Art of living
Art of living


Art of Living is an international movement that involves meditation and service to the community.

The Art of Living Foundation is present in over 150 countries and has millions of members. It encourages people to reduce their stress and improve their outlook on life. The Art of Living Foundation encourages people to volunteer in their communities and improve the lives of others.

People follow the practices of Art of Living to improve memory and thinking skills (cognitive function), quality of life, and overall mental health, but there is no good scientific evidence to support its use.
It is likely safe to participate in the Art of Living. Millions of people across the world have participated in these practices with no reported safety concerns.


There is interest in using Art of Living techniques for a number of purposes, but there isn't enough reliable information to say whether it might be helpful.
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The Art of Living focuses on personal self-development. This is done through teaching stress management skills and focusing on how to live in the moment. It also encourages people to volunteer their time to the community. The Art of Living Foundation (AOLF) runs many volunteer-based programs that are intended to improve society.

Interactions with pharmaceuticals

It is not known if this treatment interacts with any medicines. Before using this treatment, talk with your health professional if you take any medications.

Interactions with herbs & supplements

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

Interactions with foods

There are no known interactions with foods. has licensed monographs from TRC Healthcare.
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