Initially, I found food cooked in the Ayurvedic style boring. But I was amazed to find that we can make delicious recipes without oil, sugar and spice. “On the third day of the course, my body started feeling good and light. My skin became more radiant as I was eating what was right and healthy for me. It is incredible just to see what difference the right kind of food can have on your mind and body.
From my school life I started to experiment with various drugs and became an addict. I have abused drugs and alcohol for about 20 years. Due to my addiction, I lost many things such as family, friends, my job, money, talents, principles and values. My addictive nature forced me to become an unsocial element in society and took me behind bars for five years. I was forced to live on the streets for over a year. Several times, I was treated for my problem, but I relapsed time and again. After my last detoxification, I came to Art of Living and joined rehabilitation course, it helped recover from my addiction, now am gradually recovering to the normal life.
Nilesh Lad,32 years
I was working as a technician after passing high school. Gradually I developed bad habits like chewing tobacco and drinking alcohol. I developed an introvert nature. I did the Youth Leadership Training Program and acquired leadership qualities. I started opening up, talking normally and confidently. I started doing seva and traveled to places like Rajasthan, Gujarat and Nepal conducting several Breath-Water-Sound Workshop and 5H activities.
Saneesh, 29 years Pattiyal
I was working as a driver after passing the tenth grade. Gradually I started consuming liquor, lacked confidence and became unemployed. Disheartened and helpless, he underwent the Art of Living Part I course and the Youth Leadership Program. I started regaining my confidence and thought of starting a business, which would provide employment for the unemployed people. With this objective, I started a “chikki” (confectionary) making industry with an investment of Rs.10, 000. Within a year, the firm grew and now employs twenty factory workers. The business now generates a profit of Rs. 20, 000 every month.
Sunil Lath, Devendra Nagar, India
The course is very effective and my experience with this program is fantastic. Earlier my blood pressure was 150/90 but after the course it comes to a normal level. It gives me peace of mind.