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How To Do Sudarshan Kriya

Description: To learn Sudarshan Kriya, find an Art of Living center close to you. Sudarshan Kriya audio cassette guides you through the process and contains instructions in Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s voice. Sudarshan Kriya is completely safe.

To learn Sudarshan Kriya, you need to:

  • Identify a course based on your age group. Art of Living courses are delivered in two formats: 24 hours (spread over 6-days) and 12 hours (spread over 3-days).
    Course                                                     Age Group                Course Description
    ART Excel                                              : 8 to 13 years          : Skill development & stress elimination for children
    Youth Empowerment Seminar (YES)          : 14 to 17 years        : Life skills development for young adults
    Youth Empowerment and Skills (YES+)       : 18 to 32 years        : Develop leadership skills, confidence & improve relationships
    Art of Living Part 1                                 : 18 years and above : Techniques for better health, happiness & stress-free life
    Apex                                                     : Corporate houses    : Achieving corporate excellence through better teamwork and productivity
    Youth Leadership Training Program (YLTP): 18 and above          : Empower rural youth to develop leadership skills for social transformation

  • Locate an Art of Living center close to you and find suitable course timings
  • Call the Art of Living teacher to register for the course

Sudarshan Kriya Audio and MP3

The Art of Living courses consist of various interactive sessions. These courses are experiential-participants gain more from the course by actively participating in the course proceedings. During the course, you can do the Sudarshan Kriya listening to instructions in Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s voice. You also learn to do a shorter version of the Sudarshan Kriya at home (also known as Short Kriya).

Art of Living teachers go through rigorous and extensive trainings to gain eligibility to share the knowledge of Sudarshan Kriya with the masses. To ensure that you have the best experience during the course, the Art of Living teachers interact with you personally and provide proper supervision.

Each individual’s experience of the Sudarshan Kriya varies as it is a very personal experience.

After completing the Part I course, locate an Art of Living follow-up center near you to enjoy the Sudarshan Kriya audio during the weekly follow-up. Art of Living Sudarshan Kriya audio is not available in MP3 format.

You can hear the Sudarshan Kriya audio in Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s voice at any of the Art of Living follow-up centers. Sudarshan Kriya audio is available only with Art of Living teachers to use it only for the benefit for the society and not for their personal use. This means, when Art of Living teachers want to do the Sudarshan Kriya while listening to the audio, they need to go to the Art of Living follow-up center - just as you do.

You can purchase various CDs containing instructions and videos to do various pranayams, guided meditations, and yoga asana CDs from the Art of Living bookstore.

Sudarshan Kriya audio is not available for sale. This knowledge is only meant to benefit the society through Art of Living teachers.

Is Sudarshan Kriya Safe?

Sudarshan Kriya is completely safe and side-effects (if any) are only positive. Anyone above the age of 8 years can enroll for the Art of Living courses. See courses (link) to identify a course that suits you.

When you enroll for the course, inform the Art of Living instructor about your particular health conditions (if any, such as pregnancy, high blood pressure, psychiatric disorder). The Art of Living instructor will provide special directions based on your health condition.

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"“ART Excel is a wonderful stress reliever. It relaxes and sooths me. I feel like I could never be sad again. It’s a great way to bring happiness to people’s lives.”"
Austin, Age 13
"After doing the Sudarshan Kriya I have more energy and am relaxed and calm ... and I actually slept well for the first time in 22 years!"
Robyn Johnson, (Housewife), Australia
"Two years ago, I had been suffering from chronic appendicitis and was asked to undergo surgery. Ever since my Kriya practice, I no longer have this pain."
Muthu (Senior Principal Engineer), India
"I remember being buried with my dead classmates around me under the concrete pile and mess. Only three others survived. Please thank those teachers for me. After doing the exercises, I feel free now. "
A 14-year-old girl student of Shifang School, China (survivor of the Sichuan Earthquake)
"I feel very satisfied because I know that whenever I feel fatigued, stressed out or just simply want to refresh myself, I know of a simple exercise that will work wonders and is something I can rely on throughout my life."
Mariam Zaidi, Islamabad, Pakistan
"Former director of Los Angeles County, V.A.P Anger Management Program, Camp Michael Smith, Camp Francis Scobee"
William Richardson
"Being a youth I’ve undergone so many challenges and so many times it resulted in being depressed, angry... it’s all so confusing at this age... but when I did the Sudarshan Kriya it changed all this. Once upon a time I would just criticize myself so much & hate myself... but the kriya made me feel beautiful from changed my attitude towards life completely...!!    "
Jituli Punjabi
"When I did the Sudarshan Kriya, I felt such absolute freedom – all anxieties, thoughts, stresses gone. I had never felt such exhilaration in my life before. And I’ve found that with practice of the kriya, this state enters my regular life more and more."
Andrew K
"“For me, this program is really an experience to see how the impossible becomes possible. In life I find it hard to maintain a positive mindset when people are doubting you. I used to be a person who became easily overwhelmed by positive or negative emotions. Having regularly started practicing my breathing techniques I really feel the difference in my daily life. I meet challenges much more relaxed, with inner confidence.” "
Maria Lorenz