FROM OUR Correspondent
Itagar, Nov 28: In yet another reaffirmation of how meditation and spiritual practices make one’s persolity shines, two ardent practitioners of the Art of Living walked away top honours at the ‘Mrs Aruchal 2016 – Mothers of Substance’ pageant on Saturday evening.
Where Hage Tado nya of Ziro, who is a trained Art of Living instructor, was crowned Mrs Aruchal 2016, another volunteer of the Art of Living and an ardent practitioner of yoga, meditation and Sudarshan Kriya Yami yam of Talia in Upper Subansiri district bagged the 1st runners-up prize. yam was also crowned Mrs Versatile.
Attributing the confidence and versatility that helped them win the titles to their association with Art of Living, both the winners have expressed their gratitude to the Art of Living and its founder Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji.
“My regular practice of yoga, meditation, Sudarshan Kriya and other Art of Living practices have largely contributed in making of the persolity I have today. Without them, I wouldn’t have come this far,” said nya.
“The peace of mind and clarity we experience after doing Sudarshan Kriya makes us very effective and efficient in life,” she added.
“Struck by a life-threatening disease in 2007, I had given up on life itself. That was when I came in touch with the Art of Living and it not only helped me overcome my illness, but also gave me a new direction, a vision to be useful to people around me. Inspired by transformations in my life, I did several advanced courses and went to become an Art of Living instructor in 2014,” she shares.
nya regularly conducts Art of Living workshop for in her Hari and adjoining villages in Lower Subansiri district.
“The confidence and versatility for which I have been crowned come from my training in Art of Living. Thanks to regular yoga and meditation, I could feel at home at every stage of the contest. The Art of Living training also helped me improve my observation, perception and expression. I owe to Art of Living for whatever communication skills I have which were vital in winning the titles,” revealed Yami.
“I came to the Art of Living in 2011 as my last hope of overcoming depression and hypertension. As I went deeper into it, my life changed. It gave the strength to deal with the low-confidence and social stigmas of being a single mother,” she added.
Both the ladies have expressed their desire to contribute to the lives of women around them by spreading the light of knowledge of life that Art of Living represents.
“The knowledge points I learnt from the Art of Living have practically helped me deal with many difficult issues I face as a women. I want to help others by exposing them to the wisdom. As an instructor, I have seen many lives changed after doing the Art of Living programmes,” Yami added.
Meanwhile, the Art of Living family in Aruchal Pradesh led by its chairman Dr Ligu Tacho, has congratulated the winners and expressed the hope that their achievements will inspire many more to learn the ‘Art of Living’ and live a life of wisdom.