A unique rhythmical breathing processthe sudarshan kriya
technique is said to have been revealed to him during a spell of silent meditation
that he had gone into for 10 long days in 1982. The kriya acts in
a psychoneuroimmunological (PNI) manner. In other words, the technique helps a
healthy and pleasant mind to produce chemical messengers, which travel from the
nervous system to the immune system, resulting in the overall betterment of both
body and mind.
Sri Ravishankar has himself described the working of the sudarshan
kriya thus: "There is a rhythm in nature. Seasons come and
go. In your own body also, there is a rhythm. Life has a particular
rhythm. Similarly, your breath also goes in a pattern. Your emotions
move in a particular rhythm, as well as your thoughts. All these rhythms
arise from your being, which has its own rhythm.
Sudarshan Kriya, we get into the rhythm of our being and see how our being is
permeating our emotions, our thoughts, our breath and our bodies. Soon, every
cell of our body becomes alive and releases all the toxins and negative emotions
it has stored from times past. Once again, we are able to smile from our hearts."
certain yogic asanas and other processes, sudarshan kriya
involves pranayama, which silences inner turmoil. Through this kriya
the mind experiences deep rest. The process also involves the infusion of a maximum
amount of oxygen to the cells, which helps in the release of neuropeptides that
regularize Abnormal Brain Wave patterns in patients suffering from neural disorders.
The kriya's miraculous influence on the human immune system has
inspired researchers the world over into finding a cure for AIDS and other diseases
caused by immunity deficiency.