Art of Living at Work Archive

  • Understanding Meditation

    The higher goals in life can only be realized through a few minutes of meditation and introspection. What is meditation? . Mind in the present moment is meditation. Mind that has no hesitation, no anticipation is meditation. Mind that has come back to the source is meditation. Mind that becomes...
  • Knowing the meditator in Sharmila Tagore

    Sharmila Tagore Says Re-energize yourself in 10 minutes An Indian actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Sharmila Tagore is a name that created a wave in the Indian film industry from the 60s to the 80s and still continues to do so. In a brief chat with Divya Sachdev, she shares how meditation...
  • Prakash Padukone’s secret of an Extra Edge for Winning

    Driving, coaching, sports or dealing with kids - Meditation definitely helps! Badminton legend Prakash Padukone believes that meditation adds value in all walks of life. In an interview, he shares how meditation gives you an extra edge in life. Q - Could you share with us your views on meditation? ...
  • A-Z Reasons to Meditate

    Today, if you want to be happy and peaceful, meditation is a necessity. Here are A-Z reasons why you should meditate as shared by meditators. A - Awareness Meditation is complete awareness. It can happen every moment but it has to start with eyes closed!Varun Uniyal, Business Analyst B - Bliss After...
  • How to overcome obstacles in meditation

    #1 Drop all desires & planning The hindrance for meditation is the desire and all your planning to do something. Offer the desire through surrender with the trust, “It it is right for me, it will be done.” Just think it will happen and relax. Surrender means the ability to drop desires...
  • Love seeks to dissolve the identity

    This is continued from the previous post … Q-1 Can you speak on how devotion can transform the ego in order for the Self to be realized? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Listen, what is devotion? It is a state of love. What is ego? It is a sense of separation and a boundary; a wall; an identity. Love...
  • Did you know you could meditate here?

    Three most unusual situations where you can never think one could meditate! Caught up in a life-threatening situation under water or a war between two tribes – what would be the first thought on your mind if you happen to be confronted with any of these critical situations? Most likely, you would...
  • Meditation and Chanting: Timeless technology of ancient seers

    Om namahshivaya, omnamahshivaya- I could not but stop for a few moments listening to the soothing chants coming from a nearby temple. At that moment, my mind was clouded with a lot of disturbing thoughts. Completely mesmerized by the effect of the chants, I felt something pulling me towards them. As...
  • Mind behind Cricket: Take your Game to the Next Level

    Cricket is more than just the bat and field. There is a strong spirit that says, ‘WE WILL WIN THE TROPHY AT THE END OF IT.’ There is a burning desire to make a strong ‘comeback’ in future matches. It is a game that requires constant awareness, focus, skill in strategy planning,...
  • Exam fear is OUT, Cool Confidence is IN!

    “Studies? Oh they are simple!” “I’m not scared of exams anymore!” “Who needs revision? I’ve read it once and I’m done!” No, you are not dreaming. Neither is this student crazy nor are these ideas far-fetched. This has happened to several kids like...
  • Meditation: Invaluable Parenting Guide

    A mother or father is born when the child is born. In that moment when you take your baby in your hands for the first time your baby has already stolen you away from the rest of the world. Just his or her mere entrance in your life changes you totally and even before you know it, you start exhibiting...
  • Meditation: Adding New Dimensions to Corporate Life

    A guiding light for many, Rajita Bagga is an Art of Living faculty member dedicated to helping people explore their full potential. Rajita has worked as a banker for 18 years with a pan Asia responsibility. In September 2010, Rajita quit her banking career and connected herself with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s...
  • You are Fire

    We need to remember that we are fire. However, some ash gets accumulated over the mind. Once you blow the ash away then the fire will rise up and shine brightly. If there are too many worries in your mind, then just say ‘Hmm’ (with slight force), and all that ash that has accumulated on the mind...
  • Hip Toning Yoga Asanas

    The hips are taken to task along with the back on those long work hours, this can cause stiffness in the hips. Exercising without proper stretches, body joint problems and back injuries can also cause stiffness in the hips. The stiffness in the hips can reduces the blood circulation and energy flow through...
  • As You Sow, So Shall You Reap

    "Te pratiprasavah heyah sukshmaha"(II Sutra 10) te = these; pratiprasava  = become inactive; heyaha = destroyed; sukshmaha = subtle "When these become inactive and destroyed, then the mind becomes subtle." Then you make them subtle, subtle and subtle. They let you come back...
  • Yoga Poses to Beat the Monday Morning Blues

    Weekend, the best time of the week when worst coffee would taste better and the gloomiest day seem brighter, when nothing can tarnish your good mood. Everything is just perfect because it’s the WEEKEND! But as we say "change is constant"; weekend had to change into a weekday and Sunday...
  • The Guru-Disciple Relationship

    Have you noticed when you find something beautiful, or when you love something? You want to hold on to it and possess it. Trying to possess love robs the beauty in love and makes love ugly. Then, that same love gives you pain. Whenever you love somebody, you try to dictate terms to them. In a subtle...
  • The stories of Shravani, Tattvamasi & Jyoti

    This article is a part of the series on a free school run by the Art of Living volunteers in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. Shravani : Bubbly, Smiling, Meditating! My journey to cover the story of a special girl, Shravani, brought me to Guntur, Andra Pradesh. The aroma of fresh food reached my nostrils as...
  • The Perfect Relationship

    If you know how to row a boat, you can row any boat. But if you don’t know how to row, changing boats isn’t going to help. Similarly, changing a relationship does not solve the issue. Sooner or later, you will be in the same situation in any other relationship. Most people look elsewhere for a...
  • Yoga - From The Eye Of An Investor

    “Mutual Funds are sub­ject to mar­ket risk. Please read the offer doc­u­ment care­fully before invest­ing”. Aren’t we familiar with the above lines? The disclaimer which finds its place on all mutual fund policies, investment bonds, shares. This is not to discourage...
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