Art of Living at Work Archive

  • Benefits of Meditation

      Physical Benefits of Meditation With meditation, the physiology undergoes a change and every cell in the body is filled with more prana (energy). This results in joy, peace, enthusiasm as the level of prana in the body increases. On a physical level, meditation: Lowers high blood pressure Lowers...
  • How To Do Sun Salutation

    Sun Salutation – The Perfect Yoga Workout If you are pressed for time and looking for a single mantra to stay fit, here’s the answer. A set of 12 powerful yoga asanas (postures) that provide a good cardiovascular workout in the form of Surya Namaskar. Literally translated to sun salutation,...
  • Yoga to Relieve Constipation

    Yet another day and I truly hope it's different. No more frequent stomach pain, no more difficulty in passing motion, no more headaches throughout the day, could this really be possible? I mean, it's just getting so annoying by the day – this whole feeling of being constipated. And I really...
  • Yoga : What is Yoga?

    What is Yoga? If you think of people in seemingly impossible and weirdly twisted poses when you think of "Yoga", then you may have an inkling of what yoga is, just an inkling that's it. Yoga is much more than those poses. Derived from the Sankrit word "yuj" which means "to...
  • Meditation For Peace Of Mind

    Respond Instead of React Have you observed your mind when turbulent situations arise? These situations trigger powerful emotions in us. When emotions are on a high, the tendency is to react and be impulsive. Further, we can get very easily carried away by our emotions and our awareness of the present...
  • Environmental Sustainability

    The Art of Living Foundation, with its roots in spirituality, has nurtured a deep respect for our planet in thousands of people around the world. The earth may be made up of rocks, sand and water, but spirituality can help us to perceive our planet as a living vibrant entity, responding to our care and...
  • Violence-Free and Stress-Free Society

    Sri Sri Launches Violence Free Stress Free Canada Meditate Canada Working with our First Nations Communities         Yogathon Canada   Simply put, any service or program...
  • Care for Children

    The Care for Children program is a service project of the Art of Living Foundation and was founded in 1981 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.  It was during the construction of the first Art of Living International Centre in Udayapura village, Bangalore, India, that Sri Sri noticed the many small children...
  • Sukshma Yoga Exercises to Relax you in 7 Minutes

    Are there days when you want to pull your hair apart, grind your teeth, and tighten your fist? Well, tighten your fist more. In fact, tighten your whole body. Breathe out, squeeze your stomach in, frown and purse your lips together. And now, let go with a 'haa' sound. What did you enjoy more?...
  • Benefits of Yoga

    Top 10 Yoga Benefits Weight loss, a strong and flexible body, glowing beautiful skin, peaceful mind, good health – whatever you may be looking for, yoga has it on offer. However, very often, yoga is only partially understood as being limited to asanas (yoga poses). As such, its benefits are only...
  • Yoga for Seniors - Gentle Exercises

    Dinesh Kashikar, teacher, shares tips on how yoga can help seniors age with grace. We are as young as we feel! Yoga asanas tone up the body, keep our internal organs and the hormonal system in balance, and refreshes the mind and spirit. Hence, it is essential for people of all ages to practice yoga...
  • Tree Planting community outreach in Mississauga, Canada

     The Art of Living Mississauga community outreach service projects in partnership with City of Mississauga Tree planting is considered one the most effective to help preserve and sustain our urban forest and its the best way to reduce the greenhouse gases from the environment.   Art...
  • First Prison Program

    Montreal, 27 August 2007 – The Art of Living Foundation launched it's Canadian Prison Program in August,2007, at the St. Lawrence Valley Correctional and Treatment Centre in Brockville, Ontario, where 21 residents participated in the first Prison Program offered in Canada. Dr. Colin Cameron, the...
  • Deepening Roots

    Deepening Roots was created in 2005 by volunteers from The Art of Living to offer youth a unique, experience-based approach to sustainable agriculture and leadership. Deepening Roots brings together educators in the fields of permaculture, health and wellness, meditation and leadership development to...
  • Stand Up and Take Action

    Youth leaders from the Art of Living Foundation joined the United Nation’ s STAND UP TAKE ACTION Campaign in October 2008 in an effort to raise awareness of the UN Millennium Development Goals. This collective effort empowered more than two thousand students and young professionals across Canada...