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Art of Living Yoga for Sri Lanka’s Schools

May 15, 2012 at 1:45 PM PST


kids_0In a historic initiative in Sri Lanka, The Art of Living’s Colombo city chapter has launched its Health and Wellness charity initiative for school students in the Northern Province. This would be the very first such specific initiative for students in a region that has seen war, misery, depression and large scale displacement of people for over 25 years.

As part of this new initiative over 25,000 students, teachers and educationists across Jaffna, Point Pedro, Killinochchi, Mullaitivu and other towns will now learn the fundamentals of the Art of Living Yoga. However since 2005 a …

Sri Lanka’s first Yoga Festival by The Art of Living

Feb 6, 2012 at 1:28 PM PST



The second half of 2012 is to see the spectacular launch of Sri Lanka’s first ever international Yoga Festival organized by the Art of Living Foundation in Sri Lanka. Scheduled to be held from July to December 2012, the theme of the Yoga Festival “Yoga everyday keeps the doctor away!” is creatively designed with the nourishing red apple as the brand ambassador for the event. This initiative is organized in aid of the children’s homes supported by the Foundation.

While people would primarily learn and take home the life-supporting …

Yoga Workshop Comes to an End Today

Dec 24, 2011 at 2:42 PM PST


Hyderabad. December 24, 2011. A yoga workshop for addressing obesity, which began on 21st November concluded at Sri Sri Bhavan, Khairatabad today. Thirty-seven people took part in the workshop conducted by noted Ayurveda physician Dr. Patanjali Mishra of The Art of Living. The workshop included yoga postures, different kinds of pranayamas (breathing techniques) and meditation along with an understanding of food.

The Sri Sri Yoga Course established clearly that correct practice of yoga, combined with right lifestyle, can restore the balance of the body, and …

Yoga and Pranayama

Sep 10, 2011 at 2:38 PM PST

pranayamWhat is Yoga Breathing or Pranayama?

‘Prana’ refers to the universal life force and ‘ayama’ means to regulate or lengthen. Prana is the vital energy needed by our physical and subtle layers, without which the body would perish. It is what keeps us alive. Pranayama is the control of prana through the breath. These techniques rely on breathing through the nostrils.

Prana flows through thousands of subtle energy channels called ‘nadis’ and energy centers called ‘chakras’. The quantity and quality of prana and the way it flows through …

You were born a yogi !!

Aug 11, 2011 at 2:48 PM PST


You Were Born A Yogi, Don’t You Remember?

The only beings (other than liberated souls) that are in harmony with themselves, i.e they are at home anywhere and don’t care who is watching, are babies and children. And yoga naturally manifests in their supple bodies.

It is quite common to observe children performing yoga asanas or yoga mudras that support their physical and mental development.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar says children are born yogis. “There is a talk that Guruji gives about how children perform different asanas …

Yoga for children : playing in childhood’s sun

Jul 30, 2010 at 2:10 PM PST


By Hetal Mehta

Bringing up a child in today’s stressed world that has constant pressures thrown from all sides, is full of challenges for most parents. Yoga offers good solutions to parenting kids and nurturing human values in them. Sharing and caring becomes their nature. Children learn to respect and honor everything they have.

Every child loves to explore things and ask many questions. Yoga is the path to an unexplored and adventurous world for children and parents. It calms and relaxes the mind, inspiring enthusiasm and creativity to handle …

Yoga Wear | Secrets for choosing the right yoga clothes

Jul 27, 2010 at 2:05 PM PST


The main objective of choosing the right yoga wear is so you can just forget about it during yoga practice. At dawn, when the rest of the world is still and quiet, I reserve special yoga-time for a series of gentle Sri Sri yoga asanas, pranayamas (yoga breathing techniques) and meditation. It is a sacred two hours of peace before I start the day. Paying attention to simple details like which yoga clothes to wear helps to keep this time focused on what is most important – the …

Yoga and Creativity: Catch the wave!

Jul 23, 2010 at 2:00 PM PST


By Marilyn Galan

Creativity is like the breaking waves at the ocean’s surf. The surfer waits for the right wave and when it materializes, the surfer latches on, riding its crest until the destination. When the big wave of creativity comes in with a rush of ideas, yoga can give you the skill to surf. Grab these yoga-inspired ideas like a surfer’s gear and get ready for your next big creative wave.

Start the day with yoga

Dawn marks a new day’s creation. Morning is a …

The Yoga of Eating

Jul 18, 2010 at 1:56 PM PST


By Babeeta Chhabra

As I sit down to eat the khichdi I made (a light rice and lentil porridge), filled with delightful veggies, topped with melted ghee and ground pepper, I watch the steam rise from my plate in sheer contentment… It is a cold mid-November day. I glazed down at the plate feeling the warmth of the food in my tummy. Normally when I am absolutely famished, I can completely devour the contents of my plate, hardly taking time to breathe. But today was different. I was feeling …

Types of Food

Jul 10, 2010 at 1:46 PM PST

There are three Types of Food:

Sattvic Food

  • Sattvic foods are those which purify the body and calm the mind
  • Cooked food that is consumed within 3-4 hours can be considered sattvic
  • Examples – Fresh fruits, green leafy vegetables, nuts, grains and fresh milk

Rajasic Food

  • They stimulate the body and mind into action. In excess, these foods can cause hyperactivity, restlessness, anger, irritability, and sleeplessness
  • Overly tasty foods are Rajasic
  • Examples – Spicy food, onion, garlic, tea, coffee and fried food

Tamasic Food

  • Tamasic foods are those which dull the mind and bring about inertia, confusion and disorientation
  • Stale or reheated food, oily or heavy food and food containing …