The spiritual practice of Yoga has its roots in India, and Bangalore plays a tremendous role in upholding this tradition. Yoga is a physical as well as a mental exercise, aimed at achieving control, peace and relaxation. It is a practice adopted by many Bangaloreans as a break from stressful daily schedules and the stimulus overload created by city life. Yoga promotes physical fitness, boosts immunity, energises the body, creates emotional stability and improves memory, among its numerous other benefits.

The Art of Living International Ashram

Our city is the home of the headquarters of the Art of Living International Ashram. The Art of Living, an educational and humanitarian movement founded and pioneered by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in 1981 operates globally in 152 countries. The movement has touched the lives of over 370 million people by teaching them effective stress management techniques and by helping them attain a peaceful mind.