Model Village Initiative in Odisha

The Art of Living has partnered with the State Government of Odisha to develop 50 villages into model ‘Gram Panchayats’(GPs). In order to ensure the vision of Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and the Government, a plan was drawn with The Art of Living Integrated Community Development (ICD) model to bring about sustainable transformation in the community.

Hot and Happening

People have invisible wounds. Everybody seeks relief, solace and care. They then gravitate to that spot. This spot has an appeal, has a certain attraction! This spot has the expertise in retaining the focus of the seekers of convenience. These seekers then become followers of this sweet spot. When people with pain are seeking to be comforted, then their leader is not far off.

Yoga Tips to Overcome Anxiety Disorder

Relief from anxiety and stress is now only a yoga technique away! Stress, fear, anxiety – if we start counting all those instances in life when we experienced these emotions, we may simply lose count! Anxiety about the result of a Board exam or the reaction of our parents to the report card or a job interview – we have all lived through these moments! A little bit of fear is normal; in fact, like salt in the food, it is needed in order to remain disciplined, focused and dynamic.

Are we relying exclusively on Standard Health Check-ups to protect us?

Not long ago, health enthusiasts in Bangalore were stunned by the sudden death of a local doctor. He had no history of heart disease, maintained a healthy lifestyle and was a fitness freak who never missed a workout. Yet, he collapsed while jogging on the treadmill and died of a massive heart attack shortly afterwards. Cardiologists say that angiograms cannot pick up the blocks that cause such sudden attacks. Yet, fitness experts insist we should have regular checkups.

The Nachiyar Kovil Temple

The “Nachiyar Kovil” is a unique Divyadesam temple in Tamilnadu where Goddess Lakshmi is given more prominence over Lord Vishnu. Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped as ‘Nachiyar’ in this temple. It is believed that Lord Vishnu Himself gave ‘Pancha Samskara’ (religious initiation) to Saint Thirumangai Azhwar at the place where this temple now exists! Also, ‘Kal Garuda’, an image of Lord Vishnu’s mount Garuda, is the most prominent feature of this temple.