discoveries have been published in highly reputed scientific journals, and he is a frequently invited speaker.
Sundar was born in Karambakkudi – Pudukkottai District, Tamilnadu, India – in a family that has been practicing Yoga and Siddha medicine for multiple generations. At a young age, he learnt and perfected various Asanas, Pranayamam, Meditation and Kirtan, and also demonstrated its benefits to the community. After successfully defending his PhD dissertation in Biochemistry, he accepted a fellowship in the United States to further advance his research.
Sundar is a member of several accredited Yoga associations, including the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and the Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA). In addition, he is one of the very few IAYT-certified Yoga therapists specialized in Pranayamam. Sundar regularly conducts workshops and training sessions worldwide to spread his knowledge on Yoga breathing.
Sundar lives in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina (USA) with his wife Janaki and children Masilan, Nelli and Vetri. He is a passionate and voracious reader, who avidly researches about the works of Sithars from a molecular biologist’s vantage point.
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this seminal work, Sundar Balasubramanian has documented the scientific basis
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importance of salivary biochemicals for a long healthy life.