Self Confidence and Ambition

Ambition indicates lack of self-confidence! When you know you can achieve something easily, you are not ambitious about it. You are simply confident about it. Your ambition indicates challenge and uncertainty, which is contrary to self-confidence. So one you has total self-confidence cannot be ambitious!!

At the same time a person who lacks total self-confidence cannot be ambitious either!! For ambition to be, one must have a little bit of confidence and total ignorance of the Self. It is next to impossible to have total confidence without Self-knowledge. With the knowledge of the Self, there is nothing left to achieve, for the entire nature of existence is mere play and display of one’s own consciousness. People take pride in being ambitious. The wise man will only smile at them. Ambition can never be for

something you know you can achieve effortlessly. You can only be ambitious about something for which you have to put effort, which poses a challenge and of which you are not even certain you will be able to achieve or not. Moreover it takes away the joy of the moment. With the Self-knowledge nothing is challenging to you, nor you need to put any effort. Nature is ready to fulfill your intention even before they arise, giving you no chance to crave or desire. Nature does not allow the wise to have a desire (ambition), and the unwise to fulfill or get rid of the desire (ambition).

Do you still want to be ambitious ?? Or is your only ambition is to get rid of ambition !! (Laughter )

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Stress Free Teaching – Seminar

‘Stress Free Teaching’ is a short but effective 1-hour workshop that explores the aspects of stress in the teaching profession, and how to overcome the same. Stress is found to be part of the day-to-day lives of teachers. Teachers feel stressed due to:

  • Attention span of students
  • Managing large classes
  • Staying updated
  • Results-driven performance scoring
  • Syllabus completion
  • Students with behavioral and emotional difficulties

Understanding the cause of stress helps the teachers plan to combat the problems/ challenges they face. This leads to a better quality of life with less stress, making teachers healthier, happier and potentially even more successful at the teaching profession.


  • Awareness of causes of stress
  • Stress release
  • Tips on handling different types of children


1 hour seminar for teachers

Program Content

  • Identifying the root cause for stress in teachers
  • Simple exercises to relieve physical stress
  • Breathing techniques that help relieve mental stress
  • Tips to bring out best in children by handling different kinds of children
  • Making teaching stress free

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Divya Samaj Nirman (DSN)

DSN  is a rigorous and transformational program that empowers participants to break through personal inhibitions and barriers and access inner stability and power.

We each have a deep desire to be the best we can be – for ourselves, our families, our communities and our world – but many of us have personal barriers, old habits, emotional wounds, fears and inhibitions that hold us back and keep us from fully participating in life

DSN uses a combination of yoga, powerful processes, and deep spiritual knowledge to break through barriers, empower one’s self, and allow us to fully be of service to ourselves and others.

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The Art of Living Part 2 Program

The Art of Living Advanced Program usually offered in residence and provides optimal conditions for going deep within, quieting our mental chatter, and experiencing profound rest and inner silence. This program builds upon the Sudarshan Kriya breathing technique offered in the Art of Living (Part 1) program.

The practice of silence – of consciously withdrawing our energy and attention from outer distractions has been used in different traditions throughout time as a pathway to physical, mental, and spiritual renewal. By participating in various course processes specifically designed to take us beyond our usually active minds, we experience an extraordinary sense of peace and renewed vitality that we carry home with us and into daily lives


“Meditation is the journey from movement to stillness, sound to silence.” — Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder of the Art of Living Foundation

  • Experience deep inner peace, the state of Samadhi
  • Increase self-awareness and greater sense of clarity
  • Feel more energized
  • Increase qualities of creativity


“Every moment doing the advance course was a new experience for me: the meditation and the silence.” — Nita R


” I cannot directly pin point it, but definitely there is a big change from before and after going to the part-2 course. I feel I have become a new person, so I say that the part-2 course has been the starting point of my new self. The new me is very comfortable. I feel blessed and very happy. Actually, I feel very lucky to come across a course like this. Thank you for giving such an opportunity.” — Shoko


The course is typically held as a residential retreat in a place of natural beauty and tranquility. It’s no wonder that many course participants refer to it as the ideal vacation for body, mind, and spirit.

  • Unique guided meditations designed by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
  • Advanced breathing techniques taught during the course.

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Rudra Puja Ceremony

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Rudra Puja ceremony held on 21/08/2015 at Art Of Living Center Buxar. Many devotees attended it and took “Sankalp”.

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Meditation Can Increase IQ

If you look back at your life, there must have been many moments when somebody remarked, “That was very intelligent of you”, “Smart thinking!”, or “You are an intelligent person”. These moments fill us with pride, admiration, and confidence about ourselves. Don’t you want this to happen more often? How would you like to approach your day-to-day activities with more dexterity, be a defter person, and be seen as a moon among stars? We are all sure that we want this to happen to us. The route to this upgrade is indeed a short one. The cheat code is to meditate regularly. Regular meditation lubricates your mind to be more efficient and reflective.

#1 – A Crystal-clear Mind

Our mind is a mirror of our past thoughts and experiences, future anticipations, and present interactions. It is wholly tedious to keep it at work and keep it effective. Meditation helps you drop these tendencies. It helps you connect to the source and be natural. Meditation is quite simply mental hygiene: clear out the junk, tune your talents, and get in touch with yourself. As a consequence of regular meditation, you’ll feel less burdened and see things with greater perspective. When you are clear of mind and unaffected by your tendencies, it is much easier to align your mind to situations and be more perceptive to what is required. Meditation helps improve the quality of your thinking.

#2 – Focus and Concentration

We have all felt at one time or another that there is a powerful source of unlimited energy within our body. We all know there is a quiet strength within us that is unmatchable. The more we experience this, the stronger we become. Meditation establishes this strong connection with your source. It helps maintain inner peace and tranquility, thereby unleashing your mind as a sturdy asset. Practicing regular meditation helps you keep your mind sharp. It endows you with ample focus, keeping your mind relaxed and helping you achieve your tasks better. “The quality of our life depends on the quality of our mind,” says Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. We can’t control what happens in this world, but we can control the quality of our thinking through meditation.

#3 – The Intuitive Mind

In some moments of idyllic harmony, there is a voice within us that springs unique thoughts, ideas, and opinions. It sparks our perception and blossoms our understanding. It is elaborate yet natural at the same time. The thoughts come right out of your gut. You feel your gut is doing all the talking. Referred to as “gut feeling”, intuition is regarded as a blessing to the human mind. Research supports the fact that an intuitive mind helps you be more thoughtful, astute, and incisive. Meditation is to intuition what carrots are to Vitamin A. They fuel your ability to think more originally and stay more connected.

An independent research by Sara W. Lazar and team at National Institute of Health, USA, reveals that meditation aids in increasing cortical thickness, which helps you increase focus. Another research by Eileen Luders concluded that meditation fuels an increase in the growth of grey matter, a key source of thinking ability.

#4 – The Creative Burst

Have you observed when creative bursts occur? While walking by the lake, in the middle of a shower, while hiking, or when you are swinging to your favorite tunes on your iPod. The trick to creativity actually lies in the loss of control: effortlessness, relaxation, and well-being. “Control is fatiguing, while brain-imaging research shows that relaxation is not only restorative, but actually leads to enhanced memory and facilitated intellectual understanding,” says Emma Seppala, a renowned scientist and researcher at Stanford University, CA. The more creative you are, the more unique and indispensable you are at work. Meditation helps you relax and in turn be more creative.

#5 – Middle Path

A well-baked pizza you enjoy at the joint at the end of your street is one that has the right bread, well cut veggies at the right proportions, yummy cheese, and luscious sauces with that tinge of oregano and chilly flakes you enjoy. Unique and discerning thoughts are also the same. They need to be balanced and harnessed well. They have a distinct style to themselves. Meditation helps you strike that style and balance of thinking. It creates a marked balance between your left-hand side and right-hand side brain, thereby inducing the right kind of emotion, objectivity, logic, and analysis, making you not only think right but also think cool. “I was introduced to meditation 3 years ago. I meditate regularly since then. I am a designer by occupation, and with the serious competition in our profession, where you need to reinvent yourself every day to keep up with the pace, meditation helps me keep my balance while meeting the expectations of my clients,” says Prakash.

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Grow your height with Yoga

There is a saying, “I’m not small! It’s the world that’s too big!”

Many of us have spent our childhood hanging on the monkey bars or cycling for long hours just to stand shoulder to shoulder with our father but have failed to do so! Well, this is a case with a lot of us who think that if our height increases by two inches, it would make a big impact on our and others perspective about the way we live our lives.

A recent study tells us that a good height is not only restricted to the physical aspect but is also linked to higher IQ’s, better job prospects and more positive outlook towards life.

Another research done in Britain suggests that the parent’s height is an important factor but attaining a good height is not only about the genes.What we eat, how we live and think are equally important. But, regardless of what we eat and how we live, height growth has never been that easy.

If the modern cosmetic surgery and other methods are not what you are looking for, then this old fashion can just be your style.


Well, this ancient Indian technique may just be the answer to all your growth related queries in a simple and effortless way! Surprised? Don’t be!

Yoga means the union between the body and the mind. It is a very easy and effective way of healthy living, which helps attain a calm mind and also detoxifies the body. It is practiced by taking one’s attention to different parts of the body through postures with the help of breath.It also enhances blood circulation and aids in improving the health of body organs.

With the mind relaxed and stress free, the body can easily produces the Growth Hormone, which is responsible for the increase in height. Attaining a good posture is also vital and can be achieved by practicing yoga.

Art of Living Yoga is a 5 day long wellness course that focuses on uplifting the mind and revitalizing the body through yoga postures. A couple of minutes spent practicing yoga regularly can help you grow physically and make the mind calmer. Let’s have a look at a few of the postures that can aid you in increasing your height:

1. Bhujangasana (Cobra posture)
The Cobra pose stretches muscles in the shoulders, chest and abdominal region. It helps increase the height by aiding in achieving a better posture.

2. Tadasana (Tree pose)
The Tree poseis an ideal posture to lengthen and straighten the spine to increase your height.

3. Natrajasana (Lying down body twist)
The Wheel pose stretches the lungs and chest, while strengthening the muscles of the buttocks, legs, calves, wrists, arms, and spine.

4. Surya namaskar (Sun Salutation)
Cyclic Practice of yogic postures in Suryanamaskar helps to loosen up joints and muscles in a short period of time. Abdominal organs are alternately stretched and compressed, ensuring proper functioning of the organs. This practice also has a profound effect on the back as it involves alternate backward and forward bends. It also improves spinal flexibility and results in improved immunity.

The rate of body growth varies from person to person and depends on a lot of factors. While yoga can definitely help make your body more supple and assist in increasing the height, one should also pay attention to the type of nutrition the body receives. Regular yoga practice will ensure a sound body and mind and good eating choices will aid in maintaining the vigor.

Yoga is an ancient art that can do wonders if practiced regularly. Like with any other practice, one must learn yoga the right way from a qualified expert. At the Art of Living Yoga course, trained professionals guide you through different postures and help your body get rid of all the built up stress. A Art of Living Yoga teacher can also help chalk out a customized yoga routine that best suits your body and lifestyle.

Yoga practice helps develop the body and mind bringing a lot of health benefits yet is not a substitute for medicine. It is important to learn and practice yoga postures under the supervision of a trained Art of Living Yoga teacher. In case of any medical condition, practice yoga postures after consulting a doctor and a Art of Living Yoga teacher

Posted By: Himanshu