With The Art of Breathing Course, the answer to stress is right under your nose.
Have you ever been told to breathe in while counting from one to ten? You may have been given this advice to calm down from stress, and noticed that it worked. Did you know that it is possible to keep the same sense of calm from day to day? The key to achieving greater happiness isn’t very far. In fact, an Art of Breathing Course instructor would tell you it is right under your nose. Literally. It’s all in something as simple as the breath.
So, why the breath?
So why is the breath so important in dealing with stress? With ever greater demands on our time, one needs more energy to handle the stress of daily life. Confidence, inner peace, enthusiasm and a smile - these qualities shine through naturally when the body is full of energy and vitality. Learning the breathing techniques taught in The Art of Breathing Course allows us to dissolve stress and negative emotions, calm the mind, and uplift our energy.
Many have found more ease in relationships and in decision-making, thanks to clearer thinking and a more peaceful, understanding mind. Participants have found they have greater self-esteem, and even feel much younger than their years! So if you’re looking for the secret to happiness, why not join an Art of Breathing workshop near you? Start learning to be happy – by having a stress-free mind.
All this is achieved by attending the course and doing simple and fun exercises, also by doing easy practices at home.
EFFORTLESS PATH TO TRUE RELAXATION THROUGH MEDITATION
Everyone has experienced a meditative state in moments of deep joy, or when completely engrossed in an activity, when just for a moment the mind becomes so light and at ease. While we have such moments, we are unable to repeat them at will. The Sahaj Samadhi course teaches you how. This meditation technique almost instantly alleviates the practitioner from stress-related problems, deeply relaxes the mind and rejuvenates the system.
Sahaj is a Sanskrit word that means natural or effortless. Samadhi is a deep, blissful, meditative state. Sahaj Samadhi meditation is a natural, effortless system of meditation.
Regular practise of the Sahaj Samadhi can totally transform the quality of one’s life, by culturing the system to maintain the peace, energy and expanded awareness throughout the day. These meditation techniques combined with yogic practises can ensure good health and a calm mind.
- Meditation allows the conscious mind to settle deeply in the Self, giving it rest
- When the mind settles down, it lets go of all tension, making one healthy and focused
How does Sahaj Samadhi meditation work?
The participant is taught to use a simple sound mentally which allows the mind to settle down and go within. When the mind and nervous system are allowed to repose a few moments in the profound silence, the blocks that clog the system and our progress gradually dissolve.
How does reposing in the Self help in day-to-day life
When a river is calm, its reflection is clearer. When the mind is calm, there is greater clarity in the field of expression. Our powers of observation, perception and expression improve. As a result we are able to communicate effectively and clearly.
Why do I need a mantra?
In Sanskrit, a mantra is described as, “Manana trayate iti mantra.”. Iti Mantra is that which saves you from repetitiveness. A repetitive thought is a worry. Mantras help to free you from worries.
Course for Children
Presented in a practical and fun format, it appeals to children of all backgrounds aged between 8 and 13 years. The ART Excel course helps them gain good personal skills and gives way to their best natural potential.
In order to be successful in life children need, not only academic skills, but also life skills, this is where the ART Excel course comes in.
ART Excel students learn:
- Yoga and breathing processes which help eliminate fear and anxiety
- Techniques that enhance focus and concentration
- Simple meditation and relaxation techniques
- Skills in friendship, leadership and teamwork.
Through fun and laughter, ART Excel students learn valuable lessons in sharing with others, working and playing in harmony and developing a sense of belonging with others. Children become more self-expressive, comfortable and natural with diverse groups of people. Activities such as making a new friend each day and random acts of kindness help students to become aware of the needs of others and encourage the integration of human values into their daily lives. Our toughest critics, the children themselves give this programme rave reviews.
Course for teens
The Youth Empowerment Seminar (YES!) is a dynamic and fun program that challenges teens to take responsibility for their life and provides a comprehensive set of practical tools for releasing stress, mastering emotions, and raising self-awareness. The program addresses:
- Teens’ physical, mental, social, and emotional development
- Breathing techniques to relieve stress and bring the mind into focus
- Dynamic games and yoga
- Practical knowledge to create awareness
- Experiential processes to develop problem-solving strategies
- Dynamic group discussions designed to help teens feel at ease in challenging situations, increase confidence, withstand criticism and peer pressure
Course for adults
A powerful life-skills program, that charges the youth with a fresh breath of vigor, enthusiasm, excellence and responsibility. YES!+ enables you to absorb the freshness, the repose and all the positivity around you, and helps you discharge stress, inhibitions, bad habits, and barriers.
YES!+ is a brilliant mix of antiquity and the contemporary. It is a smooth blend of ancient wisdom, yoga, pranayama (breath control), and meditation, fused with contemporary intellectual exchanges, music and games. And of-course it includes Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s powerful and famous breathing technique, the Sudarshan Kriya.