Yoga to Holistic Life

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Looking at the way Yoga has been embraced by the world in the last decade or so, one can safely say that Yoga has arrived. Modern world has definitely realized the benefits of Yoga. Yoga is here and here to stay. But, when we think of Yoga, immediately an image of a bendy person doing some sort of a body contortion comes to our mind. Modern world has been presented the idea of Yoga as physical exercise. Is Yoga only about stretching muscles and moving into seemingly elastic body manipulations? In this article, let us try to understand Yoga as something more than just a “class” and open ourselves to the deeper understanding of the holistic, life transforming benefits of Yoga.

Traditionally, Yoga is understood as “Moksha Shastra” or the science of liberation. Moksha commonly means “liberation”, but one needs to understand Moksha in its deeper sense. Moksha, is not any mundane liberation but is the fundamental liberation from our erroneous perceptions of ourselves. In its original sense, Yoga is the science of total mind-body transformation that releases us from the limiting perception and experience of ourselves and the world. It would not be wrong to call Yoga the philosophy and technique of correcting our own understanding and experience of ourselves.

But, is there a need for such liberation? I mean, ask yourself, how many times have we decided to do something only to be stopped by self-doubt. How many times have we vouched to be calm only to be disturbed by a wave of anger that seemingly comes out of nowhere. How many times have we suffered under bouts of repeated self-denial, guilt, regret and “poor me” syndrome. These issues have an effect on our body, posture, breath, relationships and life in turn. Yoga is a holistic science that includes all aspects of our life. Practicing Yoga in its entirety and not just as postures eases the pressures of the physical-mental (psycho-somatic) ups and downs generating a lasting sense of peace.

The Rishis or the spiritual scientists of ancient India realized that we humans do not really live with total efficiency and effectiveness. Our day to day life is compromised by limiting psycho-somatic tendencies that restrict our thoughts and actions. Once these limiting factors are transformed and eventually over powered we can live as something very profound and peaceful that we all are. This “something very profound” is known as the True Self (Atman/Shiva in philosophical sense). Simply put, the True Self can be understood as our human potential operating in an unrestricted, optimized, peaceful and loving manner. Liberation from limiting psycho-somatic tendencies that restricts our optimum potential is known as Moksha and the set of practices that help us in facilitating the liberation is called Yoga.

Thus, Yoga is much wider than a mere practice of physical contortions (asana). It is a way of living consciously, working on our limitations and allowing life to unfold the optimum potential within us all. Yoga is not just about physical exercise or a class but it is living a life of conscious transformation. Let us look at some ways in which we can consciously practice Yoga in its holistic sense and make Yoga a self-transformation process.

The process of Yoga: The objective of Yoga is to refine the body-mind complex. Since between mind and body the variable of body is grosser, more physical, we start the transformation process with the body. Yoga essentially believes that mind and body are two sides of the same coin. The body is gross of mind and mind is the subtle of the body. Whatever effects the mind will have its effect on the body and vice versa. This is why we start the transformation process via the body as it is more accessible of the two. The physical posture (asana) practice is just one part of the Yoga process.

Why do we do asana in Yoga: Traditional Yoga schools did not look at asana as flexibility training but as a method of generating self-awareness and energy alignment. Deepening of self-awareness is facilitated by making the asana practice more conscious and mindful. Such conscious, inward focus is cultivated by focusing the awareness on body sensations, breath, emotional sensitivity and through visualizations. A mindful asana practice generates self-awareness and mental stillness, bringing the mind and its movements under observation and a fairly conscious grasp. This is when the deeper work of refining the mind and emotions can start. Thus, a gentle, mindful asana practice can, over a period of time, generate increased self-awareness and slow down the restless mind which is usually responsible for stress, exhaustions and a number of mind-body ailments. A life lived with self-awareness makes the practitioner feel more alive, participative and integrated in the process of life.

Breath is the key: According to yoga scriptures, mind and breath are closely linked. It is said that the mind rides on the horse of breath. When the mind is relaxed, the breath is balanced and effortless. When the mind is agitated, the breath is imbalanced and effortful. Modern life, with its stress and speed has resulted in a hyperactive, buzzing mind. This hyperactive mind keeps us in an excitatory state which leads to a fast, shallow and confused respiratory rhythm. Such respiratory rhythm in turn leads to an agitated mind. This is how the cycle goes on, unnoticed for our whole life.

The technique of breath modulation is called Pranayama and is very useful to calm down the mind. Pranayama has not caught up with the modern Yoga enthusiasts as much as asana. Yet, one cannot rule out its importance. In fact a regular practice of Pranayama has shown to generate a sense of wellbeing, cultivate deep relaxation and increase lung capacity. But the most important benefit of Pranayama is that it makes us more aware of ourselves. It literally creates more space between two moments and allows us to consciously exercise the “choice” that we all have and that every moment encloses within itself. Pranayama practice in Yoga is a slow, gentle practice that makes us more conscious of our breathing which is otherwise usually automatic. When a person is conscious of the breath and is able to modulate it in the right time, the automatic, impulsive thoughts can be reined in. In times of conflict, when the mind and speech fires like a machine gun, one, single conscious breath can create space and give us the moment to choose our action carefully. When choice is exercised in such a way, escalation of conflicts and worries can be avoided. Sometimes all you need to create peace in life is conscious awareness and one relaxed breath. Gradually every single breath, taken consciously, calms down the mind and promotes a reflective life rather than a reactive life.

Relaxation: Yoga practices like Shavasana, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra and Meditation can provide innumerable relaxation benefits. Modern society needs to learn to relax. It is with a sense of urgency that we all ought to understand our mind-body system’s vital need for relaxation. Relaxation, not in the sense of getting enough sleep or resting on a sofa, rather, relaxation emerging from a deep knowing that there is no hurry, there is no need to prove anything to anyone and that it will all be fine eventually. Many of us complain of tiredness, exhaustion and mental fatigue compromising our efficiency. Unless we take the time to relax, our lives will continue to be driven by pursuits that lead to nothing but increased nervous exhaustion. One of the best ways of relaxing is a general slowing down of activities through the day. Unless we slow down, we are too caught up in life’s pace to even know where we are going. Slowing down give us the chance to pause, reflect, prioritize and channel our energies towards the desired goals. Involving more relaxation methodologies in the Yoga practice can create lasting peace of mind that can allow us to reflect on our life and take appropriate steps to slow down life’s pace, enjoy the moment and cherish small joys of life.

Faith and Patience: Last but not the least, each one of us who has been preoccupied with the external world has to one day sit up and take notice of the inner voice. This inner voice is nothing but a deeper, innate instinct of self-refinement (transformation). It is that impulse which is programmed to set us free. Listening to the inner voice will drive us safely and clearly towards self-refinement. Self-refinement happens through patiently experimenting with methods of Yoga and experiencing life consciously and totally. Experimenting means exploring new possibilities and to explore new possibilities we need to be fearless, fearless enough to objectively examine our self and to ascertain what to let go off and what to hold on to. One cannot expect the benefits of Yoga if one is not ready to invest in dedicated and diligent Sadhana (self-practice). Process of Yoga is not merely a pursuit of fitness but a process of enlivening a steady state of peace and contentment. This process of self-transformation is gradual and many a times challenging. But with patience, determination and trust we all can reach the peak of peace and true potential that Yoga promises.

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Bio Chemistry Research on Sudarshan Kriya

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 “If we reduce the number of oxygen radicals, we improve the antioxidant status in our body and live longer.” – Manoj Jain
Ever wondered what causes us to age, resulting in death of our body cells over the years, or develop heart disease leading to plaque in the artery, or suffer from cancer causing cells to mutate and grow erratically? The answer may be simpler than we think.
Some researchers say the common denominator in all these conditions is the antioxidant status — the level of a chemical process that takes place in our cells and genes. Like we measure our cholesterol level, researchers argue, we can measure our antioxidant status and determine how vulnerable we are to diseases.
In a pilot study, biochemists at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) studied the effect of Sudarshan Kriya on the antioxidant status of individuals. Sudarshan Kriya is a well known rhythmic breathing technique promoted by The Art of Living workshops. It is preceded by Ujjayi Pranayam or long and deep breaths with constriction at the base of throat and Bhastrika or fast and forceful breaths through the nose along with arm movements.
Before we talk about their findings, let’s step back into our biochemistry class and understand what antioxidant status means. According to the free-radical theory, the cells in our body are being constantly damaged and destroyed by oxygen radicals, similar to what dirt and rust do to our cars. Oxygen radicals are different from oxygen gas in that they are molecules that are highly charged and detrimental byproducts of cell reactions. Our body has an antioxidant defense system that constantly searches and destroys these oxygen radicals, much like our immune system, which polices our body for foreign agents such as bacteria and viruses and eliminates them. If the antioxidant defense system of our body is weak, then the number of oxygen radicals increases, causing our cells to die quickly. This results in inflammation and plaque within our heart vessels or prompts the cells to mutate into cancer cells. If we reduce the number of oxygen radicals, we improve the antioxidant status in our body, and we live longer and lead a disease free life. It is important that we try to reduce the level of oxygen radicals and strengthen our defense system. We can increase our antioxidant levels through our diet. A healthy diet of vegetable and fruit increases our intake of important antioxidants such as Vitamins A, C, E, and beta carotene. Some initial studies have shown the benefit of higher antioxidants in our diet, but larger studies have not detected the benefit — so the jury is still out. Smoking, alcohol and chronic psycho-social problems like work and family pressures, can increase oxidative stress. This stress affects our complex molecules and genes. Yoga and meditation can relieve this stress. Will Sudarshan Kriya have a similar effect?
A team lead by Dr Neeta Singh and Dr Vinod Kochupillai, former chief of IRCH and Head of Medical Oncology at IRCH ( Institute rotary cancer hospital) at AIIMS, tested the blood of 42 persons who were practicing Sudarshan Kriya for over 1 year and compared it with the blood of 42 healthy individuals who were not practicing any form of physical exercise or stress management techniques. What the researchers found was thought provoking. Clearly, the cellular activity between the two groups was different. The Kriya practitioners had a better antioxidant status at the enzyme and the gene level. Also they had less DNA damage and cell aging. It is difficult to know if this change will lead to longer life span, decrease rates of cancer, or lessen heart disease, but “we should practice some type of breathing technique once a day to reduce stress,” said Dr Neeta Singh, who herself does it everyday. Though biochemical science and spirituality may seem miles apart, it is heartening to see ancient practices and modern science converging in man’s endeavour to live a richer and healthier life. Millions around the globe have benefited by practicing Sudarshan Kriya. Fill in the form below to learn how Sudarshan Kriya can transform your life too

Power of Breath to Calm the Mind

Patanjali yoga sutras says ”

Prachchardana vidharanabhyam va pranasya”

“By splitting and retention of breath in a special manner.”

“Vishayavati va pravruttirutpanna manasaha sthithinibandhini

“By that very activity in the mind, through that very objects of senses, the mind can be made steady, brought to a standstill.”

Breaking the rhythms of the breath, the natural rhythms of the breath and holding the breath, sustaining the breath in different rhythms. If someone asks you where has Patanjali talked about (Sudarshan) kriya, Patanjali has not mentioned Sudarshan Kriya directly. But in this one sentence there is a clue. You can have the trace of our practices to this one sūtra. We are doing the same thing, the rhythms. We are not breathing just however the breath goes, but we are bringing it consciously in a definite, particular rhythm. That is prachchardana, splitting. Whatever rhythm the breath is coming through, splitting it and holding it on to different rhythms.

Suppose this does not work. This does work but if you feel that there still a little incompletion, then vishayavati means, through any one object of senses, the mind can be stilled. After singing bhajans, when we sit quiet. Then what is happening? Your mind is not running here and there at that time. Then you sit with your eyes closed and the mind is completely settled. Meditation. Mind has come to that stand still, hasn’t it?

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Scientifically, Sudarshan Kriya improves antioxidant status at the enzyme and the gene level and reduce DNA damage and cell aging.

Every emotion has breathing patterns; for example, if one gets angry then one’s breath is short and fast. Similarly, breathing has an impact on the mind (for example, a deep, long breath relaxes the mind.) Through breathing in different patterns, one can influence emotions and gain control over one’s mind. Research suggested that it helps in improving well being (improving immunity and detoxification),and peace of mind (reduce stress, enhance brain function). Sudarshan Kriya is taught in various Art of Living programs.

A research published  observed that a comprehensive practice of Yoga, Sudarshan Kriya & Pranayam has rapid and significant effect on gene expression suggesting long term beneficial effects even at the molecular level.

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Sudarshan Kriya Benefited Me Quit My Addictions – Mahesh

My name is Mahesh Dhadge. I am from Umerga in the State of Maharashtra, India. Before I did the Sudarshan Kriya technique, I was an addict and didn’t have a proper relationship with my Mom and Dad or with my friends, as I was a terrible person then. Since doing the Sudarshan Kriya, I got connected with my Mom and Dad. I had been a chain smoker and drank alcohol, but after regular practice of the Sudarshan Kriya, I dropped all these addictions. I have been practicing the Sudarshan Kriya continuously, without missing a single day, for four years and it feels fantastic! Every day is new, and the whole day goes very well if I start it with the practice of the Sudarshan Kriya. That’s all!

Sudarshan Kriya is a powerful breathing technique cognized by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The technique, taught in the Art of Living Happiness program, has benefited millions of people across all walks of life – youth, corporate executives, trauma affected, underprivileged, children and homemakers.

Sudarshan Kriya is Like Mental Cleansing to Me – Kuba

My name is Kuba from Canada.  I do storytelling for a living.  I also enjoy photography and film work.  When I first did the Sudarshan Kriya technique, it was so cleansing for my mind and body.  When we wake up in the morning, we want to feel fresh before we start our day, so we brush our teeth and take a shower.  In the same way, practicing the Sudarshan Kriya technique cleanses your entire system.  You feel rejuvenated and ready to go. You feel awesome!

Sudarshan Kriya is a powerful breathing technique cognized by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The technique, taught in the Art of Living Happiness program, has benefited millions of people across all walks of life – youth, corporate executives, trauma affected, underprivileged, children and homemakers.

I’m So Happy All the Time, Thanks to Sudarshan Kriya! – Bibiana

Hello. My name is Bibiana. I’m from Argentina. For me the Sudarshan Kriya experience is a very nice state. It makes me happy.  It takes away my problems. Nothing else in my life had changed, but when I added the practice of Sudarshan Kriya, I had no more problems! No matter what happens I am very, very happy all the time. I laugh more and I have better relationships with my family.  When I stay good, all my family is good too! Thanks to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for the Sudarshan Kriya technique!

Sudarshan Kriya Benefits – Makes Me Happy, So I Can Help Others More! – Wanda

Hello. My name is Wanda. I am from Poland. I am an Ayurvedic Technician, in other words I give Ayurvedic treatments to clients.  The  Sudarshan Kriya breathing technique has completely changed my life. After doing the Sudarshan Kriya, I feel happier and more grateful for what I have and I share with others as well, because it is not only about my life, it’s for others too. When I feel happy,when I am fulfilled, then I can help more people and I think that is the most magic part of Sudarshan Kriya. I used to have lots of health problems and now they’re all gone. My whole family has attended the Art of Living (AOL) Happiness program and every morning we do our Sudarshan Kriya practice together.  It is amazing to see the difference between the way our lives were before, and how they are now. I highly recommend it for everyone.

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Sudarshan Kriya is a powerful breathing technique cognized by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The technique, taught in the Art of Living Happiness program, has benefited millions of people across all walks of life – youth, corporate executives, trauma affected, underprivileged, children and homemakers.

Sudarshan Kriya made me more loving and caring – Liew Siaw

After my first course I underwent a very special experience , since my realtionship with my parents started getting better. I used to argue and confront with them most of the times. I couldn’t be in good terms with anyone within my family. Now I feel more bonded with my family and it gives me a lot of inner satisfaction and calmness, a feeling of joy emerges out of me having my family with me. Sudarshan Kriya helped me broaden up my views and helped me analyse and understand things in a broader perspective leading to an effective communication and clarity of mind and actions . It has turned me into a lovable and caring person. I really thank Guruji for introducing this blissful technique into our lives.

Sudarshan Kriya is a powerful breathing technique cognized by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The technique, taught in the Art of Living Happiness program, has benefited millions of people across all walks of life – youth, corporate executives, trauma affected, underprivileged, children and homemakers.

Sudarshan Kriya creates a harmony between our body, mind and spirit – Magbara

I took up my Art Of Living course in the year 2007, I did Sudarshan Kriya and it really has changed my life totally. When I do Sudarshan Kriya, I become calm, very energized and very focused encountering feelings of joy and happiness inside of me.This is happening for the past six years. Since the time I have been doing Sudarshan Kriya, my life has changed inside out. The way I perceive things has changed, I am a better person than what I was. If I miss my Sudarshan Kriya even for a single day that reflects upon the way I carry out things. So on a daily basis I do Sudarshan Kriya, since it is really beneficial and creates a sense of harmony between our mind,body and spirit. It has completely changed my life. I am so grateful to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

Magbara, from Ethiopia.

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Sudarshan Kriya is a powerful breathing technique cognized by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The technique, taught in the Art of Living Happiness program, has benefited millions of people across all walks of life – youth, corporate executives, trauma affected, underprivileged, children and homemakers.

Sudarshan Kriya Benefits to Stabilize my Emotions – Marcena

When I first time took the course and did my Sudarshan Kriya I experienced an unexplained blissfulness. We usually clean our house but don’t clean our minds, we always tend to wander our minds into the future or the past happenings. But when I did it for the first time, I started feeling more confident and outgoing and felt much more happier than ever before. I started accepting my life as it came. Each day things are bound to happen to us ,that may make us happier or sad but Sudarshan Kriya helps us stabilize our emotions. We don’t get carried away by what others say or do, we become much more centered and which in turn makes us a better person because despite encountering all the days nuisance we are ready to help others and that’s a fantastic experience that one can undergo in once lifetime.

Marcena, Argentina

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Sudarshan Kriya is a powerful breathing technique cognized by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The technique, taught in the Art of Living Happiness program, has benefited millions of people across all walks of life – youth, corporate executives, trauma affected, underprivileged, children and homemakers.

Sudarshan kriya A Heartfelt Experience by Sara

Sara shares her Sudarshan Kriya experience,” I thought I had a perfect life but I was searching for something more. My life was empty and dull. It was all about shopping and dining and I found myself very shallow and empty inside. I had a hollowness in my life. In 2001, my friend introduced me to the Art of Living Course and after Sudarshan Kriya, I felt liberated from within. I was looking for freedom on the outside but I felt hollow from within. This clarity and focus of mind and this happiness was inexplicable and what I read in the textbooks, I started experiencing within myself and I am extremely thankful to the Art of Living and specially to His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Guruji for pioneering this divine gift to us and just to mention I had a chronic heart ailment and doctors were clueless about the cause of my suffering and after doing Sudarshan Kriya, my breathlessness was gone and I got an immense relief from the heart ailment that I was suffering from a long time. This technique brings you in the present moment. This is the power of now. Not only your health improves, you become so relieved and light hearted. I would like to encourage everyone in the world to do Sudarshan Kriya. Without it, one cannot attain once peace of mind and happiness that one longs for and freedom from the daily unwanted foundations that we create in our lives. We talk about political freedom but freedom from within is priceless and has an unknown pleasurable essence in it.

Sudarshan Kriya is a powerful breathing technique cognized by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The technique, taught in the Art of Living Happiness program, has benefited millions of people across all walks of life – youth, corporate executives, trauma affected, underprivileged, children and homemakers.

Sudarshan kriya An Incentivizing Experience of Gurpreet Singh Jolly

Gurpreet Singh Jolly, Businessman, shares his experience about Sudarshan Kriya.
“I used to have migraine since 1992 and often there would be days where I’d go completely blank, I won’t remember anyone or anything, what I am doing or where I am going…would always remain annoyed & very irritated, started losing my health and wealth both. My everyday life became very disturbed. Sudarshan Kriya worked as a wonder for me and helped me overcome almost all the mentioned troubles I had.”

Sudarshan Kriya is a powerful breathing technique cognized by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The technique, taught in the Art of Living Happiness program, has benefited millions of people across all walks of life – youth, corporate executives, trauma affected, underprivileged, children and homemakers.

Sudarshan Kriya experience of Art of Living participant, Goa

She shares “I was an amebiasis patient for almost 15 years, due to which I just couldn’t eat or drink anything outside being in pollution free place like Goa to where I belong. I always had to carry food and water while going out. Just 3 weeks after Sudarshan Kriya… a next of kin called me and asked about my health and I was like “what happened to me…?”  And suddenly I realized my abdominal pain was just nowhere to be found, it just vanished….! all thanks to the magic of Sudarshan Kriya.

Sudarshan Kriya is a powerful breathing technique cognized by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The technique, taught in the Art of Living Happiness program, has benefited millions of people across all walks of life – youth, corporate executives, trauma affected, underprivileged, children and homemakers.

Sudarshan Kriya An experience of act of self control by Arun

Listen how Arun, businessman, overcomes short temperedness after doing sudarshan kriya.
He says “I was a kind of short-tempered guy who would have a scuffle with almost anyone on insignificant issues. I was suffering from high blood pressure, high cholesterol and was on pills for depression and anxiety. Now after regular practice of Sudarshan Kriya, I no longer need my tablets for blood pressure, and now I have  learnt the art of controlling my emotions.

Sudarshan Kriya is a powerful breathing technique cognized by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The technique, taught in the Art of Living Happiness program, has benefited millions of people across all walks of life – youth, corporate executives, trauma affected, underprivileged, children and homemakers.

Sudarshan Kriya An Life Swirling experience of Indu Nagpal

Sudarshan Kriya experience of Indu Nagpal a bank employee. She gets rid of Migraine after doing sudarshan kriya. She says –

“I have been working in a bank since the commencement of my career and even a 15 min of sun exposure would give me migraine. Now after 10 years I am in marketing and have to move around the entire day driving the car in the sun, meeting different people, Now with the regular practice of Sudarshan Kriya, I wonder if its the same sun rays that used to give me headaches…”

Sudarshan Kriya is a powerful breathing technique cognized by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The technique, taught in the Art of Living Happiness program, has benefited millions of people across all walks of life – youth, corporate executives, trauma affected, underprivileged, children and homemakers.

Sudarshan Kriya A Disease Free Life experience of Santosh Patil

Sudarshan Kriya experience of Santosh Patil. He says “I had blood-pressure and my cholesterol level used to be really high nearly around 230. After doing Sudarshan Kriya everything  in my life has significantly come under control. In-fact my tensions and stressful life have disappeared and I am a more easy going person as a whole now.

Sudarshan Kriya is a powerful breathing technique cognized by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The technique, taught in the Art of Living Happiness program, has benefited millions of people across all walks of life – youth, corporate executives, trauma affected, underprivileged, children and homemakers.

Sudarshan Kriya An Uplifting experience by Sonal Asar

Sudarshan Kriya helps Sonal Asar a home maker overcome depression & anger.
She says “I was really depressed and would get annoyed or angry for any reason. Physically too I wasn’t in a good shape, I just couldn’t sit down or walk because of the joint pain . After practicing Sudarshan Kriya, I can walk long distances, can easily sit down for more than 2 hours without much effort or pain. I am now more peaceful, relaxed and get sound sleep, unlike before Sudarshan Kriya.”

Sudarshan Kriya is a powerful breathing technique cognized by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The technique, taught in the Art of Living Happiness program, has benefited millions of people across all walks of life – youth, corporate executives, trauma affected, underprivileged, children and homemakers.

Sudarshan kriya An Unexpected Blossming Change In Arjun Gote’s life

 Arjun Gote, a working professional shares, “The stress and pressure that I got as an engineer, my diet made me very ill from 1996 to 1998. I showed to many doctors but there wasn’t any explanation to the condition. But Mr. Vijay detected that I am having thyroid. I did my part-1 course in 1999 and learnt Sudarshan Kriya after that there were lot of improvements. The doctor after my check up said that I’ll have to take supplement tablets all my life and get operated. However two years later when he did my check up for a second time, there was no trace of thyroid. After this, Dr. Vijay too did the course.

Sudarshan Kriya is a powerful breathing technique cognized by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The technique, taught in the Art of Living Happiness program, has benefited millions of people across all walks of life – youth, corporate executives, trauma affected, underprivileged, children and homemakers.

Sudarshan kriya A Filliping Experience of Sriram Patil

Sriram Patil shares his experience of Sudarshan kriya.
“I had a heart attack a year ago in august… after that I underwent angioplasty and then followed yoga and meditation courses. I also did a reversal heart disease course at a hospital in Pune, but nothing seemed to help me. My life changed drastically after coming to Art of Living, my stress levels are under control because of breathing techniques like ujjai pranayama and mudras etc. I would suggest everyone especially those with heart problems to go for it.”

Sudarshan Kriya is a powerful breathing technique cognized by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The technique, taught in the Art of Living Happiness program, has benefited millions of people across all walks of life – youth, corporate executives, trauma affected, underprivileged, children and homemakers.

Sudarshan kriya experience of Deepak Kapoor

Deepak Kumar, a businessman shared, ” About 3 years back I was in a really bad shape health-wise and was bed-ridden for almost 6 months. Had back-pain issues, can’t lift my leg, consulted many doctors but in vain. After a series of MRI’s and X-rays, one of my doctors asked me to go for the basic course and do Sudarshan Kriya. I did the same and am still continuing with Sudarshan Kriya. Just 6 months ago I met a doctor and showed all the papers to him. He was shocked and couldn’t believe they were mine, he told me what exactly was wrong with me and kept on asking how my urine, my saliva is, do I often get fever…how is my sleep….I said everything is normal…He then showed me my MRI and said that your spinal cord is melting from one place and by now you should have been no more. Me, my wife, my friend and all those present there were shocked to hear this. The doctor then asked me to get an X-ray done. At first I wasn’t reluctant and thought the doctor is trying to deceive us. But finally did the x-ray and the doctor said what’s happening with me is a miracle as the bone which was melting is re-forming itself which is almost impossible at this age. He asked me what I do…? I said I have a printing press…he said No..No..what else do you do…I said I follow the art of living and regularly follow Sudarshan kriya and Padma sadhna.

Sudarshan Kriya is a powerful breathing technique cognized by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. The technique, taught in the Art of Living Happiness program, has benefited millions of people across all walks of life – youth, corporate executives, trauma affected, underprivileged, children and homemakers.