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Breathing Benefits
We’ve all heard the phrase “Take a deep breath.” Maybe we’ve even noticed how our breath changes depending on how we feel: short and shallow when stressed, deeper when we’re relaxed. It changes when ...

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Yogi Mom
What’s the first thing I do as soon as my kids fall asleep? Do the dishes? Fold the laundry?  Start cooking dinner? NO WAY! I unroll my yoga mat next to the bed where ...
Meditation
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Basket Process – Being in the Present
I would like to share an interesting process I learned from Sri Sri and have been using for the past few months to be in the present moment. It is a type of meditation ...
Lifestyle
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Are You Serving or Being Served? – The beauty of seva 
For thousands of years sages have passed on spiritual knowledge to their students.  However, this knowledge was often given only after years of penance (tapas) and service (seva).  I feel lucky and blessed to ...

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As we fearlessly charge into the Tibetan YEAR OF THE HORSE, let us resolve to emulate the equine spirit of courage and gentleness, facing the coming times and our physical incarnation’s eventual destiny:  parting from this physical body. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar reminds us that recognizing our own body’s ...
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This story took place in Iqaluit, an Inuit Community in Northern Canada. The names have been changed to preserve privacy. When the Art of Living Course ended, I returned back to the home where I was staying with my two hosts. Emma and Jessica were both participants in the ...
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“Are we there yet?” “How much longer until we …….?” These questions will sound familiar to anyone who spends time with young children. Hi, I’m Amy, and for 17 of my 24 years as part of the Art of Living Foundation, I have also been a Montessori elementary school ...
ancient wisdom
This is a simple story from my mother, who lives in Kolkata, India.  It illustrates a basic point of the Art of Giving – when we give to others, that generosity of spirit returns to us manifold. Shobha is my mother’s maid.  She and her husband, Borun, live in ...
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  Life expands exponentially when your heart is open to love! Early in the morning, with a very cold wind, the ground was frozen so solid it would not even crunch when stepped on. I boarded a plane from Dulles to San Francisco with only the moon and stars ...
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This is a true story that occurred from September to December, 2013. In September 2013, my lab results showed: Triglycerides over 280 (normal range 0 -125). Total cholesterol 191 (normal range <200). Liver SGOT (AST) 71 (normal range 0 – 40), Liver SGPT (ALT) 111 (normal range 0 to ...
inner transformation
  While I  on a social networking site, I saw my friend’s status as “Evolution is the Divine’s Way of Issuing Software Upgrades.”  My reply to her was, “What about bugs?”  She said very aptly, “We have Meditation.” Her reply ignited the thought in me that so many people work ...