Reported benefits of the Sudarshan Kriya include: Reduced levels of stress (reduction of cortisol - the "stress hormone”) Strengthened immune system Reduced cholesterol Relief from anxiety and depression (mild, moderate, and severe) Increased anti-oxidant protection Enhanced brain function Increased awareness both of self and surroundings Improved patience Greater energy Improved ability to manage challenging situaitons Greater mental clarity Increased Awareness We practice Sudarshan Kriya every day. It gives us an ever increasing awareness of how to live in the present moment. Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker, actors and stars of the T.V. series L.A. Law, United States Improved Patience Thanks to [Sudarshan Kriya] I have become more relaxed about challenging situations at home and at work, and I have become more patient with people. Tina, Mathematician, United Kingdom Increased Energy and Greater ability to deal with situations I am calmer, I have more energy and I feel that I am a better able to cope with things. This has been fantastic at work. I feel that I get more done, and that what used to seem like huge problems, are not so bad when you stop to think, and breathe. Justine Tasker, Fashion Editor, Australia Increased Mental Clarity As an engineer, I need to be both analytical and critical. Mental clarity and stamina are also essential. Sudarshan Kriya and meditation enhance these abilities. An additional plus is a better sense of well-being. William Hayden, NASA Senior System Analyst, United States Physical health benefits of Sudarshan Kriya Reduces stress Improves health and well-being More energy Strengthens immune system Reduces cholesterol levels What does the kriya add to my yoga practice? It hass increased my lung capacity in a really short time; it has increased my alertness; it hass given me methods to refresh my mind throughout the day. By giving me greater awareness and sensitivity to my breath, I’ve improved my concentration and meditation.