The Art of Living Course is taught over six consecutive sessions for a total of 18-22 hours with
each session lasting approximately three hours. The course format usually includes weekday
evenings and two weekend mornings.
According to the science of breath 80 to 90 percent of the toxins from the body are eliminated
through the breath. The average individual uses only 35 percent of their lung capacity. A
greater understanding and skillful use of the breath can transform one’s mental and emotional
state and signi?cantly improve the overall quality of one’s life.
A stressed mind tends to swing between future events and past actions – either in worry,
anxiety, or regret. This constant vacillation creates unrest and unease in the mind and body.
The Art of Living Course provides the individual with concrete tools that enable one to reduce
the e?ects of stress on the system and function more fully in the present moment, with
dynamism, peace, and joy.
Sudarshan Kriya incorporates specific natural rhythms of the breath which harmonize the body, mind and emotions. This unique breathing technique eliminates stress, fatigue and negative emotions such as anger, frustration and depression, leaving you calm yet energized, focused yet relaxed.
This course features Sudarshan Kriya™, a breathing technique that uses specific rhythms of
breath to detoxify every cell of the body and infuse it with energy. The course, which combines
additional breathing techniques, meditation, knowledge about the mind and how to manage
negativity, as well as other interactive processes, provides the experience of how to live with ease
and success in a stressful world.
Upon completion of the Art of Living Course, participants receive a home practice consisting
of Sudarshan Kriya and other breathing techniques, which comprise a comprehensive
breathing program. Course participants report that with regular practice (15-20 minutes a
day), there is a vast improvement in energy levels, greater ease in interpersonal relationships,
increased ability to work under pressure, greater joy, as well as increased creativity and mental
Benefits of Sudarshan Kriya
Reported benefits of regular practice of Sudarshan Kriya include:
Physical health benefits of Sudarshan Kriya
- Reduces stress
- Improves health and well-being
- More energy
- Strengthens immune system
- Reduces cholesterol levels
Mental health benefits of Sudarshan Kriya
- Greater creativity
- Greater clarity of mind
- Improves sleep
- Enhances brain function
- Improves ability to manage challenging situations
Improved interpersonal relations with Sudarshan Kriya
- More ease, joy and harmony in personal and work relationships
- A deeper sense of community
- Increases awareness both of self and surroundings
- Improves patience
- Increases confidence and self-esteem
Psychological benefits of Sudarshan Kriya
- Relieves depression and anxiety
- Relief from anxiety and depression (mild, moderate, and severe)
Spiritual benefits of Sudarshan Kriya
- Enhances yoga and meditation practices
- Experience a deep inner peace of mind