International Yoga Day

The Art of Living, Buxar celebrated international Yoga Day on 21st of June, 2017 at M.P. High School Buxar. We received a positive response. Around 2000 people, including 400 NCC cadets were present to make the event successful.
Yoga, Pranayam and Meditation help us in increasing our consciousness and mind becomes stress-free. All these help us in getting rid of negative thoughts and we feel fresh. The body becomes healthy, Mind becomes calm and clear, Thoughts become positive, we become energetic, our working capacity increases and our behavior becomes balanced.
The Yoga helps in inculcating the skill of efficiency. Handling the mind and heart, handling the feelings, keeping love and peace with people are the main purpose of Yoga. The Yoga connects us to ourselves, the nature and the world.
The entire globe is aware of the importance of the Yoga. People are getting there disease cured with the help of Yoga. Some of the incurable diseases like Sugar, Blood-pressure, Harmonal Imbalance, Migraine, Diseases related to stomach etc. are getting cured with the help of Yoga. The best thing is that there is no side effect.
The Art of living Buxar organised shivirs in different areas of the city to increase the awareness of Yog During the month of June. AOL Teachers trained people deeply about the Yoga and Pranayam.
Earlier the event (International Yoga Day) was inaugurated by the ADJ Uday Kumar Upadhayaya and SDM Gautam Kumar

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Anandotsav : The beginning of the expedition of Happy Buxar – Healthy Buxar

So the most awaited ‘Anandotsav’ was accomplished on 13th May. And the success of the program conveys that we (The Art of Living, Buxar) are going forward towards our goal of making people aware of the art of living life. May be the speed is a bit slower, but it is consistent. And after all there is an old saying “Slow and steady wins the race”.

The program was sponsored by Shemrock Play School Buxar, Cambridge Senior Secondary School Buxar, Raj Kishore Jewellers, Ranjay Kumar Pandey (Sonvarsha) and Kirloskar.

Before the commencement of the program ‘Anandotsav’, we had given the tag line as ‘Happy Buxar – Healthy Buxar. Now we just want to add a word to the tagline to make it more sensible ‘Happy, Healthy & Enriched Buxar. A person may collect huge property, but he/she cannot gain happiness, relaxation and peace without spiritual Estates. And Guruji (Shri Shri Ravishankar) has shown us the path named as ‘Art of Living’ which will guide one and all to gain the spiritual Estates. We (The Art of Living, Buxar) will convey the same to every citizen of the district. ‘Anandotsav’ is a step for the same.

So the program was celebrated on the occasion of 61st birthday of Guruji and the program started with ‘Gurupuja’ and it was followed by Satsang, Knowledge Session and Meditation. After Gurupuja Mr. Shrikant Mishra (Apex member of Art of Living), Mr. Sanjay Tiwari (MLA, Buxar), Shravan Tiwari (Secretary, Red Cross Society) and Staydev Prasad (President, Chamber of Commerce) jointly Lighted the lamp before proceeding further in the program. A dance program was also organised and Ayush, Nehal and Akshat collected claps from the audience. Apart from that Vineet Sarraf, Amit Mishra, Ranjay Pandey, Himanshu, Anand, Vikash, Manoj, Ashwani, Hemdas, Dr. Raj, Neeraj, Aditya, Rajiv Ranjan, Jitesh, Sudhanshu, Ajay, Sanjay, Kameshwar, Manindra Mohan and many others put their maximum effort to make the program a successful step towards the dream ‘Happy, Healthy & Enriched Buxar’.

During the last hour of the program, Mrs. Varsha Pandey and Mrs. Saraswati Akshma Nath addressed the audience. The only issue, they addressed, was to make Buxar happy, healthy and enriched. Mrs. Sarsawati Akshma Nath is a singer and usually performs in Programs and courses organized by The Art of Living. She performed in Anandotsav as well. She was assisted by the music given by Mr. Sanjiv Kumar, Mr. Dharmesh Kumar, Mr. Omkar Prasanna and Mr. Gopal.

Mr. Gautam Kumar (SDM, Buxar) was also the part of the audience. He was very happy with the content of the program. Apart from him, people present in the program appreciated the program very much. They had a new experience.

The program was concluded by thanks giving to sponsors, AOL members, Participants and the valuable audience and the same was done by Mr. Deepak Pandey.

We (Members of Art of Living, Buxar) are completely dedicated towards the wellness of Buxar. We can make it more successful with your contributions. Taking birth in a society, which is not that beautiful, is not our fault. But doing nothing for the society is our fault. We need to think about making our society, locality and city as beautiful as possible. It does not require too much time of yours. It requires only half an hour of yours. Probably all of us (the citizens of the city) are able to contribute.

Anandotsav is just the first step towards our dream. We have to climb lot many to reach to the sky.The Art of Living, Buxar will keep on organising programs and courses to make its dream a success.

We will keep on moving and our feet will not stop,
Coz we don’t want the cup, the aim is to be on top.
For every hurdles and problems we are ready,
Our city will definitely be Healthy and Happy

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An effort to make  the  dream  (Happy Buxar &  Healthy  Buxar) successful 

‘Ananndotsav’ the  program to be  organised on the  evening  of May  13th, 2017 had become the priority  for members of  The Art of  Living  Buxar.    As  the  dream is big, and has  to be  implanted  on a  larger scale, obviously  it  required a  huge  awareness among  the  citizens of the  district. All the  members started  working  on making  people aware  around  15 days  before  the  eve  of the program. They  gave  the  maximum efforts of theirs. The  first priority  for  them was the program.  Businessmen left their businesses on their helpers and  sometime they  kept their businesses closed. Working  professionals  contributed  after their working  hours. Students rescheduled their  study  timings. House-wives managed their  works  in a manner so that they could give proper time  for the  preparation of  the  program.  And one  thing  was common in everyone’s routine  and that was the  lesser timing  they  could manage  to sleep  during  last 1012 days. So works were  divided in  different parts, as the  awareness  was to  be  spread  on a  larger scale. Banks, Schools, colleges,  government and private  offices, Temples, Mosques, Churches, Gurudwars,  Shops and  people  in person were  contacted. Different people  were  assigned different places. Apart from that  people  visited  different  villages under the  districts.  They  distributed invitations  to one and all. Banners and  hoardings  were  put by  the members  on suitable  places. E-Rikshaw-” प्रभात फेरी ” was organised. All  the members worked  even in the  hot sun. The  distance  did not  loosen their  patience. Hopefully, the workers’  patience  will  labour  will  not go in vain and we  will have  a  large audience  for  the program  on 13th  May  and the objective  of the  program will meet. Team AOL  is  hoping  for  the success of the  mission  ‘Happy Buxar  &  Healthy  Buxar’. 

Padma Sadhana

Usually when one thinks of a lotus, what comes to mind? A fully blossomed flower, where each petal is opening up to the sky. Now observe where does the lotus originate from? Mud. Yet, the lotus remains unstained and untouched by the pond. Imagine if we could also be like the lotus flower – untouched by day-to-day events and blossom with love and joy. Padma Sadhana is a practice that could make such blossoming possible. Designed by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, this beautiful yoga practice comprises a simple sequence of yoga postures, Nadi Shodhan breathing technique (pranayama), and meditation.

Unlock your potential with Padma Sadhana

The weight loss factor!

Besides its mental and emotional benefits, the Padma Sadhana is designed for a complete body workout. The long holds in to the poses leads to a firmer body. The workout takes around 20 minutes of your time but the intensity of the workout is such that it works on the body post 20 minutes and helps to burn a few calories post the workout.

Sri Sri says doing PadmaSadhana gives you access to your inner strength. When practiced daily, this 45-minute sequence of yoga poses can lead to a calmer mind, healthier body and more peace. This set of graceful yoga asanas (postures) helps prepare the body and mind for deeper meditation. One of the key tips is to stay relaxed throughout the practice. Doing Padma Sadhana before Sudarshan Kriya enhances your experience, so that you remain uplifted throughout the day, untouched by the mud around you. 

‘Padma’ means lotus and ‘Sadhana’ is your effort. This practice should therefore be as effortless and light as a lotus. Sadhana is the gentle nudge to get on to the mat and Padma is the unfurling of your potential, layer by layer. Together, Padma Sadhana can help you blossom from within through the practice of yoga postures

5 elements for a blissful Padma Sadhana

According to the Agama tradition*, it is believed that the Devi (Goddess) sits on a five-layered seat or asana. The base of this seat is a tortoise, which represents stability. Stability alone is not enough. You need awareness also. So the second layer is the snake, which represents awareness. Awareness can lead to activity in the mind. So above the snake sits the lion, which symbolizes grace. Above the lion sits the Siddha, the perfect sage. And above the perfect sage sits the lotus, the symbol of full blossoming. When our yoga postures have all these five qualities – stability, awareness, grace, perfection and full blossoming, then the divinity dawns in us and that is Padma Sadhana. 

You can learn how to do Padma Sadhana at [The Art of Silence (Part-2) Course] and DSN Course

Make PadmaSadhana a part of your daily morning and evening yoga practice and unlock your inner energy. Read some tips on padmasadhana

*Agama tradition is the traditional form of community temple worship.

Relaxed mind with Meditation

Mrs. Varsha Pandey also organized Sahaj Samadhi Meditation along with DSN. The objective of the course is to reach to true relaxation with the help of meditation. The meditation technique taught in the program helps the practitioner in getting relieved from stress. Regular practice of this can transform the quality of life of the practitioners. 

The following are the benefits of the program:

 Clear Thinking

 Increased Energy

 Better Physical Health

 Improved Relationships

 Greater Peace of Mind

Around 12 participants experienced this and came to know about mantra and meditation. We are sharing feedbacks of few of them.

I am feeling very peaceful after the course. I will keep on doing this on regular basis. The process itself is very peaceful and pleasant. – Sunita Upadhyay

It’s an amazing process, which provides a great peaceful feeling. I have never felt like before. I think one and all should experience the beautiful feeling of the meditation. – Deepak Pandey

Feeling peaceful, stress-free and relaxed. It’s an amazing process, which will help me in improving myself. – Pramod Singh

I felt awesome after the meditation. I think that I will have a peaceful life ahead. – Amit Mishra

After completion of the program, I came to know that the importance of Mantra is too much in my life. I was unaware about the process and I came to know that this simple mantra is a key to peaceful life. I think we should practise this on regular basis. Special thanks to Mr. Rajendra Singh Gandhi. –Himanshu Kumar