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A Combination of Practices to Enhance Body, Mind & Spirit

A Combination of Practices that Synergistically
Enhance Body, Mind & Spirit

Mindfulness Practice

Mindfulness
Practice

Mindfulness

Learning to bring conscious, non-judgmental attention of what's happening in the mind to help you become more aware and less reactive. Being more aware helps you reframe negative thoughts.

Breathing Practices

Breathing
Practices

Breathe

Skillful breathing practices (pranayama) calm the mind, increase energy and relax the body. Naturally your breathing becomes deeper & smoother and sleep improves. Practice by themselves or as a primer for meditation.

Sudarshan Kriya (SKY)

The Key

The key practice for everyone. SKY uniquely & powerfully dissolves stress & negative emotions and automatically settles the mind into a deep meditative rest. SKY enhances all other mind-body practices in just 10 min.

Effortless Deep Meditation

Meditator

EDM (Sahaj Samadhi) is practiced without watching or controlling the mind. The stillness of deep meditation rejuvenates the mind and establishes inner peace. Deep meditation is quieting the mind to stillness & EDM brings this effortlessly.

Sudarshan Kriya (SKY)

The Key

The key practice for everyone. SKY uniquely & powerfully dissolves stress & negative emotions and automatically settles the mind into a deep meditative rest. SKY enhances all other mind-body practices in just 10 min.

Breathing Practices

Breathing
Practices

Breathe

Skillful breathing practices (pranayama) calm the mind, increase energy and relax the body. Naturally your breathing becomes deeper & smoother and sleep improves. Practice by themselves or as a primer for meditation.

Mindfulness Practice

Mindfulness
Practice

Mindfulness

Learning to bring conscious, non-judgmental attention of what's happening in the mind to help you become more aware and less reactive. Being more aware helps you reframe negative thoughts.

Effortless Deep Meditation

Meditator

EDM (Sahaj Samadhi) is practiced without watching or controlling the mind. The stillness of deep meditation rejuvenates the mind and establishes inner peace. Deep meditation is quieting the mind to stillness & EDM brings this effortlessly.

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SKY Breathing Meditation

A Powerful Agent of Change in 10 min. Per Day

A Powerful Agent of Change
in 10 min. Per Day

SKY practice brings immediate, positive shifts in your energy, clarity and state of mind. SKY settles the mind into deep meditation, also called pure awareness, by using the breath’s built-in ability to quiet the mind naturally without thinking about it. You don’t have to focus, clear your mind or watch thoughts. It’s natural, spontaneous and incredibly effective.

SKY does more than meditation alone in the way it dissolves emotional stress. Practice SKY for just 10 min. and follow it with silent effortless or guided meditation for another 5-20 minutes.

SKY practitioners demonstrate enhanced mental focus, social connection, greater joy, optimism, and life satisfaction. Research has shown enhanced cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine and immune function; increased antioxidant production; as well as improved emotion regulation, reduced anxiety and depression and significant epigenetic changes in cellular gene expression.

ALREADY MEDITATE? Add 10 min. of SKY practice and your meditations will be consistency deeper and the benefits will be enhanced.

Mindfulness Practice

Consciously shift away from negative thoughts and live more in the present moment.

Mindfulness is another word for being aware. A busy mind loses awareness and gets caught-up thinking about the past or future where worry and regret trouble us. When you become aware of what's happening you can consciously bring the attention back to the present moment and drop the worries and judgments. This is mindfulness practice.

There is a tendency of the mind to focus more on the negative. This happens in many specific ways everyday. On the workshop we explore these tendencies so we can quickly identify what's happening and consciously shift our attention and reframe negative thoughts to a more positive perspective.

The breathing and SKY practices also restore mindfulness indirectly, without thinking about it. The practices automatically bring the mind to the present moment, dissolve the stress that is influencing the mind, and over time we live this state naturally more and more.

Effortless Deep Meditation technique

Quiet stillness with conscious awareness profoundly rests and rejuvenates the mind.

The more time you can spend in deep meditation the greater the benefits. Extend your time with the addition of the Effortless Deep Meditation technique. EDM is an 'Automatic Self-Transcending technique' that has its origins in a tradition that is thousands of years old and has been known as Sahaj (natural) Samadhi (stillness of mind).

Effortless Deep Meditation does not require any watching of the breath or your thoughts. You do not concentrate, observe anything or use any effort at all. It is practiced for 20 minutes while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed immediately after SKY.

EDM can also be practiced on its own but combined with SKY there is a synergistic effect. It is easy, natural and enjoyable.

The practice does not require any beliefs or change in lifestyle and is not part of any religion. Millions of people of all ages and cultures have learned it.

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Content of Each Workshop

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The SKY workshop includes:

  • Breathing Practices - practice daily for 10 min. & use as needed to calm or energize
  • SKY Breathing Meditation - practice daily for 10 min.
  • A short yoga routine - practice as much as you like.
  • Mindfulness Practices - practice as often as you like bringing attention to what is happening in your mind.

~Breathing Practices - practice daily for 10 min. & use as needed to calm or energize
~SKY Breathing Meditation - practice daily for 10 min.
~Yoga routine - practice as much as you like.
~Mindfulness Practices - practice as often as you like bringing attention to what is happening in your mind.

SKY Workshop is taught in 10 hours over 3 sessions.
Typical schedules are Sat. morning, Sun. afternoon and Mon. evening.
Attending all sessions is necessary.
The practices are easily mastered within a few days.
Instructors are always available afterward to answer your questions.
No previous experience is needed.

Tuition is $395; Students $295.
Scholarships for part of the tuition are based on financial need and can be applied for with the local instructor. We are a nonprofit organization and our goal is to make the practices available to everyone.
The workshop can be repeated for $100.

Follow-up Program is Free
In most cities you can join free group sessions. These 75-90 min. sessions offer an extended guided practice of the Breathing and SKY practices. Often offered weekly, the experience gives you a boost of energy and clarity and reinforces your home practice routine.

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EDM technique is taught in 8 hours over 3 sessions.

  • Typical schedules are Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday mornings 2-3 hours each
  • Attending all sessions is mandatory.
  • The practice is easily mastered by the end of the course.
  • Instructors are always available afterward to provide any further guidance you may need.
  • No previous experience is needed.

Tuition is $395; Students $295.
Scholarships for part of the tuition are based on financial need and can be applied for with the local instructor. We are a nonprofit organization and our goal is to make the practices available to everyone.

Instruction includes:
The Effortless Deep Meditation technique plus a thorough examination of the mechanics of deep meditation, the experiences you can have and how regular practice develops greater states of awareness.

Some longer workshops will combine learning EDM and SKY Breathing Meditation during the same weekend.

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Workshop Intensive for 3 or 4 days.
Typical schedules are Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon.
Fri. Sat. & Sun usually starts at 6:30am and ends 9pm, except Sunday ending at 3pm.
Usually this is a residential course.
Attending all sessions is necessary.
This workshop is not focused on learning new practices but on intensive guided meditations unique to this program.

Prerequisite to attend:
You must have already learned SKY Breathing Meditation
(some longer residential workshops will teach SKY on the 1st & 2nd day and then begin the silence retreat)

Costs vary depending on the venue, accommodations and length of course.

Workshop Intensive for 3 or 4 days.
Typical schedules are Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon.

Fri. Sat. & Sun usually starts at 6:30am and ends 9pm, except Sunday ending at 3pm.

Usually this is a residential course.

Attending all sessions is mandatory.

This workshop is not focused on learning new practices but on intensive guided meditations unique to this program.

Prerequisite to attend:
You must have already learned SKY Breathing Meditation

(some longer residential workshops will teach SKY on the 1st & 2nd day and then begin the silence retreat)

Costs vary depending on the venue, accommodations and length of course.

FAQ

+ Why practice SKY Breathing Meditation?

SKY is a unique practice that is easy and very effective at quickly settling your mind into deep meditation without thinking. The deeper the mind settles in meditation the greater the benefits. Deep meditation is the key to keeping the mind fresh, clear and resilient.

To live your full potential you need to remove the accumulated stress and negative emotions that keep the mind busy and tense. The unique rhythms of breathing in SKY profoundly cleanse the system of stress even more than a meditation experience alone.

+ Is SKY the same as yoga breathing (pranayama)?

SKY practice is completely different from the breathing practices (a.k.a. pranayama) used in yoga studios. Many types of breathing practices are helpful to relax and calm the mind but SKY practice settles the mind to the deepest, silent state of pure awareness which significantly increases the benefits.

Deep meditation is a natural state but the busy mind resists quieting down so some skill is needed to fully settle the mind. SKY rejuvenates and heals you much more than just relaxation or watching thoughts. SKY makes deep meditation simple, easy and consistently more effective.

+ How long before I can meditate deeply?

Most people experience deep meditation the first or second time they do SKY practice. In the first week most people begin to notice changes in how they feel or friends comment on how much more relaxed they are. The benefits are cumulative: inner peace, a more open heart, greater resiliency and better health grow stronger and stronger every day. Everyone can do it.

+ Are there evidence-based benefits?

There are over 70 published studies on SKY, many in peer-reviewed journals, showing a wide range of physical, mental, and emotional benefits. Many benefits are seen immediately from SKY. A study on veterans with PTSD found the significant benefits they gained from doing SKY for one week were still present one year later even among those who didn't continue practicing at home.

+ Where does SKY come from?

SKY Breathing Meditation is part of an ancient science of practices for personal development, expanding awareness and better health. SKY has been taught all over the world by certified instructors for over 30 years. SKY Breathing Meditation comes from Sri Sri Ravi Shankar who has contributed widely adopted techniques for personal and social transformation. SKY is taught through the nonprofit International Association for Human Values.

"I have more energy, I'm better able to manage stress, and I can sustain my concentration more easily throughout the day. The SKY practice makes meditation easy and it quickly and effectively settles my mind."

Rob Feeley MD
Yale University School of Medicine

Rob Feeley MD

"The process of learning SKY Breathing Meditation was quite straightforward and unexpectedly simple however the benefits were immediate and profound. The practice of SKY has been fairly easy to incorporate into my life, particularly in light of it's benefits. It has not only given me an incredible tool for stress management but I have also noted positive effects in many other areas of my life as well."

Robert J Fisher MD
Carolina East Medical Center
New Bern, NC

Rob Feeley MD

"The teacher was a wealth of knowledge. I came here with so much negative energy and by the time the course was done, I felt lighter at heart and in mind. I have a new look at life, a new understanding and definitely a new understanding. DO NOT PASS AN OPPORTUNITY TO COME UP HERE AND FIND YOUR TRUE SELF AND HAPPINESS! I recommend this to anyone and everyone looking to find their inner peace."

– Claudine Halabi

"The weekend was transformative for me; and I have begun a home practice. Thank you for introducing me to SKY meditation."

—Yvonne, Chapel Hill NC

"I am so grateful to you and thank you so much. You will definitely see me on another course and I will try to introduce and spread the word!"

—Susan Zachariah

"I want to thank you for coming to conduct the Sky Meditation last week. It is my second course in and each course has strengthened me in my life journey."

—Annette Garza

"I have more energy, I'm better able to manage stress, and I can sustain my concentration more easily throughout the day. The SKY practice makes meditation easy and it quickly and effectively settles my mind."

Rob Feeley MD
Yale University
School of Medicine

Rob Feeley MD

"The process of learning SKY Breathing Meditation was quite straightforward and unexpectedly simple however the benefits were immediate and profound. The practice of SKY has been fairly easy to incorporate into my life, particularly in light of its benefits. It has not only given me an incredible tool for stress management but I have also noted positive effects in many other areas of my life as well."

Robert J Fisher MD
Carolina East Medical Center
New Bern, NC

Rob Feeley MD

"The teacher was a wealth of knowledge. I came here with so much negative energy and by the time the course was done, I felt lighter at heart and in mind. I have a new look at life, a new understanding and definitely a new understanding. DO NOT PASS AN OPPORTUNITY TO COME UP HERE AND FIND YOUR TRUE SELF AND HAPPINESS! I recommend this to anyone and everyone looking to find their inner peace."

– Claudine Halabi

'"The weekend was transformative for me; and I have begun a home practice. Thank you for introducing me to SKY meditation."

—Yvonne, Chapel Hill NC

"I am so grateful to you and thank you so much. You will definitely see me on another course and I will try to introduce and spread the word!"

—Susan Zachariah

"I want to thank you for coming to conduct the Sky Meditation last week. It is my second course in and each course has strengthened me in my life journey."

—Annette Garza

"I have more energy, I'm better able to manage stress, and I can sustain my concentration more easily throughout the day. The SKY practice makes meditation easy and it quickly and effectively settles my mind."

Rob Feeley MD
Yale University
School of Medicine

Rob Feeley MD

"The process of learning SKY Breathing Meditation was quite straightforward and unexpectedly simple however the benefits were immediate and profound. The practice of SKY has been fairly easy to incorporate into my life, particularly in light of it's benefits. It has not only given me an incredible tool for stress management but I have also noted positive effects in many other areas of my life as well."

Robert J Fisher MD
Carolina East
Medical Center
New Bern, NC

Rob Feeley MD

"The teacher was a wealth of knowledge. I came here with so much negative energy and by the time the course was done, I felt lighter at heart and in mind. I have a new look at life, a new understanding and definitely a new understanding. DO NOT PASS AN OPPORTUNITY TO COME UP HERE AND FIND YOUR TRUE SELF AND HAPPINESS! I recommend this to anyone and everyone looking to find their inner peace."

– Claudine Halabi

"The weekend was transformative for me; and I have begun a home practice. Thank you for introducing me to SKY meditation."

—Yvonne, Chapel Hill NC

"I am so grateful to you and thank you so much. You will definitely see me on another course and I will try to introduce and spread the word!"

—Susan Zachariah

"I want to thank you for coming to conduct the Sky Meditation last week. It is my second course in and each course has strengthened me in my life journey."

—Annette Garza

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SKY Breathing Meditation can transform your life.

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Meditation can transform your life.

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Contact Information
Text or Call: 828-414-1992
Email: info@SKYbreath.org

Email: info@SKYbreath.org
Text or call 828-414-1992

SPONSOR
SKY is taught by certified teachers through the nonprofit International Association for Human Values. IAHV is committed to programs of personal development that support the expression of human values in everyday life. These include such values as a sense of belonging to a common humanity; respect for all people, cultures, and traditions; respect for the natural environment; an attitude of non-violence; and an ethic of social service.

© 2015 International Association for Human Values, a nonprofit service organization

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