Art of Living at Work Archive

  • Youth getting into meditation

    Gone are the days when meditation and yoga were the business of the elderly. Today, many schools and colleges are organizing optional yoga and meditation classes for children to cope up with increasing stress. And the best part is that the younger generation actively takes part in it. "I joined...
  • How Yoga Can Keep You From Joint Pain

    Do your knee joint or wrists or shoulders ache when doing trivial things? Is the pain in your joints limiting you from enjoying life the way you wish to? Are you tired of popping painkillers multiple times a day? If you said yes for either of these questions, you've obviously have had enough and...
  • Opening doors of opportunity

    The Sri Sri Rural Development Programme has set up training institutes in Solan, Himachal Pradesh, with the idea of channelizing the energy of the youth in a productive direction as a step toward rooting out substance abuse. Beginning with the Sri Sri Computer Education Institute in 2009, the programme...
  • Building Courage With Meditation

    Would you like to be more courageous in life? Have you been too scared to take a leap into a better future for yourself? Often in challenging times we resort to the safe and familiar ways of reacting and afterwards regret that we weren't more courageous. Isn't this true? Like when you have the...
  • 30 min of Yoga a Day Keeps Exam Tension Away

    By Hetal Mehta Preparing for exams? Include a few minutes of yoga posture practice and breathing techniques (pranayama) in the daily schedule and reap benefits of a calm and focused mind on the D-Day. A bright young girl, with sparkling eyes full of enthusiasm, marched up to me and said, “I am...
  • Sparkling eyes for Facebook users

    Spending hours on your laptop does not probably leave you enough time to take care of that precious face of yours, which practically talks more about you than Facebook! They say, "Your eyes are the window of your soul!" How much effort do we put in to make sure the windows are strong and clean...
  • 9 Exclusive Ways To Becoming A Smart Shopper

    Who doesn’t feel the need to shop?Stores stand tall because we alone cannot meet all our needs; we depend on them. The whole mechanism works perfectly fine as long as we know what to buy and when to buy. But how often are we aware of this? Shopaholics indulge in shopping for more than they want...
  • Experiencing Thoughtlessness

    Patanjali Yoga Sutra Knowledge Sheet 44 Contd. from (I Sutra 47) “Nirvachara vaisharadye adhyatma prasadaha” Nirvichara = thoughtless, a state of being hollow and empty; vaisharadye = undisturbed pure flow; adhyatma = spiritual; prasadaha = grace “The experience of the state of...
  • A Vegetarian Meditation Challenge

    For most of us, eating non-vegetarian food could mean anything, from simply being a belief to being a way of pampering our taste buds. And, of course, we don’t find anything wrong in it either; after all, it’s hard to resist a non-vegetarian dish once we have tasted its succulent flavors. Times...
  • 10 Myths About Meditation

    With close to six billion minds active from moment to moment, there are endless streams of thoughts on every aspect of creation. Some thoughts perceive reality the way it is, some are imagination and some are simple misconceptions. While there are myths about many topics, one of the most popular one...
  • Overcome Smoking with Yoga

    Smoking kills. The cigarette smoke that you inhale carries more than 4000 chemicals, of which at least 250 are known to be harmful and more than 50 are known to cause cancer. According to a fact sheet published by WHO, tobacco kills nearly 6 million people each year. More than five million of these...
  • Ultimate Meditators' Menu

    Have you ever thought that the food you eat may be the secret to deeper meditation? Here's a food guide designed exclusively to help meditators go deeper.  Have you ever had one of those days where you sit to meditate but you feel sleepy or are bombarded by nothing other than...
  • Want To Be A Child Again?

    The first step out of bed and we let our minds fly to the rest of the day, making plans, mentally preparing for that presentation, being utterly restless. You nibble food but what you ingest is tight schedules and a pile of plans. Your body is there but your mind is far away in a meeting that is to...
  • Paderu – A mountain of knowledge

    You may say he’s a dreamer! He is a father, so he knows the importance of earning a living for his family. He was about to leave for work when he stopped suddenly. He saw his young children scribbling on the wall of bamboos covered with cow dung and clay at the entrance. “I can’t read English. I asked...
  • From weeds to good deeds

    Confessions of Shantha Kumar : a former, habituated addict He was barely 21 when he was hailed as an ace fashion photographer. He was barely 21 when he became a chain smoker. He was barely 21 when lung cancer came knocking on his door. "One Monday morning, as I was riding in high speed to college,...
  • Young Achievers of Uttarakhand

    Hope is not lost yet in the flood-ravaged Uttarakhand as thousands of youth volunteers of the Art of Living join hands for path breaking action. Their steely resolve to bring about an effective change, exemplifies their indomitable human spirit. They are the new heroes of Uttarakhand, raring...
  • A Doctor Heals the Hills

    As Uttarakhand reeled under the onslaught of floods, an anatomy professor at the Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali Government Medical College, who also happens to be an Art of Living faculty, started relief operations in Srinagar and surrounding areas. His name is Dr Harish Chaturvedi. "The devastation...
  • The Ten Days That Changed Their Lives

    As Sumeet Dayma, Tushar Bhamare, Abhishek Joshi and Vilas Sonawane from Nasik, Maharashtra watched the horrific aftermath of the Uttarakhand Floods unfold on TV, a burning desire to leave the comfort of their homes and reach out to the thousands of affected people gripped their hearts. The very...
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