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Nadi Shodhan Pranayam ("alternate nostril breathing") is an exercise that quickly balances the two lobes of the brain, and quiets your mental chatter.

Because it brings balance and focus to the mind, it is a great technique to help you ease into meditation.

Learn the Alternate Nostril breathing with Barbara Bendel, Art of Living Instructor:

2-Minute Breathing Exercise to Balance Your Brain

Want to Learn More Breathing and Meditation in Person?

Attend a free Introductory Seminar into the Art of Living Happiness Program:

  • Get personal instruction in simple, yet powerful breathing techniques
  • Experience a guided meditation
  • Learn about Sudarshan Kriya the central breathing technique on The Happiness Program
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Top 10 Tips for Starting a Meditation Practice

"I've tried meditation, and like it, but should do it more often".

We've all heard someone (maybe ourself) saying this before.

How do you actually build the habit to create a meditation practice that's built into your life, and that you enjoy?

Here are ten time tested tips from experienced meditation practitioners and teachers that will put you well on your way to a steady practice.

An Infographic

Alternate Nostril breathing can be done on its own, but also works as a great way to calm the mind for meditation.  

So give yourself a few minutes to get some deep rest, and listen to your free guided meditation below.

Introducing Pranayama (Yoga Breathing Exercises)

A Bite-Sized Introduction to the Art of Living Happiness Program

Feels good, right?!

I hope you enjoyed this quick experience of breathing and meditation.

However, this is just a SMALL taste. Both breathing and meditation can go MUCH deeper than pranayama and guided meditation.

On our full workshop, The Art of Living Happiness Program, you learn a powerful breathing technique that takes you effortless into a state of deep meditation. The technique is called Sudarshan Kriya, which in Sanskrit means "a purifying technique that gives you a vision of your Self".

Don't wait. Signup for The Happiness Program and experience the true source of happiness - your own Self.

Guided Meditation

Stream or Download this Guided Meditation Below

Want some tips on how to meditate before you jump in? Read these 8 Easy Meditation Tips for Beginners.

"A Breath of Happiness" by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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We’ve all heard the phrase “Take a deep breath.”

But have you noticed how your breath changes depending on how you feel? If so, you might have noticed that it's short and shallow when stressed, deeper when we’re relaxed. You may even find yourself holding your breath when angry and anxious.

One thing you probably haven't learned is that, just like your breath changes depending on how you feel, you can change how you feel using your breath!

This is revolutionary, folks, so listen up!

It’s hard to change how we feel. Can you talk yourself out of anger or anxiety? Can you talk yourself into going to sleep when you’re wound up? Nope. The mind has a terrible time telling itself what to do. And this is where the breath comes in.

Emma Seppälä Ph.D, Science Director of Stanford University's Compassion Research Center, compiled this below infographic on The Scientific Benefits of Breathing, illustrating its impact on our health and well-being.

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