Art of Living Sudarshan Kriya
The Sudarshan Kriya Yoga, (also known as SKY) is a 20 minute meditation which involves a couple of breathing exercises. This 20 minutes means a lot to your body as it’s universally acclaimed for its effectiveness in eliminating stress and bringing one completely into the present moment. In this yoga, we focus mainly on our breathing pattern, which is actually the most important aspect of life. Kriya stabilizes our mind, body and soul. It brings inner peace and removes all the negativity from the body. Sudarshan Kriya yoga facilitates physical, mental, emotional and social well-being and is an integral part of Art of Living programs. It has benefited millions of people on this planet making their lives a celebration! Hence it is important that you learn Sudarshan Kriya yoga for your spiritual, emotional and physical well being.
Why is Sudarshan Kriya Yoga important?
It is like taking your daily bath, thus it’s a MUST to do Sudarshan kriya Yoga daily as it cleanses 90% of our internal body. It removes stress, anxiety, depression and many more. If this isn’t enough to convince you, then you wait till you hear this one. There is a scientific experiment that concluded that 20 minutes of kriya equals 8 hours of sound sleep.
How To Do Sudarshan Kriya Yoga?
So how to practice kriya yoga? Follow these four steps :
1. Three stages of pranayama : The three stages of pranayama will be done while sitting in Vajrasana pose*(sitting with legs folded and ankle touching hips). It comprises of 3 different poses.
2. Bhastrika : This is also done in vajrasana in three sets with powerful breathing. From vajrasan the sitting posture is changed to sukhasan.
3. Chanting OM three times.**
4. Three levels of breathing(slow,medium and fast).
Advantages of doing Vajrasan
- Stabilizes the mind
- Increases concentration
- Cures constipation, acidity, increases digestion process(you can do it just after meal)
- Helps to get rid of back pain
- Cures stomach disorder
- Cures urinary problems
- Strengthens the sexual organs
- Increases blood circulation
- Helps to reduce obesity
- Strengthens the thigh muscles
- Acts as painkiller for arthritis patients
**OM(aum) chanting is very useful as it enhances Brahma,Vishnu and Shiva energy in the body.Brahma means creator i.e it develops our creativity skills like writing,drawing,etc. Vishnu means one who continues the process i.e management skills like event management,etc. The last is the Shiva which means destroyer i.e professions like doctor,engineer,etc.**
A couple of negative things have become a part and parcel of our lives such as stress, anxiety, tension and many more. These when teamed up with diseases such cardiovascular ailments, asthma, HIV and cancer, makes life worse. Therefore, it’s very important to have some peace of mind which can be attained by practicing this yoga daily. It gives you immense mental strength to deal with all problems and in parallel maintaining a good health. It also inculcates in us a better thinking capacity, clarity of mind and makes us feel harmonic and spread the energy to everyone surrounding us. Kriya practitioners have reported better immunity, increased stamina and sustained high-energy levels.It will also teach you how to handle emotions like happiness, anger and sadness.
Not only that, since Sudarshan Kriya Yoga does not have any side effects, doctors encourage patients with particular health problems *as mentioned earlier* to try out this yoga. This is becoming so popular and it is important that you too become a part of its goodness.
PS : SKY is to be done under expert guidance for the first time