The Art of Living conducts several self-development and stress elimination programs 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 programs 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 programs, the Art of Living has made available to the masses ancient practices that were kept exclusive. Meditation, and other techniques which make the mind calm, focused, and alert.
The programs 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 programs to cater to every age group, and section of society. The core programs offered by the Art of Living include Art of Living Course Part I, Art of Living Course Part II, Breath-Water-Sound Program 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 wisdom for practical, and rational applications.
More than 100 million people worldwide have undergone the Art of Living workshops. The stories of transformation are remarkable, 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 programs. 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!