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“Breathe Well, Live Well: Harnessing the Power of Breath for Mental Wellness”

Learn how breath can be used as a tool to de-stress and energize at the same time in a lecture and guided meditation by Selva Kumaraswamy.

RSVP via Eventbrite required, with suggested pay-what-you-can donation to support additional and ongoing programs celebrating the work of local artists specializing in Indian arts, music, and cultural traditions.

Note: Due to capacity limitations, there are a limited number of free RSVPs for each event. We encourage you to RSVP via the pay-what-you-can donation ticket and reserve the free RSVPs for community members who cannot afford to attend otherwise.

Summary of Presentation
Do you know our breath can be used as a tool to de-stress and energize at the same time?
Mental wellness is as important as physical wellbeing, but it’s often overlooked. Meditation and breathing can play an important role in addressing mental wellbeing.
In this presentation, Selva Kumaraswamy, specialist in meditation and breathwork, will talk about the tendencies of the mind and how to use breathing techniques to manage stress. The talk will conclude with a live guided meditation session led by the presenter. Attendees will discover how our breath can serve as a powerful tool for both relaxation and rejuvenation simultaneously.

About the Speaker

Selva Kumaraswamy is a seasoned technology entrepreneur with a rich background spanning over 23 years in the industry. He has held key leadership positions including founding principal of a successful consulting practice, CEO of an early-stage startup, and CTO for several startups.
Selva has been practicing meditation for over 2 decades. He has gone through over 1000 hrs. of training teaching meditation, and breath work, and conducts resilience training workshops. In his leisure time, Selva finds joy in playing the drums, engaging in carpentry, and cultivating vegetables on his farm, embracing a well-rounded and fulfilling lifestyle.


About the Festival
Wonderful India is a month-long festival featuring local artists and performers representing different regions and traditions of India. Experience artwork, music performances, dance recitals, community gatherings, workshops, lectures, and demonstrations in celebration of India’s artistic and cultural traditions.

Plan Your Visit to the Festival
Open Gallery Hours are scheduled at designated times through the week, along with curated cultural events and performances on the weekends. To view details about the schedule and lineup of artists and performers, visit www.wonderfulindiafestival.com.

Production & Supporters
Wonderful India Festival is produced by Artly World Nonprofit and has been financed in part by the City of Austin’s Elevate Grant Program.

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