Breath of Life
The Art of Living conducts several self-development and stress elimination programmes that empower people to face life’s challenges gracefully. These workshops equip the participants with skills and techniques that enhance the quality of their lives.
At the core of these unique programmes is the Sudarshan Kriya, a powerful revitalizing breathing technique gifted to the world by His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar after spending 10 days in deep contemplation and silence. The technique is proven to facilitate physical, mental, emotional and social well-being.
Through these programmes, the Art of Living has made available to the masses ancient practices that were kept exclusive. Meditation and other techniques which make the mind clam, focused and alert form part of these programmes.
The programmes also have a strong accent on fostering the collective values that bind human beings together.They are also found to engender a greater sense of belongingness as well as a feeling of responsibility towards humanity as a whole. These courses are one of the key factors in inspiring volunteers to initiate the multitude of service projects operating all over the world.
The Art of Living offers specific programmes to cater to every age group and section of society. The core programmes offered by the Art of Living include Art of Living Course Part I, Art of Living Course Part II, Breath-Water-Sound Programme or Nav Chetana Shibir, Youth Empowerment Seminar, Youth Empowerment Seminar +, ART Excel, Sahaj Samadhi Meditation, Sri Sri Yoga, and Divya Samaj Nirman. In addition, it also offers special courses that impart ancient wisdoms for practical and rational applications.
More than 100 million people worldwide have undergone the Art of Living workshops. The stories of transformation are mind-boggling, varying from physical and mental well-being to improvement in social relationships to positive changes in innate qualities.
Independent medical research has demonstrated significant benefits of these programmes. A study by All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, recorded significant increase in beta and alpha activities among Sudarshan Kriya practitioners, indicating a state of relaxed and heightened alertness. It’s also found that Sudarshan Kriya improves the blood cholesterol profile with significant drops in total cholesterol and LDL (harmful) cholesterol, as well as increases in HDL (beneficial) cholesterol.
This explains why the workshops taught by the Art of Living are such a rage the world over!