Meditate India draws more than 2 lakh people from all corners of India

23rd of May 2012

Art of Living’ campaign has many experience the power of meditation

Bangalore. May 22, 2012: Ushering meditation in their lives, an estimated 2 lakh people across India have participated in Art of Living’s ongoing ‘Meditate India campaign’. Launched on May13th, this nationwide initiative aims at raising awareness about the benefits of meditation and providing an opportunity for people to internalize meditation in their lifestyle.

The campaign is witnessing people from all walks of life coming together to share some moments of silence through guided meditations across India. While Gujarat had an enthusiastic response with thousands getting together, Delhi had the Air force cadets being a part of the campaign and Assam saw more than 2200 people gathering to experience the calming effect of meditation. Apart from the guided meditations, volunteers actively distributed food items and conducted blood donation and medical camps at many cities.

The campaign which will culminate on May 31st 2012, aims to educate people that meditation is “Healthy to learn and easy to practice” and results in good health, peace and happiness.

“I have done meditation before, but have never felt so good. If practiced daily, it can bring a huge positive difference and can enhance physical as well as mental health.” shares Arvind Pawar from Mumbai

The campaign is being conducted in residential localities, corporate and media houses, schools, colleges and parks all over India. The 'Meditate India' initiative, will help in reducing stress and create a positive attitude towards accepting the challenges at work or home.

“The employees felt very relaxed at the physical, emotional and mental level. It was a different way for them to deal with stress and they wanted to have more such sessions.” shared Sangeeta Kiran, The H R Executive: SLK GLOBAL, a BPO service company in Bangalore.

Encapsulated in the words of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder, The Art of Living, “The natural tendency is to recycle all that we’ve collected in life as impressions. Getting rid of them and getting back to the original state we were at birth is what meditation is all about. Becoming fresh again and getting back to that serenity, your original nature is meditation.”

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