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Ascending Workshops to Relieve Stress Coming to Springfield


An information session on a unique practice aimed at relieving stress comes to Springfield next week. Attendees can learn how to deepen rest, improve health and enhance energy. KSMU’s Bailey Wiles tells us more about the Art of Ascension.

Nandisvara Ishaya has been teacher of the exercise for the last 13 years. This can be achieved, he believes, through the Art of Ascension; a worldwide meditative practice which is claimed by practitioners to go back to the very beginning of time.

“Ascension simply means to ascend beyond limiting beliefs and ideas, to rise above them but to live fully here on planet earth in praise, gratitude, love, and compassion. Then the body’s natural tendency to heal itself just naturally starts to dissolve stress. So you clear your nervous system while you expand your consciousness and awareness,” Ishaya says.

Nandisvara went on a search 15 years ago to get in touch with himself and to find happiness. When he came across the Art of Ascension, he found a tool that he can use any time to help himself in his daily life, by just thinking in a different way.

And these practices are open for anyone.

“No belief required, so everyone, regardless of what their background is, their culture is, it’s going to work for them.”

If you are interested in learning more about this technique, Ascension teachers will be giving a free introductory talk at the Library Center in the Story Hour Room from 6:30-7:30 PM and 7:45-8:45 PM on Wednesday, December 10th.

Weekend workshops are hosted at the retreat center in St. James, Missouri. For more information, you can call the Ishaya Foundation Center at 573-699-4049 or email