Art of Living Foundation
All About Art of Living
In our daily life we are inundated by stresses and tensions. Art of Living teaches us how to lead an enjoyable and normal life by busting stress. Thus, we can increase joy and happiness in our daily life. This concept has become popular in the corporate world also. Many companies use Art of Living to aid their employees overcome office stress.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living Foundation (AOL)
The guru of Art of Living is Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. He founded the Art of Living Foundation to spread his concept. People from India and all over the world come to this foundation to learn breathing techniques and other concepts that can help them beat stress and cope with life. The headquarters of this organization is in Bangalore.
Profile of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s genteel appearance with long beard and flowing hair is famous all over the world. His soothing voice keeps listeners glued to his words during discourses, in which he eulogizes brotherhood and love. People confess that they feel deep inner peace, after attending his sessions.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is also known as Gurudev. He has been a spiritual teacher and guide since his youth. Even in his childhood he showed an aptitude for learning religious scriptures. He was involved in Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Transcendental Meditation (TM) movement for some time. In fact, Gurudev was responsible for TM’s growth in South Africa and other parts of the world.
The backbone of the Art of Living movement is a breathing technique called Sudharshan Kriya, formulated by Ravi Shankar. The technique’s basic premise is that toxins in our body lead to sickness, inefficiency and lethargy. Sudharshan Kriya removes these toxins and revitalizes and oxygenates our body cells. This brings balance to our mental and physical states, leading to greater satisfaction and joy.
AOL Headquarters in Bangalore
AOL headquarters is located on Kanakapura Road, on the outskirts of Bangalore. It has been built over a hillock. The headquarters hosts lawns, a prayer hall, library, dining hall, school, snack shop, offices and residential quarters. Bangalore is easily accessible via air, rail or road.