Power of the Breath: Sudarshan Kriya
We need to do a cleansing process within ourselves. In sleep we get rid of fatigue, but the deeper stresses remain in our body. Sudarshan Kriya cleanses the system from the inside. The breath has a great secret to offer.”–Sri Sri
Developed by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the Sudarshan Kriya® is the core component of the Art of Living Course. The Sudarshan Kriya infuses the body with energy and harmonizes the natural rhythms of the body, mind and emotions.
It uses specific rhythms of breath to re-establish balance in life as it simultaneously floods the cells of the body with oxygen and energy.
A powerful practice that combines ancient knowledge with the rhythms of the breath, it has a profound effect on the mind, body and spirit.
In order to understand the enormous health implications of the Sudarshan Kriya, one must understand the relationship between the breath, the mind, the emotions, and the body.
The Kriya links the breath to the mind-body system in a specific way, that rids the system of accumulated stress and toxins, releasing negative emotions and rejuvenating the body.
Over 2 Million people worldwide, have enjoyed the benefits of the Art of Living Course and the powerful Sudarshan Kriya technique.
In 1998 and 1999, Sudarshan Kriya gained even greater recognition when medical studies & research confirming its benefits were published.
These findings demonstrate that Sudarshan Kriya:
- Reduces levels of stress (reduces Cortisol, the “stress hormone”)
- Relieves depression and anxiety
- Restores normal sleep patterns
- Increases health, well-being and peace of mind – Kriya increases EEG alpha and prolactin, the “well-being” hormone
Course participants commonly report:
- Greater ease and joy in personal relationships
- Increased fulfillment in work
- Deeper sense of community and belonging to society
- Enriched spiritual life
All Courses are open to people from all walks of life, religions, societies and cultures.