Each individual possesses the ability to calm the mind, relax the body and energize the entire system within minutes. Yet while we are all capable of reaching a calm, relaxed mental state, few of us harness the power of our breath to take us there. The Art of Living Foundation (AOLF) is committed to introducing individuals to the secret of centered, calm living through beneficial breathing.
Enjoyed by people of all backgrounds, faiths and traditions, the Foundation’s programs have changed the lives of an estimated 25 million individuals in over 140 countries.
The cornerstone of the Art of Living programs is an innovative breathing technique called the “Sudarshan Kriya®”, which uses specific rhythms of breath to detoxify cells and infuse the body with energy. Along with this powerful technique, the course educates participants about the mind and provides tools to manage negativity. The 16-20 hour course, taught over four consecutive sessions allows individuals to overcome the stresses in daily life and experience living with greater ease and success.
Developed in 1981, independent studies of this breathing technique have demonstrated its ability to lower cortisol (the “stress hormone”) and cholesterol, and to provide relief from depression and other symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder such as insomnia, fear, anxiety and grief.