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Why Learn SKY Breathing?

A simple yet powerful practice that helps you start everyday
with a calmer mind, more energy and a smile on your face.

Why Learn SKY Breathing?

A simple yet powerful practice that helps you start everyday with a calmer mind, more energy and a smile on your face.

What is SKY Breathing?

What is SKY Breathing?

SKY is a unique, effortless technique that takes you beyond mere relaxation to profoundly rejuevenate the mind in deep meditation and establish inner peace. Your success is as easy as breathing.

SKY is a unique, effortless technique that takes you beyond mere relaxation to profoundly rejuevenate the mind in deep meditation and establish inner peace.
Your success is as easy as breathing.

Physician's experience recommending SKY to patients.

Psychiatrist's experience with SKY Breathing Meditation

Deep Meditation
vs. Relaxation techniques


Reviews

University of Toronto study:
"this SKY course… was shown to be effective in significantly reducing anxiety in patients who had failed to achieve remission despite previous treatments with CBT and/or Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MSBR)."

Katzman MA., et al. Int J Yoga. 2012 Jan;5(1):57-65. doi: 10.4103/0973-6131.91716

How is SKY practice different?

1

No need to watch or control thoughts.

You don't have to do anything with the mind, only breathe.

2

Global nonprofit organization

SKY is taught globally by thousands of volunteer certified instructors. In the U.S. 10,000 people learn SKY annually and 1,000,000 per year in India.

3

Sourced from ancient mind-body science

SKY is part of the ancient Vedic science for personal development and was brought out by humanitarian Sri Sri Ravi Shankar almost 40 years ago.

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Results are guaranteed

Participants always notice improvements within the first week of practice and we guarantee it.

5

100% Automatic & Consistently Effective

The unique pattern of breath in SKY practice quiets the mind automatically every time, regardless of whatever thoughts or emotions are happening.

6

Benefits shown in 70+ independent scientific studies

Studies published in peer reviewed journals have shown a comprehensive range of significant benefits including reduced stress and anxiety & better sleep.

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In a class by itself

SKY practice is completely different from the breathing practices taught in yoga studios. Most breathing practices help you relax but SKY practice settles the mind directly to the deepest, silent state of pure awareness.

How is SKY practice different?

1

No need to watch or control thoughts.

You don't have to do anything with the mind, only breathe.

2

100% Automatic & Consistently Effective

The unique pattern of breath in SKY practice quiets the mind automatically every time, regardless of whatever thoughts or emotions are happening.

3

Global nonprofit organization

SKY is taught globally by thousands of volunteer certified instructors. In the U.S. 10,000 people learn SKY annually and 1,000,000 per year in India.

4

Sourced from ancient mind-body science

SKY is part of the ancient Vedic science for personal development and was brought out by humanitarian Sri Sri Ravi Shankar almost 40 years ago.

5

Benefits shown in 70+ independent scientific studies

Studies published in peer reviewed journals have shown a comprehensive range of significant benefits including reduced stress and anxiety & better sleep.

6

Results are guaranteed

Participants always notice improvements within the first week of practice and we guarantee it.

7

In a class by itself

SKY practice is completely different from the breathing practices taught in yoga studios. Most breathing practices help you relax but SKY practice settles the mind directly to the deepest, silent state of pure awareness.

A Combination of Practices to Enhance Body, Mind & Spirit

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

Breathing Practices

Breathing
Practices

Calm the mind & energize the body anytime of day

Breathe

Skillful breathing practices calm the mind, increase energy and relax the body. Practice separately for as little as a few minutes for a quick recharge or as a primer for meditation.

SKY Breathing Meditation

SKY Breathing Meditation

Powerful rejuvenation from a
10 min. practice

The Key

SKY uniquely & powerfully dissolves stress & negative emotions and automatically settles the mind into a deep meditative rest.

SKY uniquely & powerfully dissolves stress & negative emotions and automatically settles the mind into a deep meditative rest.

Effortless Deep
Meditation

Skillfully drop focus to reach stillness

Meditator

Sahaj Samadhi is an ancient form of automatic self-transcending that brings the stillness of deep meditation effortlessly, without watching or controlling the mind, even for beginners.

Mindfulness Practice

Mindfulness
Practice

Focus attention
to reflect & reframe

Mindfulness

Gain insights into the mind that support clarity and conscious reframing to more positive perspectives. When coupled with expanded awareness from the practices you become more authentic and less reactive.

Sudarshan Kriya (SKY)

The Key

SKY uniquely & powerfully dissolves stress & negative emotions and automatically settles the mind into a deep meditative rest.

Breathing Practices

Breathe

Skillful breathing practices calm the mind, increase energy and relax the body. Practice separately for as little as a few minutes for a quick recharge or as a primer for meditation.

Mindfulness Practice

Mindfulness

Gain insights into the mind that support clarity and conscious reframing to more positive perspectives. When coupled with expanded awareness from the practices you become more authentic and less reactive.

Effortless Deep Meditation

Meditator

Sahaj Samadhi is an ancient form of automatic self-transcending that brings the stillness of deep meditation effortlessly, without watching or controlling the mind, even for beginners.

A Combination of Practices to Enhance Body, Mind & Spirit


SKY Breathing Meditation

Powerful rejuvenation in a 10 min. practice

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 meditation practices in just 10 min.

Effortless Deep Meditation

Dropping focus to transcend thoughts

Meditator

Sahaj Samadhi is an ancient form of automatic self-transcending. The practice brings the stillness of deep meditation effortlessly, without watching or controlling the mind, even for beginners. The mind is deeply rested and inner peace develops.

Breathing Practices

Calm the mind &
energize the body anytime of day

Breathe

Skillful breathing practices calm the mind, increase energy and relax the body. Naturally your breathing becomes deeper & smoother and sleep improves. Practice separately for as little as a few minutes for a quick recharge or as a primer for meditation.

Mindfulness Practice

Focusing awareness
to reflect & reframe

Mindfulness

Gain insights into tendencies of the mind on the course that support clarity and conscious reframing to more positive perspectives. When coupled with expanded awareness from SKY practice you naturally become more authentic and less reactive.

Contemplating or watching the mind keeps you on the thinking level.
Deep meditation brings stillness of mind for profound renewal.

Contemplating or watching the mind keeps you on the thinking level.
Deep meditation brings stillness of mind for profound mental rest & renewal.

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SKY Breathing Meditation

A Powerful Agent of Change

SKY practice brings immediate, positive shifts in your energy, clarity and state of mind. You don’t use effort to focus or watch thoughts. Results are automatic.

SKY practice settles the mind into a deeply calm state by using the breath’s built-in ability to quiet the mind naturally without thinking about it.

SKY Breathing does more than meditation alone in the way it dissolves stress & negative emotions. Practice SKY for just 10 min. and optionally follow it with a silent or guided meditation.

ALREADY MEDITATE?
Add 10 minutes of SKY practice and your meditations will be consistently
deeper and the benefits will be greatly enhanced.

SKY Breathing Meditation

A Powerful Agent of Change

SKY practice brings immediate, positive shifts in your energy, clarity and state of mind. You don’t use effort to focus or watch thoughts. Results are automatic. SKY settles the mind into a deeply calm state by using the breath’s built-in ability to quiet the mind naturally without thinking about it.

SKY Breathing does more than meditation alone in the way it dissolves stress & negative emotions. Practice SKY for just 10 min. and optionally follow it with a silent or guided meditation.

PRACTICING SKY DAILY:

establishes peace of mind
greater clarity
enhances joy, optimism, & social connection
reduces anxiety & depression
enhance resiliency to stress

Quiet the mind to stillness

ALREADY MEDITATE?

Add 10 min. of SKY practice and your meditations will be consistently deeper and the benefits will be enhanced.

Spontaneous Mindfulness

You can culture mindfulness with conscious effort, or, you can develop it spontaneously by releasing the stress and impressions in the mind that distract you from the present moment.

The mind is often focused on the past or future with unproductive, repetitive thoughts, worries and regrets that make you less aware, less authentic and less connected with others.

SKY practice increases mindfulness automatically by dissolving accumulated impressions and negative emotions that are the cause of anxiety and excess chatter in the mind.

On the SKY workshop you also learn about negative tendencies of the mind, so as you gain greater awareness you can consciously reframe negative thinking to more positive perspectives. You learn to let go and live with more joy in life.

Spontaneous Mindfulness

You can culture mindfulness with effort, or let it develop spontaneously by releasing the stress and impressions that distract you from the present moment.

The mind is often focused on the past or future with unproductive, repetitive thoughts, worries and regrets that make you less aware, less authentic and less connected with others.

SKY practice increases mindfulness automatically by dissolving accumulated impressions and negative emotions that are the cause of anxiety and excess chatter in the mind.

On the SKY workshop you also learn about negative tendencies of the mind, so as you gain greater awareness you can consciously reframe negative thinking to more positive perspectives. You learn to let go and live with more joy in life.

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Spontaneous Mindfulness

You can culture mindfulness with effort, or, let it develop spontaneously by releasing the stress and impressions that distract you from the present moment.

The mind focuses on the past or future with unproductive, repetitive thoughts, worries and regrets that make you less aware, less authentic and less connected with others.

SKY practice increases mindfulness automatically by dissolving accumulated impressions and negative emotions that are the cause of anxiety and excess chatter in the mind.

On the SKY workshop you also learn about negative tendencies of the mind, so as you gain greater awareness you can consciously reframe negative thinking to more positive perspectives. You learn to let go and live with more joy in life.

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Sahaj Samadhi Meditation technique

Extend your time in deep meditation for greater rejuvenation.

Sahaj Samadhi Meditation is an 'Automatic Self-Transcending technique' that has its origin in a tradition that is thousands of years old. It does not require watching the breath or thoughts. You do not concentrate or use any effort at all. It is practiced for 20 minutes while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed.

Practiced immediately after 10 minutes of SKY there is a powerful 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.

Sahaj Samadhi is usually taught separately from the SKY Breathing Meditation workshop.

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Content of Each Workshop

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The SKY workshop includes:

  • Breathing Practices - 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 - gain insights into tendencies of the mind on the course. When coupled with expanding awareness from SKY practice you naturally become more authentic & increase self-reflective reframing to greater positivity.

~Breathing Practices - daily for 10 min. & use as needed to calm or energize
~SKY Breathing Meditation - daily for 10 min. 1x or 2x
~Yoga routine - practice as much as you like.
~Mindfulness Insights - learn the negative tendencies of the mind. When coupled with expanding awareness from SKY practice you naturally become more authentic & increase self-reflective reframing to greater positivity.

SKY Workshop is taught in 4 sessions.
Typically Fri. evening; Sat. morning; Sun. afternoon; & 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 Support
Guided group sessions are available in most cities weekly. These 75-90 min. sessions offer an extended guided practice of the Breathing and SKY practices. The experience gives you a boost of energy and clarity and reinforces your home practice routine.

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Sahaj Samadhi technique is taught over 3 sessions.

  • Typically Fri. evening & Sat. & Sun. morning 2-3 hours each
  • Attending all sessions is mandatory.
  • The practice is easily mastered.
  • Certified instructors remain available for guidance.
  • 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:
Learning Effortless Deep Meditation plus a thorough examination of the mechanics of deep meditation, the experiences you can have and how regular practice develops a greater states of awareness.

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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)?

No. 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.

Research Study
Research Study
Research Study

+ 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 in 92 countries 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.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"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
Email: info@skybreath.org

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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.

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