* What is Sudarshan Kriya
* Sudarshan Kriya - Experience the Power of Rhythmic Breathing
* Sudarshan Kriya FAQ
* How To Do Sudarshan Kriya

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
The Art of Living

What is Sudarshan kriya:

Sudarshan Kriya
incorporates specific natural rhythms of the breath which harmonise the body, mind and emotions. This unique breathing technique eliminates stress, fatigue and negative emotions such as anger, frustration and depression, leaving you calm yet energised, focused yet relaxed.

Emotions affect the breathing pattern. For example, when you are:

Angry: Your breath comes in short, quick cycles.
* Sad or upset: Your breath comes in long and deep cycles.

Sudarshan Kriya - Experience the Power of Rhythmic Breathing

Breath is the link between the body and the mind. For example, when you are angry, the breath is short and fast, when sad, the out-breath is long and heavy. So, we can learn to skilfully use the breath to change the way we feel, hence release the negative emotions called stress - anger, anxiety, depression and worry, leaving the mind completely happy, relaxed and energised.

This is where SudarshanKriya comes in. Just as there are rhythms in nature - day and night, season after season, similarly, there is a rhythm in the body, mind and emotions. When these rhythms get disturbed, say due to over-working, food habits or busy lifestyle, we feel stressed, discomfort or get an illness.

Sudarshan Kriya harmonises the whole system cleansing daily and accumulated stresses, one feels happy and healthy again!

Millions of people from all walks of life have been touched by the healing power of the SudarshanKriya. Villagers, corporate employees, housewives, teenagers, trauma victims, soldiers, leaders in business to government officials, prisoners, factory workers, university students and everyone in between, across all continents, all bear testimony to the numerous and varied benefits of this powerful breathing technique.que. 

"We need to do a cleansing process within ourselves. In sleep we get rid of fatigue, but the deeper stresses remain in our body. SudarshanKriya cleanses the system from the inside. The breath has a great secret to offer."- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Reported benefits of regular practice of Sudarshan Kriya include:

Physical health benefits of Sudarshan Kriya

  • Reduces stress
  • Improves health and well-being
  • More energy
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Reduces cholesterol levels

Mental health benefits of Sudarshan Kriya

  • Greater creativity
  • Greater clarity of mind
  • Improves sleep
  • Enhances brain function
  • Improves ability to manage challenging situations

Improved interpersonal relations with Sudarshan Kriya

  • More ease, joy and harmony in personal and work relationships
  • A deeper sense of community
  • Increases awareness both of self and surroundings
  • Improves patience
  • Increases confidence and self-esteem

Psychological benefits of Sudarshan Kriya

  • Relieves depression and anxiety
  • Relief from anxiety and depression (mild, moderate, and severe)

Spiritual benefits of Sudarshan Kriya

  • Enhances yoga and meditation practices
  • Experience a deep inner peace of mind

Sudarshan kriya FAQ:

Q: What happened in those 10 days in Shimoga?

Sri Sri: I just wanted to be in silence. There was an urge to do, to give something to the people. After 10 days, it happened.

Q: Was there a breakthrough, an actual experience of enlightenment?

Sri Sri: No, no. When you're quiet and you start writing a poem, that's how I started teaching. Then it spread by word of mouth.

Q: I joined the 'Art of Living' in the beginning of this year and my health improved. I feel much better doing the exercises. I was diagnosed with breast cancer five years ago and treated myself with good results.

Sri Sri: Research has shown that we have 300 genes in the body, we have 300 DNA genes in the body which are responsible for heart problem, cancer, diabetes and all this, and when we do Sudarshan Kriya and pranayama, this suppresses those genes from being active. I read in an article that a hospital in New York, they have asked the patients to chant 'OM'. They'll make you chant 'OM', make you relax and do some meditation before they treat anybody for heart problem.

Q: How does Sudarshan Kriya help in curing illnesses?

Sri Sri: Sudarshan Kriya helps in preventing many illnesses. A professor who is working on genes in Oslo University, Norway says that there are 300 chromosomes which are responsible for hypertension, cancer etc. And pranayama and Sudarshan Kriya suppress these 300 chromosomes. So, if one keeps practicing these techniques there is less and less chance for getting these illnesses.

Q: What is the difference between yoga and Sudarshan Kriya?

Sri Sri: Unfortunately, yoga is considered as just the physical exercises. It is just a beginning, physical exercise is just one part of it. But, then comes the breath and the mind. Tapping the inner source of energy is important. Yoga is never complete without meditation. Sudarshan Kriya takes you to the deepest meditation where body, mind and breath comes in the rhythm connecting to the source of life deep within.

Q: Do you ever get angry? What is the solution to anger?

Sri Sri: This is a very important question. In the 55 years of my life, I have never said a harsh word. I could not do it. The worst I have ever said is, "You stupid." Sometimes I want to show anger and people don't believe me. That is my problem. Things work better with some anger. Anger is good if you are aware of it. It should last only as long as a line drawn on a water surface lasts. Some carry over anger from the previous day, previous month, or ten years ago. The mind suffers. Get out of anger, frustration, jealousy and greed. Meditation will help. Pranayama, Sudarshan Kriya and yoga are the answers.

How To Do Sudarshan Kriya:

To learn SudarshanKriya, find an Art of Living centre close to you and enrol for an Art of Living course. Sudarshan Kriya is taught only in the course environment by a trained teacher using an audio cassette that contains instructions by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to guide you through the process.Each individual's experience of the Sudarshan Kriya varies as it is a personal experience.

To learn Sudarshan Kriya, you need to:

  • Identify a course in your age group. Art of Living courses are delivered in two formats: 6-days, 2-3 hours during weekdays; half days at weekend; and 3-days format, from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon.

Course                                                    Age Group                    Course Description

ART Excel                                       : 8 to 13 years          : Skill development & stress elimination for children
Youth Empowerment Seminar (YES)      : 14 to 17 years        : Life skills development for young adults
Art of Living Part I                            : 18 years and above : Techniques for better health, happiness &                                                                                              stress-free life
Apex                                               : Corporate houses    : Achieving corporate excellence through better
                                                                                    teamwork and productivity

  • Locate an Art of Living center close to you and find suitable course timings
  • Call the Art of Living teacher to register for the course

Testimonial/research can be found on global website www.artofliving.org

Mr. Uday Krishna


Source: By E-mail (July 17, 2011)

                                                                  IndianFaculty.com: 17/07/2011                                                                 


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