It was just a fabulous course to be at peace and more centered, to be more at ease. It was simply great to be able to control the breath and realize how it is moving through my body. I was able to put all that together.
I have benefited a lot. It gave me peace of mind and helped me sleep more quickly and soundly at night. The Art of Living gave me an idea of how to look at life with more optimism and patience, to live every day and welcome every event with my life and bless each moment with gratitude.
"Priyadarshini, is one of the children who attended the IAHV-Art of Living Child Care Centre in Nambiar Nagar village. She lost her younger sister in the Tsunami. The memory of the incident still terrifies this sensitive and impressionable young child. For a long time Pradarshini’s dreams of dancing and becoming a doctor were clouded by the trauma of Tsunami; she was terrified and claims that she would have discontinued her education had it not been for the teachings of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. She recalls this and simply smiles planting a big kiss on her teacher and on the photograph of Sri Sri."
"Being able to finally let go of the awful images of blood and gore of the past, was literally the gift of life as it brought me out of the fatalist, suicidal depression that I had fallen into. I felt transformed and healed and ready, for the first time in my life to help others.Art of Living had started a tution centre for the students in Nagapattinam.Every day we finished the classes at 6pm and had satsang. The children became very energetic and enthusiastic after satsang. In the early morning Rajendran, another IAHV-Art of Living volunteer, taught students yoga in the tution centre. The students showed a lot of improvement in their studies after joining the tution centre. IAHV-Art of Living volunteers encouraged me to continue my education. Now my main aim is to become a good teacher. Whatever I earn after I become a teacher will be for my younger brother".
"I am a farmer. Guruji built houses only for those who lost their houses and were unable to build another house. Their trauma relief programs they conducted gave additional relief to us. They conducted yoga courses every day. Today I am living happily in the house because of Guruji. Even if I had built a house for myself I wouldn’t have spent this much. The cement, sand and the construction materials they used were of good quality. In addition to all of these the school that has been built here is the greatest and unique service that they have done. Many of the children of our area are getting high quality education in this school".