Posted on Apr 3, 2019 #yoga
Certified yoga teacher from Krishnamacharya traditionQCI certified Level 2 Yoga Teacher RYT-500 registered with Yoga Alliance
Someone asked me “How did Yoga come to your life? Did you choose Yoga by chance, choice or destiny?” I don’t have an answer for this. I really don’t know exactly when my journey started. I am here - standing in the path of Yoga - looking back at when I started until this point in my life. I am neither able to see my starting point nor my destination. Both are millions of miles away.
From my childhood, the quest to understand that I am more than just this physical body led me to explore the yogic path. My grandfather was my first guru in Yoga. When I was stressed from my parents high expectations, he would teach me a few asanas and sit for meditation. (Believe me, my parents expectations were too high!)
I began exploring my mind through organized meditation programs.
After attending a few meditation courses, I learned that to fully explore the mind, you start climbing that ladder from the lowest rung - the body.
Hence, I started the practice of asana, the Yoga postures.
I successfully managed my profession as an architect and my interests in Yoga in parallel for a while. In 2004, I was diagnosed with a thyroid nodule and my Yoga practice has helped me successfully manage this condition. When the quest for Yoga knowledge became so high, I decided to make a living out of my passion. I joined Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, Chennai (KYM) for my organized study of Yoga to become a Certified Yoga Teacher. Thanks to my Gurus at KYM, who taught me the yogic philosophy through the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, my journey was more clear. I got the opportunity to study under Srivatsa Ramaswami, direct disciple of Shri Krishnamacharya.
Though I became a yoga teacher, I have never stopped being a student. I did my 500-hour Intense Hatha training from Asana Andiappan, a legendary Yoga master in Chennai, and am presently completing my MSC Yoga therapy from Tamilnadu Physical Education and Sports University.
In the past 4 years of running a Yoga studio, I realize more people are seeking Yoga for therapy and wellness rather than just mere fitness. I am very sure Yoga is the answer for many problems in the world.
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share via Email
It’s a simple question that we get asked a lot as yoga instructors.What is a Sun Salutation and why is it important? After all, this simple series of asanas is included in almost every single yoga p...
First things first, pigmentation is very normal, and you shouldn’t be sad to have it, because just like wrinkles, pigmentation can also be a sign of ageing, but but but…. There are many things you can...
We all want that experience that experienced meditators talk about.That magical time when you’re totally and completely relaxed and in a sort of euphoric, beautiful state. It’s calm and quiet. You’r...