American Academy For Yoga in Medicine

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The Impact of Slow Breathing Techniques on Stress Reduction

A pioneering study published in Complementary Therapies in Medicine (May 2023 issue) titled “Slow breathing for reducing stress: The effect of extending exhale” examines the impact of different slow breathing techniques on stress reduction. This important research, funded by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health and supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, researches into whether varying breath ratios during slow breathing have differential effects on psychological and physiological stress in healthy adults.

Diabetes Decoded: A Revolutionary Approach for Diabetes Management

The aroma of your substantial dinner still lingered, indicating its heartiness, yet there’s often a small allowance for dessert. Taking a break from your preferred television program, you ventured to the balcony, your chosen spot for storing sweets. Preferring the natural coolness over refrigeration, which you felt altered their taste, you located the box of confections sent by your cousin, concealed under old garments for insulation. Unwrapping the box, an old pamphlet from a health camp you attended last summer fell out, reigniting your curiosity. It bore a striking message: “Did you know? Diabetes claims 1.5 million lives each year.”


Dr. Indranill Basu-Ray is a Cardiac Electrophysiologist and a Professor of Cardiology and Public Health based in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He is the Founder and Chairman of the American Academy for Yoga in Medicine.
Imagine a world where the air we breathe is as clear as the mountain spring, where each breath enriches our body with life-giving oxygen without the invisible taint of pollutants. Unfortunately, for many, this is a distant dream. The reality is that the air enveloping our cities is a cocktail of invisible enemies, with air pollution standing as a significant modern health hazard that affects the heart- our life’s engine.