Full text of author Sundar Balasubramanian’s talk: The Science of Yogic Breathing at TEDxCharleston conference. In this talk, he explains what breathing does give and do to your body. He says a deep breath relaxes and creates significant beneficial changes in physiologically relevant biomarkers.
Best quote from this talk:
‘Mind is a monkey. It’s not a normal monkey. It’s a drunken monkey, stung by a scorpion!’
Listen to the MP3 Audio here: The Science of Yogic Breathing by Sundar Balasubramanian
Sundar Balasubramanian – Radiation oncology researcher
I’m a Cell Biologist trying to study Ancient Science, using modern biological techniques.
You may be laughing if I ask you how many of you are breathing. I certainly hope you all are.
But do we really pay attention to how we breathe? Do we know how to regulate our breathing?
Because regulated breathing has a lot of health benefits. There are so many ways to regulate breathing. Yogic breathing or pranayama is just one of them.
If you all could join me for one long humming! Please sit up and take a nice deep breath. Fill your tummy. Fill your chest and Hum!
Isn’t it wonderful!
Now you learnt one yogic breathing technique and you are one step closer to your better health. By the end of this talk, I will convince you that yogic breathing is good for health.
I’m from India, from the state called Tamil Nadu. We speak a language called Tamil. Tamil is also an ancient culture and civilization. We practice a natural medicine called Siddha medicine. I was born in a small village called Karambakkudi.