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Meditation

Life is stressful, can meditation be effortless?

From an impossible deadline at work to planning for holidays, from helping your child finish a school assignment to pushing for relentless sales targets, there are two things that are not going away from our lives—competition and stress. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of the Art of Living, gives the most realistic definition of stress …

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Anxiety is More Common Than You Think

Anxiety is a widespread psychosomatic condition that currently plagues more than 35 million Americans. Typically, it starts with continuous exposure to stressful conditions. If you are experiencing symptoms such as panic attacks, unreasonable nervousness, numbness of body or mind, you are not alone. While a certain level of anxiety helps one stay alert, consistent exposure …

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Beginner’s Guide to Meditation Retreats

If you examined the lives of today’s top performers—across all industries— and what made them successful, you’re likely to find that many of them have some form of meditation practice. Around the world, many people have adopted the ritual of taking an annual meditation retreat to de-stress and clear their minds in order to draw …

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Bloom into a New You: Self-Care for Springtime

Spring is a time of renewal—of new adventures, of new possibilities, even of new romance. We often spend much of our time loving and thinking about those we’re close to—whether our family, our friends, or our partners, that we hardly spend any time for and with ourselves. To reach our greatest potential in all dimensions, …

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A Breathing Practice to Calm, Soothe, & Relax

For the last 35 years, the Art of Living has taught over 30 million people how to use breathing exercises to quiet the mind, reduce stress and make meditation easier—and Alternate Nostril Breathing is one of our favorites. In Sanskrit, Alternate Nostril Breathing is called Nadi Shodhana Pranayama, which translates to “subtle energy clearing breathing …

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Guided Meditation: Contentment

Uncover the contentment and inner-joy within you and your relationships, and bring out your creativity with this guided meditation. Contentment is the essence of who we are. Realizing this makes life a celebration. Mindfulness & Meditation Retreats Quiet the mind, experience inner peace and embrace joy and aliveness in one of our signature meditation and …

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Art of Living Retreat Center Program Guide

Signature Programs From meditation and mindfulness retreats to our Happiness program to R&R retreats, there is something for anyone looking to learn, deepen, and just relax. SIGNATURE PROGRAMS Invited Presenters Choose from a variety of transformative programs and trainings with invited teachers, thought leaders, authors, and experts. FEATURED PROGRAMS Shankara Ayurveda Spa Explore our award-winning …

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Mindfulness 101

Mindfulness in Our Daily Lives Chances are, even as you’re reading this, your mind is drifting to another place—off to the world of planning, worrying, regretting, reminiscing, or judging. You may be running through the errands of the day, thinking about an upcoming deadline, wondering if what you told XYZ hurt them, or mulling about …

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