What we're about
At any moment, see what your mind is doing. It is going into the past or the future. It is angry about the past or anxious about the future, isn't it? When this oscillation of the mind stops, THAT is when you get in touch with the source of energy, which is YOU. All the human values that we treasure and cherish - Happiness, Joy, Love, Compassion, Caring, Friendliness, Enthusiasm, Creativity, Relationships - can only be lived and experienced in the present. But, when we are caught up in the chatter of the mind, we are not in the present and unable to fully experience the LIFE which is always happening NOW - when at work, we think of family and when with family, we think of work etc. like instruments playing out of tune creating noise than melodious music. Our mind is scattered and pulled/pushed in so many directions - this creates tremendous pressure and stress in our minds and we are unable to enjoy or be effective in whatever we do. Most of our lives go like this, isn't it?
How can we live our lives fully, happily? How can we consolidate all the loose ends of our existence so we are happy, effective and fulfilled in the moment itself - like the melodious music created by instruments playing in harmony? This is where a little bit of knowledge about our human existence, nature of mind and breath makes a big, big difference in our lives. It brings cheer, freshness, and we become so alive and childlike. The breath is our best friend - it's always with us. And yet, we hardly know about it. What's more... it holds timeless secrets to our health, peace of mind, well-being and to managing stress very effectively in our day-to-day lives.
"There is a great secret in the breath. We have an in-built ability to calm the mind, heal the body, and energize the whole system in minutes. The secret is in the breath.
It is a birthright of every human being to have a violence-free society, disease-free body, quiver-free breath, confusion-free mind, inhibition-free intellect, trauma-free memory and sorrow-free soul."
--His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Spiritual leader and Founder of Art of Living Foundation
Come, learn and practice the principles of a happy, healthy life with Yoga, Breathing techniques, Meditation and practical Wisdom for our modern-day world - to total wellness of a healthy body and a stress-free mind.
150 countries - 300 million people - 25 years - Largest NGO.
The Art of Living Foundation is a nonprofit 501c3 educational and humanitarian organization in the US since 1989, dedicated to empowering the Individuals, with Service and Disaster relief programs in over 150 countries all over the world. Please visit our website (http://www.artofliving.org) for more info about the Foundation, Courses offered and Service projects around the world.