I must acknowledge the brilliance, dedication, and compassion of my Pulmonary, ICU and Sleep Medicine colleagues: Drs. Woodrow Weiss, Richard Schwartzstein, Steven Weinberger and Robert Thomas. A deep gratitude to my research associate, J. Andrew Taylor PHD, who has emphasized the value and instilled the need for continued critical research into the time-tested traditions of Pranayama.

The breathers

I remain inspired by fellow practitioners and friends whom I have taught Meditation, Asana and Pranayama. They have challenged my curiosity in unimaginable ways and have made me a better doctor, listener, and yoga instructor.

Amit Anand, M.D.