In order to be calm, loving and empathic, it's important for parents to take time to care for themselves. Breathing techniques and meditation are a great way for parents to be more present with their children, compassionate towards themselves and renew their energy.
Our sister organization, the Art of Living Foundation, offers a SKY breathing based meditation workshop for adults - the Happiness Program, that quickly reduce stress and make meditation effortless. Parents who practice Sudarshan Kriya® say that they to have more patience, energy and enthusiasm when they’re with their kids because it helps them restore their mental and physical balance, and all of that has a positive effect on their children, and encourages their kids to meditate too!
Over 70 independent studies published in
peer-reviewed journals, have demonstrated a comprehensive range of benefits for adults practicing SKY.
Research on adults practicing SKY show that participants:
Had reduced depression and anxiety
Spent 3X more time in the deep, restful, restorative stages of sleep at night
Improved their immune cell counts in as little as three weeks
Had decreases in their stress hormones levels, including cortisol levels
Had reduced symptoms of PTSD
Were more optimistic, had greater life satisfaction, and increases in prolactin and other well-being hormones.
Read more about the research studies!