TAMIL NADU

`Meditation helps get over frustration'

Staff Reporter

The YES Plus programme is imparted to those between 18 and 25 Art of Living, Erode, is organising a `Maha Satsang' on December 4.

ERODE: "Just information is no education; it is culturing our behaviour, culturing our attitudes and ability to perceive things better. Perception, observation and expression, the three aspects of education, have to be improved," says Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the founder of Art of Living.

Many students were happy if there were no problems in their lives, but the moment problems arose, they became frustrated. They needed proper training, meditation etc. to get over the frustration, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said.

Art of Living excelling programme for children, YES (Youth Empowerment Seminar) programme for adolescents and YES Plus for youth are specially designed to shape people up and inculcate values in the young generation.

These people would carry the torch of learning and enlightenment, transforming the planet into a heaven of peace and joy. "Accelerating excellence and sustaining innocence is the aim of the programme," Sri Sri said.

Art Excel (All Round Training in Excellence) YES programme is imparted to children between eight and 14 years. It is a highly effective stress management and human values training programme. The programme includes practical tools for dealing with negative emotions, relaxation and stretching exercises, problem solving strategies, leadership training, social skills development and creative projects.

The youth needed to broaden their vision and deepen their roots, S.

Padmanabhan and Ms Jayashree of the Art of Living, Erode, told this correspondent. Ms Jayshree said YES for the youth between 14 and 18 years was an innovative and dynamic programme, while breathing techniques helped in relaxation of mind. The programme also included experimental processes designed to help the youth face challenging situations with confidence.

The YES Plus programme is imparted to those between 18 and 25, which addresses key issues relevant to the youth of today.Colleges like Kongu Arts and Science College, Nanjanapuram, P.K.R. Arts College for Women, Gobichettipalayam, Sri Vasavi College and schools like Bharathy Vidya Bhavan Matriculation HSS, URC Matriculation HSS, Jaycees Matriculation HSS and Cellular Matriculation HSS for Girls evinced interest in these courses and organised them.

Art of Living, Erode, is organising a `Maha Satsang' on December 4.

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