Mind-boggling Sudarshan Kriya Side Effects

Sudarshan kriya has bought a remake in the life of millions across the world. The simple breathing technique is taught in the Happiness program conducted by Art of Living.

The regular practice of Sudarshan kriya brings about the harmony in body ,breath and mind. The research has proven that it eliminates stress, fatigue and frustration. And at the same time improves ones ability to focus, solve problems and understand complex issues.

Now when the one has healthy body and mind, the obvious positive side effect of it will be a happy life. A healthy state of mind and body improves persons efficiency at everything they take up leading to better results.

The persons happiness also keeps many bodily issues at bay like depression, insomnia, cholesterol and many more. Since most of the body and mind level diseases are associated with stress. If one understands how to tackle this stress, it will not be difficult to have disease free life.  And Sudarshan kriya is one such tool which has the mind blogging multifold positive side effects to make ones life beautiful in all aspects.

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Bio Chemistry Research on Sudarshan Kriya

 “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 Benefits Doctor from Texas

This video is the experience sharing of Dr. Tina Fanning, a doctor in MD Anderson Cancer Research Center in Houston, Texas. She was suffering from severe pain due to fibromyalgia and Sudarshan Kriya™ helped her recover.

Fibromyalgia is caused by hormonal disturbances to stress to genetics and combination of many physical and emotional stressors. The Sudarshan Kriya may provide antidote to stress by physiologically counteracting the sympathetic effects. In a normal situation (in the absence of stress), the practice of rapid breathing interspersed with adequate pauses of slow breathing may provide tool for relaxation and vivid imagery. Sudarshan kriya rapidly improves psychological and physiological symptoms of post-traumatic stress, including insomnia, nightmares, anxiety, depression, hyperarousal, overreactivity to triggers, re-experiencing, emotional numbing, social withdrawal, loss of appetite, and angry outbursts. Anxiety, depression, and PTSD are associated with SNS overactivity or erratic activity and PNS underactivity. Evidence suggests yoga breathing normalizes SNS activity and increases PNS tone as indicated by heart rate variability.

Learn Sudarshan Kriya and Pranayam

Pranayama is most often defined as “the control of the breath.” It is true that on the existential level, the easiest perceivable manifestation of prana, and therefore that upon which it is easiest to act, is deemed to be the breath.

So the yogi mostly relies on his/her breath for the absorption, assimilation and manipulation of this vital energy.

Nonetheless, there is a deeper meaning to this term pranayama as well. Air is not the only vehicle for the prana. Prana expresses as any force, power and energy manifested in the Universe, both physical and subtle. Moreover, prana manifests within beings as the different physical, mental and psychic processes.

The fine movements of the nerves in a living body and the powers of the mind are in fact only more specific manifestations of prana. The activity of the five senses are also expressions of prana vibrating at certain frequencies.

Before practicing pranayama, certain precautions and essentials are to be taken.  For pranayama practices, one has to ensure proper place, suitable time, mitahara diet and proper light. Pranayama can be practiced to any place that is well-ventilated from external disturbances. To be fit and healthy, 15 minutes of pranayama is good. It is also suggested that pranayama should be performed under the guidance of a yoga instructor.

How to do Sudarshan Kriya

Sudarshan kriya is a breathing technique in combination with pranayamas which helps to keep synergy of inside environment with that of outside. The sudarshan kriya can be learned from the certified instructor to get the best benefits from the technique. Once well versed with the technique, one has to practice it on regular basis. The sudarshan kriya yoga daily practice takes around 20 minutes. These 20 minutes of practice gets about the benefits the practitioner at the body level and mind level. There by providing holistic growth of the person.

The playlist below helps to understand how Sudarshan kriya has benefited the people in attaining clarity of mind.



The Power of one

Today’s paper was full of tributes to Lee Kuan Yew, the first Prime Minister of Singapore. He was a dynamic leader who was able to transform Singapore from a poverty stricken country to a prosperous First World Nation. It is amazing to see that even if one person has the grit, courage and foresight it is possible to achieve the seemingly impossible. There are many such heroes, some are celebrated others may be low profile and many more who are unsung heroes. But the common trait amongst all of them is a vision to do something different, extraordinary will to achieve despite odds stacked against them and determination to succeed. I have read about many achievers and one of them who has made an impact on me personally is Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

He is one such exceptional person who has worked selflessly towards improving the society. He is not a politician or a leader yet the following that he enjoys will make any politician envy him. He is no less a visionary and believes in the Indian adage “Vasudaiva Kutumbakam” -World is one Family- and in the last 30 years or so he has worked incessantly towards making it into reality.

It’s amazing to know that the Art of Living organization is present in 150 countries and is run on the strength and enthusiasm of its strong volunteer base. To name a few they have centers in places like strife torn Iran, Pakistan, Mangolia, China, Japan and Malaysia where this particular threat was given. The Art of Living foundation has done commendable work in bringing about real changes in the lives of ordinary people in different ways.

The Art of Living programs and Sri Sri are universally popular because he focuses on individuals as humans and not on the basis of caste, creed, religion, color or nationality. Sri Sri has designed simple programs combining Yoga, Pranayama( breathing technique), and meditation that help to clear the cobwebs of doubt, anxiety or fear and experience true freedom and somewhere in the process get in touch with their real selves. One such process is “Sudarshan Kryia” that has intrigued the scientific community to a great extent. They have conducted several experiments to study the effect of it on the mind and body. “Sudarshan Kriya” is a breathing technique that Sri Sri himself has evolved. It has helped many to overcome psychological and emotional blocks, unlock creativity, elevate depression, cure asthma and also break bad habits such as smoking and alcohol. These have been ascertained from the feedbacks of participants themselves. Well! The scientists and neurologists can keep experimenting but for ordinary people all that matters is that it works. A sense of calmness, happiness and satisfaction can be evidently felt around people who have practiced Sudarshan Kriya for over 10-15 years.

What else are we humans all over the world running around for? A peaceful life, restful sleep and happy heart possibly all that we crave for. This is exactly what Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is trying to make us realize that it is possible to coexist with our differences, be content (even if we do not have the latest gadget), not to judge people (even if they are our worst enemy)and most importantly live in the present moment.

The Art of Living program aims to spur everyone to live with more awareness and put their best effort and be like a lamp that is lit which can light more lamps.


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.

Spiritual Shopping Comes to Halt

I was born and brought up in Hindu family and my bed time stories were the about Our Hindu Deities primarily Lord Rama or Krishna. They were like my refuge and I wondered what was like being so immensely self sacrificing? I went to Convent school and there I was introduced to Lord Jesus, my inquisition had no bounds and started searching more and more about Christianity and soon I was introduced to Sikhism, as most of my friends were Sikh. My faith kept on changing from our countless deities, their fables and moral values behind them to deities of different religion. I couldn’t ever come to a conclusion which one exactly I liked or followed. I was a shopaholic that was sure, but spiritual shopaholic.

I was a blend of all the concepts that I had learned till the age twenty and was sure, I don’t like idol worship and my tolerance with dogmatic superstitions was taking its last breath. I read various holy books, philosophy and spiritual books but I could not really connect with any, may be because it all concluded with living in present and being satisfied with whatever you have. I always questioned what if I want more? Why am I stuck with present, what if I want to plan my future? Thankfully I was never a past person, it was impossible for me to see life rhetorically. Anyways my struggle with these concepts of being satisfied with whatever made me search more and more. As they say, when the disciple is ready the teacher finds him. So was my case. I received a call from my friend about the YES!+ workshop by The Art of Living which he promised would mark a change in me.I  went on to do my first Yes Plus course and there was no turning back. After that, more deep I went more clarity I got. My spiritual shopping came to a halt. Sri Sri believes in moving on and not getting stuck and that’s what I wanted to hear .I often used to question on the futility of rituals and he answered in his velvety yet humorous tone,” Ah! It’s all about making the atmosphere, setting the mood for Meditation.” Sri Sri always says,” There is no end to wishes and desires, you climb one mountain yet there is another mountain; you cross one threshold, you will find another threshold calling you. That’s how a human is always running not settling down. But you know it’s good to sit for a while and enjoy the acquisition.” Now that made sense to me, very subtly he explained the value and completeness of present moment. The present moment which is complete and cherishing in itself but it becomes more memorable and worthy when you persevere.

Setting a Goal and aspiring for it was one thing but setting a goal and getting feverish was another. It’s not the goal which doesn’t let you sleep but the feverishness and uncertainty of the future that makes a person’s life a living hell and drags the person away from its present moment. These little yet enlightening words of wisdom finally made me settle. It’s true a person never settle’s, it’s the mind of the person that settle’s. There is no such place called past, present or future but every moment in it wholeness is present with the possibility of future with the experience of past. Still I can’t say I am a Hindu,a Sikh or a Christian but one thing I can definitely say that I am spiritual. I don’t have to make a never ending list of books to be learned but just set the mood and slip into meditation which will take me to the realms beyond past, present or future and definitely much beyond religion. I am still not self sacrificing but I understood the depth of one random act of kindness that not only stretches the curve of your lips but also strengthen others faith in humanity.

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A Deep Impression

In the month of May in the garden city of Bangalore, over a decade ago, a  cobbled winding pathway guarded by lush green trees in full bloom. The silver of the moonlight meandering and finding it’s way through the thick canopy. The cool breeze was bringing with it the smell of damp soil. About 50 people dressed in crisp whites standing on either side of the pathway holding candles. A sense of anticipation, peace, excitement and joy in the air. A smile on every face and a song on each lip. Even as my eyes feasted on this sight (something that even personalized private paid holidays cant always create) I saw a petite figure in flowing white robes glide along the path, we were standing. There was a smile for everyone, a pat, some flowers and love that was freely oozing for all to soak into. The whole event lasted no more than 2 minutes, but left a lasting and deep impression in my heart. The silence of the night was quickly broken as the group jolted to follow the man in white flowing robes, with a twinkle in his eyes and smile on his lips… I was in all senses an outsider (it was my first time at that place and with these people in white) but something inside me propelled me to join the group into the hall. It was the first time that I had stumbled across the phenomenon known as Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and little did I know that I was soon to be swept off my feet straight into a whirlwind of knowledge, love and life.

From that first encounter with His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji (fondly known as Guruji) way back in 1999-2000 till today, I have had numerous opportunities to meet Him, spend time with Him, observe Him and most importantly learn from Him. If I have to trace my story with Guruji and The Art of Living, I would probably need to write at least a page for each day of my life… and so, I’ll just look behind me and talk about some milestones- a few landmark, some adorable and still some plain vanilla, but each of them significant nonetheless.

As a Guru and a saint, there is tremendous mystic surrounding Sri Sri. Many have made vain attempts at trying to capture that presence in words and pictures. Over the years I’ve realized that attempting to cage Him in anything material is both impossible and futile. In His presence miracles happen, realization dawns, peace prevails, love blossoms and life smiles. Miracles are many, healing experiences are in plenty. Talk to any devotee, they simply can’t stop attributing every realization, moment of truth and glory to Guruji. I’ve seen it happen before my very own eyes, a child who could barely stand due to a limb dysfunction, started walking after being blessed by Guruji. Aches and pains getting cured in His presence are taken for granted by His followers. I’ve had my share of miracles too, it was a terribly distressing time and I was in need of support and guidance. Confused as I was, I couldn’t decide on what needed to be done. Utterly helpless I decided to flip through a book by Guruji ‘Celebrating Silence’. The page I opened up, gave me my answer. Almost as if it were written only for me and just for the situation I was in.I had heard many people tell me about similar experiences and had always brushed them aside. But this time I couldn’t. A week or two later when I did get to see Guruji, with a mischievous smile on His face, he asked me, ‘Kyon? ho gaya na kaam? bata diya na maine kya karna hain…’ I’ve never questioned faith ever after.

Being a journalist, I’ve known and interacted with many multi-faceted people, extremely successful in their chosen fields, but Sri Sri is different. His depth in each dimension- as a guru, a master, a leader, a teacher, a globe trotter, a humanitarian, a visionary- is unfathomable.

Many years ago, when the new BIAL airport was not yet in the pipeline, many of us would go to the airport to receive Him every time He flew back in town. I remember distinctly, one such mid night, He was returning from a particularly long trip abroad. There were at least 30 of us standing at the airport arrival lounge and a much larger number standing outside the lounge. He arrived and greeted each one of us with such love and joy. There wasn’t a trace of tiredness/ jet lag. He received the flowers and the letters listing out worries and problems with the same smile. I realized only later, that it was 3 in the morning, He had just taken a 9 hour flight back home and here we were, jostling around Him, wanting a look of love and a smile from Him, falling at His feet and tugging at His robes, wanting to hold His hand, seeking His blessings without giving even a moment of thought to His comfort. It was like this, way back in the 90’s, it is the same even today- He smiles and gives, blesses and fulfils without a complaint, without a thought for himself. Another incident stands out vividly in my memory. It was February 2004, Gurudev was back from a whirlwind satsang tour of the country. The Bangalore ashram was packed with people who were longing to see Him and attend satsang with Him. He had been gone for a good 40 days or more. As He walked past us to get on to the stage, many of us noticed a blood clot in His left eye. Later that evening when we got an opportunity to ask Him what happened, He mentioned that at a satsang in Tamil Nadu people were throwing raw rice and flowers at Him and some of that hit Him straight in the eye. We were taken aback. Its a custom and tradition down south that people shower the Gods and gurus with raw rice and flowers, but didn’t they realize that throwing it from a distance of 5-10 ft on a person walking on stage can be painful? Looking at us staring aghast, He chuckled and said, ‘at least they are not throwing coconuts!‘ His compassion and understanding are truly mind boggling.

Today, the Art of Living Foundation has grown in leaps and bounds, its presence and service activities in over 155 countries across the world is commendable. From the last inhabited city of the world- Tera Delfargo in Argentina to small villages in India, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a household name. And the reason behind this growth, as much as He would like to humbly attribute it to the teachers and volunteers in the organization, is Him and only Him. His enthusiasm is infectious and His leadership is inspiring. I’ve been tremendously lucky to have worked at reasonably close quarters with Sri Sri. He isn’t just a multi-tasker, He is multi-tasking himself. I’ve personally seen Him start his work day at 7 am (and I know that He wakes up no later than 3:00/ 4:00 am and does his spiritual practices) and goes on till 1:00 am or 2:00 am. The only break He takes in the day is possibly a short power nap after lunch– and most of His lunches are working lunches mind you! I remember one evening, I got back from work and went straight to the ashram on Kanakpura Road, Bangalore. I reached late and so couldn’t attend the satsang, but it was Raksha Bandhan and I really wanted to meet Him and tied the sacred thread around His wrist. I sought some time with Him, flooded as He was with work, He still sent for me. It was past 10 pm when I met Him and tied the rakhi. He spoke to me for a bit while He answered His email, took some phone calls and attended to at least 10 more people in His kutir, besides me. Through this all, He kept a track of the news and even asked for someone to find out more about a particular news story. When all of us stepped out of his kutir, it was close to 11 pm. He had another meeting to finish before He could call it a day at His office, yet, He posed for pictures, gave everyone prasad and just as I was stepping out, He asked me how I had come to the ashram. When I told Him that I had taken public transport, He quickly arranged for someone from the ashram to drop me back home (over 25 kms from the ashram). Thankful, I surely was, but something really struck a chord inside me- here is a celebrity (in his own right), with millions of fan, followers and devotees but He makes time for everyone and takes care of everyone to the minutest detail. With a leader like that, at the helm of affairs, it isn’t a wonder that his followers are high on life and boast of unbridled enthusiasm to serve society for the better.

There is so much about Him that appeals to me and so much that I have learnt and continue to imbibe from Him that it would be practically impossible to pen it all. There is however, one thing that I’d still like to point out. I haven’t seen another who is so honest and transparent about himself. Guruji is the same person behind closed doors, when meeting dignitaries, at administration meetings or when He is out at public satsangs interacting hundred and thousands of people, spending time with slum dwellers, trauma hit or even in war zones. I’ve had the honor and privilege of interviewing Him a couple of times and I can vouch that Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is the same in front of the camera or behind it. I remember interviewing Him once around the election time in 2008. He was asked ‘you are asking people to vote, but do you vote?’. He replied, ‘Yes, of course! I voted this morning. I don’t ask anyone to do anything that I don’t do myself.’ After pausing for a few seconds, he added, ‘except marriage’. I was in peals of laughter as were the others who were with me… but He insisted that we keep that last part ‘because it is true’, He said.

Meeting Sri Sri is like coming in touch with that fragile, delicate part of our own selves that we’ve buried under layers of convoluted emotions and years of curdled stresses. There is a beautiful poem written by Guruji himself where he says:

If you are willing to walk into my arms,
If you are willing to live in my heart,
You will find the one you have waited forever….
You will meet yourself in my arms…
I promise.

He lives that promise every moment.

Sudarshan Kriya A Life Changing Experience by Tan Shan Xian, Malaysia

Sudarshan Kriya Experience Of Tan Shan Xian, Malaysia:
 Hi, my name is Tan Shan Xian. I am from Malaysia. I am a student right now. My experience of Sudarshan Kriya has been wonderful, recharging, its a fascinating technique to rejuvenate our soul. It makes us more energetic. I find myself  more focused with improved level of understanding with better memorizing patterns. Now I have the capacity to think more logically . Its like, when I am studying science subjects, I am able to practically implement my knowledge and imagine things in a much clear and better way instead of just by hearing them .My thought productivity has increased. Sudarshan kriya is something mystical and very powerful. I can feel the energy flow within me once I am done with my Sudarshan Kriya. So I hope all of you continue practicing it everyday, since it’s quite beneficial for you. Just do it you will feel the energy coming within you.

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.

Happiness Quotient

Happiness program, an extensive workshop designed under the guidance of Sri Sri Ravishankar does not give a secret to a Happy Life.When I heard about the Happiness workshop, I was eager to experiment with this new workshop because every course of Art of Living offers something I never felt before and there is a subtle shift in me after every workshop. But this was different! What different I was yet to explore, but who so ever I asked, the only reply I got; It’s Different!

Well the day came and I finally did my First Happiness Workshop (by now I have done 5) and needless to say it’s different. Happiness course did not just give me secret to happiness, but a permanent weapon to use against all the demons like stress, jealousy, greed, lust and depression. I was awestruck that treasure was right under my nose, but all these years I was unaware. Yes! Happiness program is not only about happiness quotient but also gives a lifetime license to unparalleled power over the Universe. Everyone wants to control their mind because that’s what we have read,” If you control your mind, and you can conquer the whole world.” But, I say why only World when you can conquer the whole Universe?

Happiness Workshop spills the beans and shows how just by being aware of our breath we can control our emotions. How by just different Pranayams your mind can gain instant focus and be relaxed at the same time. I still remember whenever I used to be angry or used to argue, I used to shiver. When I was gloomy, my breath was heavy and when I was scared or nervous, I almost used to forget breathing. Emotions used to take control and just as every youngster I also used to flow with the emotions. But after experiencing, this powerful technique called Sudarshan Kriya, I actually could understand the breathing patterns associated with different emotions. Just the awareness of these patterns helped me to become aware of every negative, positive or useless thought .My brain was processing and tossing me from past to future and vice versa.

Sudarshan Kriya, the backbone of Art of Living founded by Sri Sri Ravishankar helped me to get out of the destructive emotional tendencies and be in the present moment and graciously accept the present circumstances. This course is not just designed for removing your toxins and making you the Architect of Your Life but also helps in personal expansion and creating a just and stress-free society because in order to see change in the world, you have to change yourself first. It helped me to realize that the world is inside me, If I changed the world will Automatically change.

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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 life Strengthening Experience of Kanu Priya Rawat

Kanu Priya Rawat, Graphic Designer shares, ” I did my first Sudarshan Kriya in 2006. After doing it, I felt a sense of peace, calmness I never experienced before. Over a period of time, I practiced Sudarshan Kriya by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and I realized lot of changes within me which not only helped me improve my relationships but also helped me make new friends. Before doing Sudarshan Kriya, I used to be a very weak hearted person. I would get upset for days together. I used to react to things spontaneously and it would take me time to balance up my inner self but after doing Sudarshan Kriya I feel effortless to come back to the present moment and I am living my life more positively and enthusiastically.

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 Enthusiastic Experience by Abhijeet Pawar

Abhijeet Pawar, HR Professional shares,” I did my first Sudarshan Kriya in 2009 and from then I continued doing it. I can’t afford missing my Sudarshan Kriya. It flushes out the whole lot of negativity from me. Before Sudarshan Kriya, I was like a lost guy. My life was like a robo – I indulged in the same monotonous routine everyday – going to the college, coming back, doing work and having no fun, it was filled with extreme level of dullness and lethargy. But after Sudarshan Kriya, my life has completely changed.  My work efficiency and my productivity has increased massively. Precisely my life is full of enthusiasm and liveliness . Sudarshan Kriya rocks.

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- Awakening experience by Michael

Michael, Rural Development Researcher shares, “I started doing Sudarshan Kriya four years ago when I was a student. Doing this technique helped me lot to focus and finish off my studies in a much more easier and quicker time. It helped me lot to improve my relationship with my family and friends because I used to get lot of stress from school and college. So Sudarshan Kriya was very helpful in transforming my approach towards life . Now I am working from past two years in India and its been a great help for me to stay away from my home country.- different food, different culture, different people, getting adapted to a different culture and lifestyle is not much of an effort for me now. Sudarshan Kriya has helped me lot to develop my skills professionally and have an improvised public relation. So I am very happy I learnt this technique. It takes just half an hour everyday and I don’t miss one single day.

When I was first introduced to the Sudarshan Kriya, I was seventeen years old I remember saying “Why do I need this technique of breathing, I don’t need, I am happy” I showed a lot of reluctance to doing Kriya. But when I did it for the first time, I started feeling blissful, getting charged with an unimaginable flow of energy and joy. Doing this technique as a young man,  helped me lot to improve my emotional life and live my life with stability. Some people think doing yoga and breathing techniques are boring but they are indeed mistaken instead its full of fun and very dynamic. So its a very beautiful experience.

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 Life Transforming experience of Dhanya P

Dhanya P, HR Executive shares on Sudarshan Kriya, ” Its been eight years I did the Sudarshan Kriya and it really helped me a lot. One thing which I have got with Sudarshan Kriya is that it has helped to gain a lot of confidence and has taught me how to accept myself as I am. I have become more loving and caring to people. It has helped me to be more sensitive to other people. Before that I was very rude and would stick to what I say is right. I learnt ways to accept people and be more sensitive to people. So I have become a better human being. I like Sudarshan Kriya because it nullifies out all the things of the past. It helps me to be free and lively and I can start my day with a smile.

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.