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Shaken, not stirred

Shaken, not stirred

How can you remain calm and positive while facing challenges in your life?

Wellingtonians are invited to a series of free presentations by international speaker, Sukhvinder Bindra, on natural ways to reduce stress and tension and increase good energy and a sense of belongingness within communities.

He will discuss the root cause of stress and also provide insight into using the power of breath to reduce stress.

Bindra is an international teacher with the Art of Living Foundation, which was started by the spiritual leader and humanitarian, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in 1981.

“We underestimate the effect of stress in our day-to-day life,” he says. “We experience anxiety, worry and fear related to the future, or guilt and regrets over the past. It is helpful to understand how that works.

“Also, breath is our most vital source of energy, but we typically use only 30% of our lung capacity. Scientific research has shown that effective use of specific breathing techniques significantly reduces stress, as indicated by blood cortisol and lactate levels. People who learn good breathing techniques report that they feel lighter and freer, and their clarity of thought improves.”

Presentation details

Free presentations by Sukhvinder Bindra of the Art of Living Foundation:

“Shaken, not stirred – resilience in the face of adversity”, Aug 21st, 7pm – 8.30pm, Art of Living Centre, Level 3, James Smith Building, cnr Manners St and Cuba St

“Shaken not stirred - putting the spirit back in community”, Aug 22nd, 7pm – 8.30pm, James Coe 1, Dowse Art Museum, 45 Laings Rd, Lower Hutt

For more information and to register for the talks, call 0508 ARTOFLIVING


About the Art of Living Foundation

The Art of Living Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation providing educational and humanitarian services in over 150 countries worldwide. The Foundation’s aim is to serve society through programmes that reduce stress, restore human values and encourage people from all backgrounds and cultural traditions to come together in celebration and service.

Founded by spiritual leader and humanitarian, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the Foundation has special consultative status with the UN’s Economic and Social Council, participating in a variety of committees and activities relating to health, education, sustainable development and conflict resolution. For more information, see www.artofliving.org.nz

About Sukhvinder Bindra

At the age of 22, Sukhvinder Bindra was a senior partner in his own CA firm with 40 staff reporting to him. By his mid-20s, he was an entrepreneur and CEO of a multimillion dollar restaurant franchise with 45 branches throughout the UK.

Then, a meeting with world-renowned humanitarian leader Sri Sri Ravishankar, founder of Art of Living, changed everything. Deeply affected by Sri Sri's vision of a violence-free, stress-free society, Sukhvinder has travelled the globe bringing tangible, practical benefits to people's lives across four continents.

Sukhvinder’s work has spanned war-torn Africa, to co-designing the IAHV's corporate stress elimination course (APEX), which today runs in Fortune500 companies such as Google, Microsoft, IBM, Coca Cola and Shell plus NASA, and the World Bank. He is an inspiring presence who was once given a standing ovation at the United Nations for his uncompromising stance on eradicating poverty.

He is a fun and engaging speaker.


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