“We breath every day and rarely are conscious of it, but did you know deep breathing can be a healing practice?”
Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian is a cell biology researcher at the Medical University of South Carolina who studies mechanisms involved in resistance to cancer therapy. He is also a practicing yogi, yoga biology researcher and founder of Prana Science Institute. His book PranaScience: Decoding Yogic Breathing explains his research and personal journey through the practice of yoga breathing.
You can hear about it in person when you join Cultivate in celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday, October 14 with a free community dinner the Science and Art of Breath (sponsored by Holy Cow Yoga and Destiny Community Cafe). Enjoy delicious food and good company while learning how deep breathing techniques benefit the immune and nervous systems in our bodies. Participants will draw inspiration from mandalas as they practice the art of relaxing through repeated patterns and everyone will get to take home their own colorful, geometric art creations.
“Destiny Cafe is one of our favorite venues. Community and science and art come together in a special way. People always leave with new friends and new perspectives.” Says Bobbie Lyon, founder of Cultivate.
The event runs from 6-8pm and will feature a short science presentation, art creation, community conversations and family-style dinner.
Destiny Community Cafe is a community cafe with no prices on the menu where customers donate to pay for their meal. You can volunteer to earn your meal, pay the suggested price, $10 or less, or you can overpay — paying it forward for a future patron’s meal.
Cultivate provides social opportunities for people to explore their own artistic talents while learning how science sheds light on the world, the individual and our community.
For more information about the Science and Art of Breath event, click here or follow @CultivateSciArt on Facebook.