Art of Living at Work Archive

  • 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...
  • 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  but you feel sleepy or are bombarded by nothing other than a zillion...
  • 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...
  • Reaching Out & Catching Them Young

    This article is a part of the series on a free school run by the Art of Living volunteers in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. The stout, medium stature lady, exuding an arresting personality, makes her way purposefully towards the sprawling campus of the Sri Sri Seva Mandir, nestling against the backdrop of...
  • Nurturing the Abandoned

    This article is a part of the series on a free school run by the Art of Living volunteers in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. A small cold finger poked me awake, jerking me out of my woolly dreams on that cool morning. I struggled to open my eyes against the first rays of the morning sun. Standing by my bed...
  • The Little Angels

    This article is a part of the series on a free school run by the Art of Living volunteers in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. Shankar Nachiketa A small slender figure peeped shyly from behind Madam Maa, his eyes wide with wonder and curiosity, eager to strike a conversation. Maa gently pulls him out, urges...
  • Serving with Passion

    “When you are a child, you are a little bit of everything – a poet, a dancer, a student, a teacher, a leader, a scientist, a sportsman, an actor...” says Virat, while we catch him on a bright Sunday morning at the Bangalore Ashram, “I guess I just chose to remain all those roles even now, and added one...
  • Girish Gowda: The tagline of the course attracted me

    He knew he wanted to quit. He underwent all the possible techniques and ways to give up. He would fail every time. What failed him was his own mind. Those twenty seconds of his life where the mind craves and there is intensity for that one puff. His urge was on the pinnacle, the withdrawal tendency symptom...
  • Freedom Beyond Bars

    Splashing the water on his face from the slow running tap, the breaking dawn rays pierces in his eyes, waking him up to the just-another day. He takes a bath, wears normal white clothes and a Gandhi cap. Sitting inside a block, he stares at the empty four walls reflecting upon the past but the shining...
  • Choose vegetarianism choose life

    People come to vegetarianism for a variety of reasons some people are changing their eating habits as they realize the health advantages of  a veg diet, some are conscience driven. It may be their concern over animal cruelty, concern for the impact of raising animals for consumption on the environment...
  • Now Quitting the Habit is Just A Breath Away!

    The high that takes you down! “For a decade, I was into smoking, drinking and drugs.When I was about to complete my school, I picked up my first cigarette. Whereas in college it became a status issue, ego issue and it’s not cool if you don’t smoke! Regular smoking was followed by my...
  • National ICSE topper attributes success to pranayam

    Sixteen-year-old Manasi Arora from Mumbai is among the genre of students who exuberate confidence and sincerity in their approach towards studies. In the recent announcements of the ICSE results, Manasi found herself in the national news. And why not? With a phenomenonal 98.4%, Mansi topped the...
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