Make LIFE a CELEBRATION !
You are not the body, you are not the mind, you are much more than that.
Yoga is meditation in motion....especially when you smile in each posture ;-) *wink* *wink*
Sattvic fun refreshes and rejuvenates you, it doesn't leave you drained....
SOUL TO SOUL COMMUNICATION IS SILENCE
The YES!+ Workshop continues to empower youth in over 40 countries (...and counting) with a YES attitude towards life and challenges...it successfully collimates the untapped energy in youth which is being diffracted in negative ways...
The techniques that are taught in the workshop INSTANTLY rids the mind of negative behavioral patterns like:
depression and loneliness,
low self-confidence and stage fright,
substance abuse, smoking, suicidal tendencies,
aggressive behavior, short temper, impatience, intolerance,
lack of sustained interest in studies, poor memory,
stress and low energy levels.
These techniques are something no one taught us in school, at home, at college or at work but which are life-supporting to our education, our career, our relationships and the quality of life we live!....thus these become a lifetime asset.
You make friends the world over...connecting to youngsters who have risen from mediocrity to excellence in life...and friends who uplift and support each other in knowledge and unconditional love~
It teaches simple yet powerful practical techniques (benefited more than 20 million people across 151 countries!) to:
- boost the body's immunity and energy levels,
- flush out emotional garbage,
- enhance the happiness quotient,
- do more in less time (time management) -- without getting stressed,
- be successful+happy,
- be 'focused + relaxed' at same time,
- take responsibilities,
- handle relationships: with oneself, with parents/teachers/boss/colleagues/friends,
- interact inhibition-free, effectively and assertively at all levels with people,
- take balanced decisions,
- live life 100%
.... Cultivate INTELLIGENCE !
The Sudarshan Kriya is part of the workshop, and is taught as curriculum/credit course at Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur, Guwahati, Mumbai), Indian Institute of Management (IIM), MIT, National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Indian Business Academy (IBA), Symbiosis (Pune), Harvard and Stanford, GeorgiaTech University, University of Virginia, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), GooglePlex (California), IBM, National Insitute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), All India Insititute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and so on...the count of happiness quotient + health quotient + success quotient has dramatically improved in all participants within just 6 days!
Tibet the land of Tibetan horses, snow lions and the Dalai Lamas
...has been reduced to a dwindling culture suppressed by the China and their majestic calm perforated by Chinese monopoly...it hurts to see that a culture which is stronger (i prefer the word "aggressive") than the other, would be dumb enough to overtake another at the cost of the quintessential magnificience that another smaller culture represents.
I cant help but think of an ironic monologue like this:
"I face the East and pray, you face the south while you pray....so I'll kill you."
or more closely this monologue... "I am stronger, faster and smarter than you...so I shall kill you.'
Long gone are those times when a tiger would say this to a lamb. We are evolving...and as human beings who are perfectly capable of reading my blog in English and understanding what I am trying to communicate, we should realise the shift that has happened from survival of the fittest in the wilderness to peaceful and interdependent coexistence. This is what mankind is all about.... "I am stronger, faster and smarter than you...so I shall protect you and ensure you become the same too, if not better."
Sadly a country like China gives the world a more dismal picture about itself...and it also puts the majority of the peace-loving, intelligent Chinese population in a wrong light...all because of a few legacy minded, power greedy decision makers who choose to take the unappreciable way of monopoly. With great power (whether bestowed upon or taken aggressively), comes great responsibility.....and it is with responsibility that one experiences a greater degree of freedom. Infact the very thought of being in control of something or someone is an illusion...and it is tragic that an ancient and powerful culture represented by the Chinese civilization fail to perceive this fact.
What the heck? In the end we are all going to die...the person who is writing this blog, the person who is reading it, the people around whom this discussion is centred...all...are going to merge with the dust...then why not shrug off the imperialistic tendency and spend the remaining few years fostering a global brotherhood and uplifting the civilization that has only experienced negative impressions from you the concerned brothers of the same race.
Stop hurting the beautiful people and culture of Tibet with unfair commerce, pollution and Chinese police force...
Life is a journey from the head to the heart, and in the end, it all comes back to you.
The following is a skeleton-by-skeleton account of an anonymous Tibetan and a plea that every civilization grows on interdependence and deserves the right to live free from fear in today's flattened world:
Perspectives from inside Tibet
International Campaign for Tibet
November 18th, 2008
On the second day of the Special Meeting in Dharamsala, bringing together Tibetans from the diaspora worldwide and including new arrivals from Tibet, the Prime Minister (Kalon Tripa) of the Tibetan government in exile clarified the process of the meeting and its possible outcome. He said that the first day had been very "emotionally charged", with each of the 15 sub-committees discussing a wide range of issues relating to the current situation in
In answer to a question about whether the government in exile would change its policy from the current
The importance of non-violence
"The danger for Tibet is not whether we get independence or autonomy, but whether we manage to keep our culture alive"
A young, educated Tibetan who returned to eastern
"I am a Tibetan who was educated in
This year our businesses were of course hit hard, as we were affected in all spheres of life by everything that happened since March. The situation inside
Let me start by saying how great it was to see the demonstrations during the torch relay and during the Olympic Games itself. After all that happened in March, it gave people in
I myself and others like me did not take part in demonstrations because we think we can contribute to the improvement of
Even Tibetans who work for the government inside
For the important meeting taking place in Dharamsala this week, there are two main things I would like to say.
As a Tibetan inside
In order to keep the Tibetan cause alive, the most important thing is to keep the culture of
In line with this, there is a need to thoroughly rethink the strategy. The dialogue with the Chinese is not likely to yield any result soon. On the question of independence or autonomy there is not much choice; it is certain that full independence will never be debatable. In the meantime, time is running out for
I would like to express the wish that we keep up our strong desires, and our spirit to fight for freedom, dignity and peace for our people. I pray for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and I pray for those who gave up their lives for
Tibet, 15 November 2008
Talking of unrest....
Last report of unrest...18 multiple bomb blasts in North East India. News reporter puppets report dead and injured figures so comfortably low, you'd feel disgusted it comes from Economic Times. The fact remains, people who have first and second hand experiences tell me, death count is 83, injury count is 300.
The bottomline is this:
Angels or Orbs or whatever you may call them..the more you respet them the more you are centred the more they respond
This blog is an eye opener to so much much more...love it!
Danger for Men at work...and to the financial market!
WHAT caused the global bust? Harvard University researchers blame testosterone for the present global bust. They state in Evolution and Human Behavior how tests on 98 men show that the higher a man's testosterone, the more likely he is to risk a financial gamble. Other studies show that repeated fiscal losses caused a fall in a man's male hormone levels. This may indicate calmer markets, but still further research shows that depressed traders on Prozac are most likely of all to make daft investments. Watch out.
Do I see a cost-effective, time-saving breathing technique called the Sudarshan Kriya as the best alternative to maintain equanimous level of heightened awareness throughout the day, and simultaneously keep stress at bay? The answer is a very strong yes+!
Smart people do smart work...try the Art of Living healing breath workshop...and life will never the same worn-out, behind-schedule, prozac-dependant, irritable, self-conceited, stressed out life again....it will blossom with efficiency, harmonious-effective communication, proactive and calm behavior, well-informed balanced decisions, and a peaceful meditative state of mind that distinguishes today's 0.5 billion successful-and-happy people from the rest of the 6 billions that come and go like insignificant, grumbling clouds. Be selfish towards yourself sincerely at least once and make an idependent choice for your life about how you want to make it, effortlessly. Sudarshan Kriya is the most practical answer for 300 million people and counting....
I have experienced it.
aint it cool :-)
...is a great day for generating business with my yesterday's idea
...is a great day for launching my product
...is a great day to share my latest invention with the world
It may bloody simple be a revolutionary babies diaper, or an idea swimming in your head waiting to materialize as a life-saving contribution to mankind...and it IS an intellectual property!
Mankind is good at imitation. And there isn't any dearth of PROMISCUOUS COPYING...Apple and Microsoft have been doing it out of mutual "love" and "respect" (seen only during the lawsuits)....so have many others. But it damages the potential immensity of the impact a business can gain otherwise. So the wise always protect their ideas...they patent it. The street-smart always register their trademarks. This prevents/excludes the seemingly-innocuous neighbor down the next IT Park from 'making, using, selling, offering to sell or importing your invention' while you are chilling at your reclining chair.
The good news is, it is a streamlined process to file a patent and get it registered. The bad news is, India's antagonism to software patents. The good news is there are around 200 patent offices around the globe. The bad news is, a guy-next-door wanting to protect his idea isn't differently-abled to create a near-perfect draft, so it could possibly be rejected in an office action, or it is highly likely your patent would contain loopholes that a street smart business-in-line can get around and use in his/her business. The good news is, my wizened, knowledgeable patent attorney is available.
Cover all frayed edges when filing for a patent/trademark/copyright, by consulting a patent attorney, because he would have the experience and expertise of the law, and the outsourced skills of the legal services firm which would search for similar inventions-validate novelty-write independent claims, draft the claims for invention, respond to office actions (when the examiner at the PTO rejects, which they always do, unless they are pitched against a reincarnation of Mr. A. Einstein), and finally have it approved, and the patent granted! :-)
Are you an Apple junkie? good :-)
Are you an iPhone fad ? baddd...this is why ? pretty startling though....
and for a young Indian consumer, 5 hours of talktime is NOT a steal...not even when you have the snazziest looking phone in hand, but you get only 5 hours of talktime....sheeeeeezzz!
maybe Apple can reconsider its strategy for the Indian launch of iPhone (which is again more than 40 days after its US launch)....or perhaps it just cant.
...else the world leaders will have to listen to this video again and again...like an anthem...before every world summit...before and after every election......even simpler, to make it mandatory to implement our kindergarten moral science lessons in the national constitution...
For anyone who hasn't experienced any of the Workshops at the Art Of Living International Foundation, this should be an eye-opener. . . to me-- who has done a few already, its like the tip of the iceberg of Grace...because once on this path, spiritual excellence and material abundance flows into life in oceanic bursts, a person's consciousness is elevated, to be an achiever, and the small, calculating, distrusting and mediocre mind dissolves and the world becomes an ocean of celebration....life celebrates YOU! Life has more meaning, enthusiasm, less/no regrets, health at all levels, and this happiness catches like fire, from one to another...transforming today's violent and stressed population. Sudarshan Kriya is the science that teaches one the art of living 100% in present moment, effortlessly.
AoL workshop, Tin Shui Wai (Hong Kong) - Summer 2004
“My sleeping quality has improved by using breathing technique. ….. I will do my best in daily life.” (Michelle)
“In the past, I just know what my ego is and now I understand what my true self is. Also, I can have a hearty laugh, it is really good…. No matter when, I will say Hi or “Good Morning” to strangers.” (Mama Barbie)
“I find out that breathing has its wisdom; I appreciate that Yoga brings me joyfulness. …. I will hug my children more.” (Dora)
“..I enjoy the time with myself very much. … I will do more volunteer work to serve people.” (Maggie)
Advanced Course by Pradip K Shukla:
“During my few days of experience in silence….I experienced the true meaning of Yoga. To be in touch with the real essence of my being and experience that very presence cannot be explained in words. I am very grateful to be here. Jai Guru Dev!” (Sheryl Puterman)
“The first day and a half was not really enjoyable..., too much time on too little.
Then came the inspiration, the silence, the bonding without talking. The clarity of thoughts and letting go of thoughts was more satisfying than I have ever experienced. I have no preconceived ideas of what the course will like. And now, at the end, I must say I thoroughly enjoy the experience. Meditation brings me to another world the euphoria!” (Dorothy Sit)
“The meditations….are very powerful as are the exercises. The course has inspired me to love myself more and not put off doing good things for myself. “ (name withheld)
“Letting go of my ego is a big joy.…. I am letting! I have no power, I have no frame, all I have is love. That is what I am going to give. This is my experience.” (KF)
“My experience of being in silence
- gain /regain clarity of mind
- back to the Self
- from disturbed / scattered mind to peace, calmness, confidence and love
- see direction ahead and know what / want in future
- more affirmative and centered
- less painful (bodily) than previous courses
- see myself grow in past years
- recollection of past life time
- appreciate and see consciousness in the nature manifest, in plants, animals
- being peaceful and self aware
- more considerate and compassionate” (Raymond NG)
“Patience, tolerance, silence, awareness” (Pauline)
“I have attended….…. more than 15 times advanced course. Every course is special. This time, I can go deeper into silence and calm. I can see the relationship between each process and the subtle effect on my body and emotion. The feeling and experience of “hollow and empty”. it is true and vital that each one of us should have advanced course every six months.” (Angel Kwok)
- felt calmness
- started to observe nature (previously ignored or took it for granted)
- appreciate nature
- felt more stability / strength
- ease impact of my past bad memories
- lightened my affinity of desire
- realize how much important talking can mean my observing silence
- enjoyed the course
Thank you. Jai Guru Dev!”
“I wish to share with you the joy….peace and enthusiasm that I have right now. The past week in the
I went to
In the rare case that you have doubts, I wish to say it out that you have played so big part in this process….. but allow me NOT to say ‘ t h a n k y o u ‘ in words……”
- Participant from Hong Kong to Pt III course in
SHARING from DSN workshop (Divya Samaj Nirman)
DSN is the next level of workshop. One is eligible for DSN after having learnt Sudarshan Kriya technique at any of the primary courses. Techniques taught in DSN generate enormous endurance capacity in the body and mind, and it becomes difficult to fail in any task undertaken with good intentions...it becomes equally difficult for someone to say No to you. Coincidently DSN is also Dont Say No.
What is your mind saying now ? :-)
“I can sum up the course in one word “Fantabulous”. (It is both fantastic and fabulous.).The Teacher Sri.Vikramji is just great...We learnt that to really enjoy life we need to come out of our comfort zones. So also we should give miracle a chance to happen.” -Shri N.K.Sinha (
The Course was excellent….It increased my boldness and now I am prepared to take any task. Although the participants were of diverse age groups they blended very well as a cohesive family and enjoyed the course. The way he (VikramJi) explained the knowledge using examples made all of us spell bound. -Smt. Beena Mohan (Housewife)
He taught us that the Yes mind will always bring peace of mind and the No mind will bring more conflicts…” -Sri.Ayyaswamy (Art of Living Part I Teacher)
My journey over the last 7 months has been incredible. Can you imagine I did my first Part 1 Course at the end of July in
Each course had its own unique flavor. But the DSN courses really helped me understand through experience not from the mind. I was able to see my own self-imposed limitations and break out of them,to laugh at myself, to be a witness to my actions, to lose my ego and, most important to me, to dance.
At Anandji’s Part 1 course at the beginning of this month, I shared my DSN experience there. I had told the group of 700 people that the DSN experience was transforming for me. At the end of the session, one person came up to me and asked me if there was a moment in the DSN course where I realized I had changed. I thought what a wonderful question. As I thought about it the answer was a grand YES!!! Witnessing my own transformation and seeing that there was one point where I saw the transformation was reason enough for me to have taken the DSN course. Learning from Anandji was another.
Reading the notes describing the course, I can truthfully say that I experienced everything advertised. DON’T MISS THIS