How to do Sudarshan Kriya

To learn Sudarshan Kriya, find an Art of Living centre close to you and enrol for an Art of Living course. Sudarshan Kriya is taught in the course environment by a trained teacher.

To learn Sudarshan Kriya, you need to:

  • Identify a course based on your age group. Art of Living courses are delivered in two formats: 24 hours (spread over 6-days) and 12 hours (spread over 3-days).
    Course                                                     Age Group                Course Description
    ART Excel                                              : 8 to 13 years          : Skill development & stress elimination for
    Youth Empowerment Seminar (YES)          : 14 to 17 years        : Life skills development for young adults
     Youth Empowerment and Skills (YES+)      : 18 to 32 years        : Develop leadership skills, confidence & improve
    Art of Living Part I                                  : 18 years and above : Techniques for better health, happiness &
                                                                                                 stress-free life
    Apex                                                     : Corporate houses    : Achieving corporate excellence through better
                                                                                                 teamwork and productivity
    Youth Leadership Training Program (YLTP): 18 and above          : Empower rural youth to develop leadership skills
                                                                                                 for social transformation

  • Locate an Art of Living center close to you and find suitable course timings
  • Call the Art of Living teacher to register for the course

Sudarshan Kriya Audio and MP3

The Art of Living courses consist of various interactive sessions. These courses are experiential - participants gain more from the course by actively participating in the course activities. During the course, one learns the Sudarshan Kriya where the instructions are given in Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s voice on an audio. One also learns a shorter version of the Sudarshan Kriya for daily use (also known as Short Kriya).

The Sudarshan Kriya is patented and its audio is not available for sale, though you can purchase a CD containing the various pranayams, guided meditations and yoga asana CDs from the Art of Living bookstore. This is because this knowledge is meant to benefit the society through Art of Living teachers only who have undergone rigorous and extensive training to teach the knowledge of Sudarshan Kriya. To ensure that participants gain the maximum benefits, the Art of Living teachers interact with you personally and provide proper supervision. Art of Living Sudarshan Kriya audio is not available in MP3 format.

After completing the Part I course, locate an Art of Living follow-up centre near you to enjoy the Sudarshan Kriya on the audio during the weekly follow-up. These help immensely to keep up with the practises, correct any mistakes and be full rejuvenated on a regular basis.

Is Sudarshan Kriya Safe?

Sudarshan Kriya is completely safe and without any negative side-effects (only positive ones! ).

When you enrol for the course, inform the Art of Living instructor about your particular health conditions if any (eg. pregnancy, high blood pressure, psychiatric disorder, etc). The Art of Living instructor will provide special directions based on your health condition.