Sudarshan Kriya

Sudarshan Kriya, the cornerstone of the Art of Living Workshop, incorporates specific natural rhythms of the breath which harmonize the body, mind and emotions to
  • Reduce stress
  • Improve health and well-being
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Enhance brain function for greater creativity, focus, and concentration
  • Improve interpersonal relationships
  • Increase confidence and self-esteem
  • Relieve depression and anxiety
  • Experience a deep inner peace of mind

Sudarshan Kriya incorporates specific natural rhythms of the breath which harmonize the body, mind and emotions. This unique breathing technique eliminates stress, fatigue and negative emotions such as anger, frustration and depression, leaving you calm yet energized, focused yet relaxed.

Influence emotions through breath

The breath is the link between the mind and the body - each emotion has a distinct breathing pattern For example, when we are angry our breath becomes short and quick, and when we are sad or upset our breath becomes long and deep.

The reverse is also true, that breathing in a particular pattern can induce a corresponding emotion. So instead of being overwhelmed by our emotions, we can transform those using specific breathing techniques. Through Sudarshan Kriya we can learn to skilfully use the breath to change the way we feel, hence releasing negative emotions that cause stress, such as anger, anxiety, depression and worry, leaving the mind completely happy, relaxed, and energized.


Physical health benefits of Sudarshan Kriya
  • Reduces stress
  • Improves health and well-being
  • More energy
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Reduces cholesterol levels
Mental health benefits of Sudarshan Kriya
  • Greater creativity
  • Greater clarity of mind
  • Improves sleep
  • Enhances brain function
  • Improves ability to manage challenging situations
Improved interpersonal relations with Sudarshan Kriya
  • More ease, joy and harmony in personal and work relationships
  • A deeper sense of community
  • Increases awareness both of self and surroundings
  • Improves patience
  • Increases confidence and self-esteem
Psychological benefits of Sudarshan Kriya
  • Relieves depression and anxiety
  • Relief from anxiety and depression (mild, moderate, and severe)
Spiritual benefits of Sudarshan Kriya
  • Enhances yoga and meditation practices
  • Experience a deep inner peace of mind

Sudarshan Kriya Experiences

Sudarshan Kriya Participants

"We practice Sudarshan Kriya every day. It gives us an ever increasing awareness of how to live in the present moment."
-- Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker, actors and stars of the T.V. series L.A. Law, United States

"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., United States

"Thanks to [Sudarshan Kriya] I have become more relaxed about challenging situations at home and at work, and I have become more patient with people."
-- Tina, Mathematician, United Kingdom

"As an engineer, I need to be both analytical and critical. Mental clarity and stamina are also essential. Sudarshan Kriya and meditation enhance these abilities. An additional plus is a better sense of well-being."
-- William Hayden, NASA Senior System Analyst, United States

"Once upon a time I would just criticize myself so much, I use to hate myself. But the Kriya made me feel beautiful from inside. I then started loving and respecting myself. It changed my attitude towards life completely!"
-- Jituli Punjabi, India

"The Sudarshan Kriya has brought such a profound relief. All the stresses and negativity melt away, leaving an indescribable vibrancy and aliveness. The Sudarshan Kriya is my golden key to greater joy, peace, freedom, [and] love."
-- Katlego N., 23 years, South Africa