Remember those yoga classes where all you had to do was to spread a mat and become a glorious but awkward ballerina?
And that one breathing exercise which would sometimes blow out your own snot?
Yes, this one. The glorious Pranayama - the yogic exercise that helps control your breath.
And ab angrez ye bhi chura le gaye as they've rehashed it as 'cardiac coherence breathing'.
Scientific American recently published an article which stated that proper breathing brings can stabilise the heartbeat, eventually dampening anxiety.
Tell us something new.
Desi Twitter woke up from their deep slumber to rectify the blatant rehash.
Detailed description of the benefits of the 2500-year-old Indian technique of pranayama, dressed up in 21st c. scientific language as "cardiac coherence breathing"! It's taking the West a few millennia to learn what our ancients taught us millennia ago, but hey, you're welcome... https://t.co/LLltRZ3pP5— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) January 29, 2019
This alternate nostrils breathing called Nadi Shodhana is a 5000 years old Yoga science of ancient India which is still practiced today. It balances the major nadis Ida,Pingala,Sushumna & the subtle energy centers or chakras. You'll probably learn about it in another 5000 years.— Krishna Khandige🇮🇳 (@KKhandige) January 27, 2019
1. Steal knowledge from ancient cultures and native traditions2. Rename it and erase origins3. Claim it as your invention, attack native traditions as “superstition.”History of the West. These techniques come from yoga, developed over millennia of research in India.— Sankrant Sanu सानु (@sankrant) January 28, 2019
Ancient Indian Name - PranayamModern Scientific Name - Cardiac Coherence Breathing? Ancient Indian Name - Yoga NidraModern Scientific Name - Lucid-Dreaming?— Rohit Kumar Jha (@blackholesmerge) January 27, 2019
😅😅😅 #Pranayama - the Ancient yoga wisdom and a symbol of brahminical patriarchy in India is now being approved by scientific American as a anxiety dampener. West continues to copy Indian ancient wisdom and flaunts it as their brainwave— Antevasin🇮🇳 (@Antevasin10) January 28, 2019
Cardiac coherence breathing is the next turmeric latte 🙄 #pranayama— zibi (@zibijamal) January 29, 2019
In their defence, they did, however, mention Pranayama in their article.
Recommendations for how to modulate breathing and influence health and mind appeared centuries ago as well. 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.
Anyhow, we've been there, done that, and that too for thousands of years.