US article faces flak from Indians after calling Pranayama '
A recent article in US medical journal Scientific American titled ‘Proper Breathing Brings Better Health’ is going viral in India for the wrong reasons.

In a tweet by journal sharing the article wrote, “Cardiac coherence breathing exercises can stabilise the heartbeat and have a powerful ability to dampen anxiety” with a picture showing what we as Indians know better as the yoga technique ‘Pranayama’.

The tweet renaming one of the most popular yoga routine drew flak with many Indians including Parliamentarian Shashi Tharoor; criticising the use of western term to define something originated in India and claiming the tweet as “cultural appropriation” and sheer "ignorance".

The article focussed on various breathing techniques and mentions “Pranayama (“breath retention”) yoga was the first doctrine to build a theory around respiratory control, holding that controlled breathing was a way to increase longevity.” The article does mention how pranayama is viewed by Chinese and Indians as a vital principle in life.

Here are some interesting tweets that clearly shows how Indian twitter users spared no time in claiming what is theirs!


Read more here: https://indianexpress.com/article/trending/trending-in-india/its-called-pranayama-scientific-american-draw-flak-online-for-calling-it-cardiac-coherence-breathing-5559393/
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Dr. L●●●●h r●y
Dr. L●●●●h r●y Microbiology
Well so long as we have ' Shashi Tharoor' batting for India, we need not worry about anything... 😂😂
Jan 30, 2019Like3
Dr. D●●●●k T●●●●●i
Dr. D●●●●k T●●●●●i Cardiology
Knowledge and implementation of Intellectual property rights is important now! :D
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Dr. N●●●●a G●●●a
Dr. N●●●●a G●●●a Obstetrics and Gynaecology
The word ' Pranayam' speaks volume, its the initiation and sustenance of life,giving credit to the achievment and not to the achiever,vital knowledge should not be seen through a window of copyrights.Scientific knowledge should always be progressive
Feb 9, 2019Like