Sudarshan Kriya

What is Sudarshan Kriya?

A simple yet powerful rhythmic breathing technique that de-stresses, and cleanses at the cellular level, and effectively draws you into a deep state of meditation.

Secret of Breath

The breath has proven to be an effective tool to remove stress and impurities from the system and bring clarity and focus to the mind. It plays an essential role in how we feel physically and emotionally. Over 80% of the emotional and physical impurities in the body can be eliminated through the breath. However, most of us only use 35% of our lung capacity and do not use the potential of the breath to detoxify and cleanse ourselves.

Reasons why you should learn Sudarshan Kriya

Have More Energy and Experience Greater Happiness

Sudarshan Kriya reduces stress and fatigue while increasing positive emotions and energy levels.

Gain Mastery Over Your Mind and Emotions

Sudarshan Kriya increases feelings of calm and the ability to regulate your emotional reactions.

Be More Productive

Capacity to multitask and make better decisions.

Be Healthier

Sudarshan Kriya boosts brain, hormone, and immune system functioning and its beneficial effects reach all the way down to the DNA.

Improve Your Relationships

Sudarshan Kriya significantly boosts feelings of social connectedness and naturally improves your relationships with people around you.

Beat the Blues

Sudarshan Kriya has proven to decrease anxiety and depression, and increase optimism and serenity.

Research on Sudarshan Kriya™

Discover the power of Art of Living's breathing exercises

65 independent studies on Sudarshan Kriya & related practices

From reducing stress to getting better rest, these techniques have a demonstrated measurable impact on quality of life.

Over 60 independent studies conducted on four continents and published in peer review journals have demonstrated a comprehensive range of benefits from practicing Sudarshan Kriya™ and related breathing exercises taught on the Art of Living Happiness Program.

Research says

Hormones Decrease
Serum Cortizol
Deep Sleep
Hormones Increase

Featured Articles

Yoga for Anxiety and Depression

A Harvard University health publication describes research on the Sudarshan Kriya's effects on anxiety, stress, depression and over health, saying it "shows promise in providing relief for depression".

Describes Sudarshan Kriya’s effects on anxiety, stress, depression, and overall health, saying it "shows promise in providing relief for depression".

The Easy Breathing Technique That Can Lower Your Anxiety 44%

In the study cited by Prevention Magazine not only did people's anxiety reduce 44% but it lasted for 6 months.

Plus, "depression, phobias, and hostility, among others—also fell by 45%. And many people reported better sleep, improved self-awareness, and even fewer PMS symptoms."

The Truth About Memory Loss

The Art of Living breathing exercises were featured in a recent documentary on brain health called “The Truth About Memory Loss: Reducing, Repairing, and Reversing the signs of Alzheimer’s and Dementia”.

The film reveals some breakthrough science on a health epidemic expected to affect 40% of all baby boomers (40M Americans), including how Art of Living breathing exercises boost brain health and reduce 5 of the 6 major risk factors for Alzheimer’s and dementia.

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Sudarshan Kriya & related Practices


The Happiness Program is for overall well-being and vitality, rest and rejuvenation.

The information contained on the page you just visited describes results from research studies, based on an adaptation of the standard Happiness Program to special needs groups.

The Happiness Program is not designed to treat or alleviate clinical symptoms. If you suspect you may have a clinical condition, consult your health care professional before deciding whether to enroll in our program.

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