- More than 700 people in a talk with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Aachen -
It was a fully packed auditorium of Einhard Gymnasium, as Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Saturday night (September 22nd) visited Aachen for the first time.
With the currently best-known yoga master, internationally renowned ambassador of peace and wisdom teacher, he addressed visitors not only from Germany, but also participants from neighboring countries such as Belgium,the Netherlands and France.
In the talk, the founder of Art of Living, explained in a clear way, how in our hectic fast paced society much needed relaxation for more satisfaction and better health is possible. With lots of humor Sri Sri Ravi Shankar demonstrated by the example of a mobile phone that just like the mobile phone, our mind has so many "programs" and they are turned on, and we no longer know how to regulate them as we want.
Millennia-old relaxation techniques from the treasure of yoga help you to learn more peace and balance in everyday life and the visitors then had the opportunity to explore the effects and advantages directly in a meditation with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
The visitors were impressed and so after the lecture two course programs were held at the Novotel in Aachen, where participants were delved deeper into the age-old knowledge of a happy, contented life and could learn from Sri Sri Ravi Shankar himself. Health & Happiness Workshop participants learned valuable breathing techniques, combined with yoga and meditations as well as practical tips that can be easily integrated into everyday life and help in finding inner peace and more energy. In the course "The Art of Living - The Art of Breathing" Sudarshan Kriya was conveyed. This is a world famous rhythmic breathing technique and is instrumental in stress reduction and revitalizing effect, which helped millions of people to increase relaxation and joy.
About the Art of Living Foundation
The Art of Living Foundation (AOLF) was founded in 1981 by HH Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and operates in over 150 countries. It is one of the largest independent, humanitarian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the world. The AOLF holds a special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN), and is active in numerous other international bodies and committees in the areas of health, education and sustainable development. The priorities include aid projects in developing countries, trauma and stress management in crisis areas and rehabilitation programs for victims of violence and prison inmates. In addition, yoga and meditation classes are offered. A key component is the Sudarshan Kriya™, a health-promoting breathing technique.
About Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a universally revered spiritual and humanitarian peace ambassador. His vision of a violence- free, stress-free society through the reawakening of human values has inspired millions of people globally to broaden their spheres of responsibility and work towards the betterment of the world.
For three decades, Sri Sri has been engaged in:
• Promoting human values
• Building communal unity
• Encouraging social responsibility
• Fostering interfaith harmony
• Spearheading humanitarian causes
Sri Sri‘s work sees him addressing audiences of diverse nationalities and backgrounds, including the United Nations, prison inmates, corporate management teams, ailing farmers and school children. It is also not an uncommon sight to see people from warring nations sitting side-by-side in one of Sri Sri’s programmes or addresses. As an ambassador of peace, Sri Sri plays a key role in conflict resolution and spreads his vision of nonviolence at public forums and gatherings world-wide. Regarded as a neutral figure with the principle agenda of peace, he represents hope to people in conflict.
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