‘Su’ means proper, ‘darshan’ means vision, and ‘Kriya’ is a purifying practice. The Sudarshan Kriya is therefore a purifying practice, whereby one receives a proper vision of one’s true self. According to Art of Living Guru Sri Sri Ravishankar ,it is a powerful yet simple rhythmic breathing technique that incorporates specific natural rhythms of the breath, harmonizing the body, mind and emotions. The technique eliminates stress, fatigue and negative emotions such as anger, frustration and depression, leaving the mind calm, focused and the body energized, completely relaxed.
Similarly, there are biological rhythms of the body, mind and emotions corresponding to those found in Nature. When stress or illness distorts these biological rhythms, we experience discomfort, discontent, and feel upset and unhappy. Sudarshan Kriya harmonizes these rhythms of the body, mind and emotions with those of Nature. Being in sync, we experience better health and joy which in turn brings harmony in our activities and relationships.
The kriya facilitates physical, mental, emotional and social well-being with better immunity, increased stamina and sustained high-energy levels. It elevates the prana by flushing out more than 90 per cent toxins and accumulated stress, everyday. Every cell becomes fully oxygenated and flooded with new life, bringing a sense of joy in the moment. It flushes our anger, anxiety and worry; leaving the mind completely relaxed and energized. It also plays a major role in bringing about a healthy lifestyle. It improves the overall quality of life.
Sudarshan Kriya reduces the imbalance in mind-body, stress. Discontentment vanishes and mind works like a password for relaxation. It makes a shift in attitude and makes you feel positive. It as well has remarkable therapeutic benefits. Simple, yet powerful, breathing practice has the advantage over many forms of treatment because it is free from negative side-effects.
- Holistic Sutra Posted for Ayurved Sutra by Soulpark with Shruti M