Why did you start with yoga?
To be. I started practicing yoga when I was three years old. It was part of my growing up. But in the past 10 years, I integrated it as part of my life so that I can live a fulfilled and conscious life. Over these years, my practice has helped me to face good and bad experiences of life in a healthy way. It has taught me to recognize and understand myself from within, to accept and love the way I am, and to enjoy the simple things in life like hugs and sunsets.
Why did you become a yoga teacher?
I envision a society where people are empathic, kind and works together collectively with each other and for each other. Yoga for me is science that enables people to be mindful about themselves and others, consciously perceive the universe as one with everyone and everything connected with each other. By being a teacher, I want to serve this mission and use the available tools and resources I have gained through yoga to help others to be happy, healthy, and mindful.
What do you love most about teaching yoga?
The safe space. The fact that for many people, it feels safe to consciously sense their emotions, connect with themselves and express themselves through movement, breathing and sometime tears.
What styles of yoga do you teach?
I teach Hatha and Vinyasa yoga. Vinyasa means “breath-synchronized movement”. Hatha is the union of “ha,” meaning sun, and “tha,” meaning moon and denotes the force of determined strength and effort required to unify opposing forces and bring together the body and the mind. I enjoy teaching both styles, sometimes separately and sometimes together.
What is your favourite song for Savasana?
I love chanting mantras during savasana. My favorite is maha mrityunjaya mantra. Chanting this mantra releases a string of vibrations that realigns the physical body ensuring good health and wellbeing. It also removes fears and heals holistically.
What is your favourite book or movie?
My favorite book is The Sapiens