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Yogacharya Ananda Balayoga Bhavanani looks at how yoga therapy can be used to address breathing disorders including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma and COPD. He covers how the breath and emotions are linked and how when we focus on the present moment and synchronize and integrate breath pattern with coordinated smooth body movements, we can change our experience.

About Ananda:

Yogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani MBBS, ADY, DPC, DSM, PGDFH, PGDY, FIAY, MD (Alt.Med), C-IAYT, DSc (Yoga); is Director of the Centre for Yoga Therapy Education and Research (CYTER), and Professor of Yoga Therapy at the Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University, Pondicherry (www.sbvu.ac.in).

A recipient of the coveted DSc in Yoga from SVYASA Yoga University in January 2019, he is also Chairman of the International Centre for Yoga Education and Research at Ananda Ashram, Pondicherry, India (www.icyer.com) and Yoganjali Natyalayam, the premier institute of Yoga and Carnatic Music and Bharatanatyam in Pondicherry (www.rishiculture.in). He is son and successor of the internationally acclaimed Yoga team of Yogamaharishi Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri Guru Maharaj and Yogacharini Kalaimamani Ammaji, Smt Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani.

He is a Gold Medallist in Medical Studies (MBBS) with postgraduate diplomas in both Family Health (PGDFH) as well as Yoga (PGDY) and the Advanced Diploma in Yoga under his illustrious parents in 1991-93. A Fellow of the Indian Academy of Yoga, he has authored 19 DVDs and 23 books on Yoga as well as published more than two hundred and fifty papers, compilations and abstracts on Yoga and Yoga research in National and International Journals. His literary works have more than 1600 Citations, with an h-Index of 19 and an i10-Index of 33.