Art of Living at Work Archive

  • Tapping Creativity Through Meditation

    The more we ; we bring out creativity and happiness. See, creativity is already present in every point in consciousness and it can be evoked. If there is no creativity, then you cannot bring it from somewhere. It is like applying the heat to pop the corn and it becomes popcorn. Similarly, there is inherent...
  • Health Tips for Pregnant Women

    Pregnancy brings with it excitement as well as lots of changes in the body and mind. A few tips on enjoying this beautiful period with more happiness and comfort. So, the good news is here: you are pregnant! And you sure are pretty excited. The very feeling of a new life blossoming in you is inexplicable....
  • 6 Reasons Why Your Meditation Might Not Work

    Nancy and Anisha are best friends. They are so close that one blindly follows the other. One day, Anisha joins a meditation course. Naturally, Nancy too wants to do the same, but her work hours clash with the course timings. Unable to join the class, Nancy starts observing Anisha meditate – sitting...
  • Mind and Meditation

    "Have you observed what is happening in your mind every moment? It vacillates between the past and the future. It is either in the past, occupied with what has happened, or in the future thinking about what you have to do. Knowledge is being aware of this phenomenon of the mind -- of what is happening...
  • Mullah Nasruddin and Flavors of Success

    Mullah Nasruddin is a satirical Sufi figure whose name is used in numerous stories to add a touch of wit and humor. His funny anecdotes make people burst into fits of laughter. Different people, same goals – Success, . What is a measure of success? Money, power, fame, or a happy family, everlasting...
  • Take A Break, Meditate!

    ‘Give me a break!’ screams the mind as we rush towards finishing a list of to-dos: work meetings, home responsibilities, ‘me’ time! There is constant roller coaster of emotions: joy, frustration and stress. Before you know it, there is the next set of responsibilities to look...
  • Meditators’ speak: 7 Songs of Innocence

    “When the mind transcends the senses, it comes back to its true nature which is innocence – in no sense.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Beauty is best expressed in the song of the heart. The following verses capture these magical reflections of a few people-of-the- grown-up-world for...
  • 11 Ways for a Glowing Skin Naturally

    “Beauty is an inner phenomenon. Beauty is not in objects, not in people, not even in the eyes of the beholder. It lies in the heart of every person,” says Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, and this beauty in the heart reflects so naturally as radiance and a glow on the person’s face. Beauty goes...
  • Mindfulness with Meditation : Be a Witness to Life

    Have we noticed how deeply engrossed we can be in an interesting movie? We identify ourselves with the characters on screen to the extent that we get angry at their follies and cry at their losses! We enjoy the movie thoroughly, yet there is an awareness (read mindfulness) that we are just spectators...
  • Meditation – A Free Fall into Yourself

    Shreya Chugh, an Art of Living teacher for youth courses and an avid adventure sports enthusiast, shares with Eben Felix her love for the sport and how meditation has helped enhance the thrill for her passion. Standing high on a rock…high enough to smell the clouds…a bungee tied to your...
  • Have You Made These New Year Resolutions?

    It’s December again … New Year is round the corner … time again to make some promises to ourselves … you stare at the blank paper … gradually jotting down your resolutions one by one … but what’s the next thought? “I hope I am able to keep up to these...
  • Flavors of Meditation

    It could be licking your favorite ice cream on a hot Sunday afternoon or watching the sunset on a white sand beach. Your meditation experience can be compared to anything, absolutely anything random on this planet! We spoke to a few meditators who drew some very interesting analogies between their meditation...
  • Designing Beautiful Lives

    An artist by profession, Poonam Tandon worked for a short while in a visual media company as a user interface designer. But she found more satisfaction and fulfillment in designing people’s lives beautiful by teaching them meditation. And this is exactly what she has been doing since 1999. She...
  • Tenali Raman Stories on Secrets of Happiness

    Tenali Ramakrishna, fondly remembered as Tenali Raman, was a 16th-century court poet at the Vijayanagara Empire in India. He hailed from a town called Tenali. He is remembered even today for his extraordinary wit, brilliance and wisdom. What is it that we want in life? We may have a long list ready...
  • ‘Consciousness is very ancient; the mind is older than the stones’

    This is continued from the previous post … Q-1: What is Samadhi? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: ‘Dhi’ means the intellect and ‘Samadhi’ means where the mind is in total equanimity; where your whole system is in total balance, that is called Samadhi. Body, mind, spirit, everything...
  • Meditation in the Art of Filmmaking

    In conversation with Kunal Deshmukh Having embarked on his Bollywood filmmaking career with two films, 30-year-old Kunal Deshmukh says his struggle is common to most. In a chat with Divya Sachdev, Kunal shares how meditation helps him plan, visualize and tap into his creative energies. Meditation also...
  • Bringing Harmony Into Your Being With Meditation!

    The word 'health' in Sanskrit means to be established in one’s self. The body, mind and spirit have to be in harmony. We have seven layers to our existence, that is body, breath, mind, intellect, memory, ego and the self. So, we need to learn about all these and the techniques to keep them...
  • What is the need to meditate?

    Q- Why is there such a need for meditation in today’s society, in today’s life? Sri Sri: You know, if you look into the benefits that meditation brings into your life, we feel it is all the more relevant, all the more needed. In ancient times, meditation was used for enlightenment, to find...
  • Meditate for a Healthy Lifestyle

    How do I know I am living a healthy lifestyle? How high is my quotient? How can I improve it? Isn’t this something that we all wonder about at some point in life? The way you live your life determines your lifestyle. There is something that can definitely help you improve your healthy lifestyle...
  • Tenali Raman Stories and Secrets of Marriage

    What is it that comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘marriage’? Two people, whose hearts and minds are united, who care for each other and who share a sacred bond nourished by love, companionship and faith, isn’t it? However, have you seen sometimes that your marriage might not...
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