Posted on May 8, 2019 #recent
As a kid, I suffered constantly from wheezing and asthma. When I was 12 years old, I was asked to run at the playground. When I gave up and informed my teachers about my health problems, I was then introduced to yoga.
I didn’t practice yoga seriously until I was 19 - thanks to the Yoga Intercollege Competition during my engineering studies. I started practicing Iyengar yoga under Arun Sir in Prasanth Yoga Ashram. It was only then I realized the profound effects of yoga on my body and mind. I lost weight naturally and my skin started glowing. Moreover, I was feeling happy and cheerful for no apparent reason.
Soon after getting an IT job, I realized that software engineering was not my cup of tea! I began a quest for a job which was more soul satisfying. I tried acting and even acted in various movies and in theater. Although I really loved every bit of it, I didn’t warm up to the industry or its atmosphere.
This stress of my personal problems and the financial crisis moved me to explore Vipassana meditation. After only 3 courses, it helped me profoundly to increase my self-awareness.
Later, I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD). I realized how a healthy body is vital for dwelling deeper into meditation. I took my practice seriously again and started teaching yoga full-time. My stamina has increased profoundly and my PCOD vanished.
Teaching yoga makes me feel more centered, balanced and gives me a sense of peace and contentment. While my students thoroughly enjoy my class, it gives me a sense of joy to be fully present and focused in my class. I give my best to each and every one.
I specialize in Hatha, Ashtanga vinyasa and Yin yoga. I have done 200-hour registered yoga teacher (RYT) trainings twice - once with Regeesh at Aayana Yoga Academy and another with Bharath Shetty at Indea Yoga, both in Bangalore. I have completed my advanced training for 300-hour and an additional 50 hours in Yin yoga at Aayana Yoga Academy under Regeesh and Mrinali.
Teaching for the past four years, I am grateful that my life journey has led me to this Yoga path.
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share via Email
I am in no way saying prenatal yoga is for “irregular” people or that being pregnant makes you an irregular person.But when it comes to distinguishing between prenatal yoga practices and other typ...
Ancient medicine like Ayurveda, acupuncture, yoga and the traditional way of working on my health has been part of my life since 2017. With Ayurveda, it has been a much longer journey. I am Archana....
What Is Power Yoga?Power yoga is a fast-paced Vinyasa-style yoga that was modeled on Ashtanga and is heavy on cardio, is physically demanding, and emphasizes dynamic movement over meditative movemen...