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Here’s Namita’s story, one of ‪#‎a1000beginnings

As someone who struggled with weight, first as an anaemic and later as an overweight person, I was always looking for ways to just be fit. Gyms didn’t work because I found the repetitive, mechanical movements boring and artificial. And the mental block made not an iota of difference to my weight.

I was working in the US, where the stress of being away from home, the work hours and the unhealthy American lifestyle were slowly and steadily adding inches.

That’s when I chanced upon Hot Yoga in New York; and my life changed forever.

A self-acknowledged couch potato, I discovered movement and haven’t stopped moving ever since. The change wasn’t just physical; it was a New Mental Beginning as well.

Later, when we moved to Bengaluru, my schedule didn’t permit time for yoga, leaving me restless.

My second New Beginning was when Power Yoga made an entry in my life. My goal was still to lose weight, but there was something else planned for me; something bigger, something better.

Movement-oriented Power Yoga is dynamic and I was hooked from the first class. I began to arrange my entire life around these classes; such was my dedication to health and fitness.

It was my instructor who recommended I join the Teacher Training Course. And there’s been no looking back ever since.

I have finally found my true calling in life. I quit my well-paying, but dissatisfying, job and am now a fulltime yoga teacher. I use my personal struggle to reach out to my students and help them get to their goals.

For me, yoga is a lifestyle and not just a job. Today, I’m not just fitter in body, but in mind also. I’m happier and calmer, and am at peace with myself and my surroundings.

Yoga can inspire #a1000beginnings. What’s yours?
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  1. Sowmya G on September 5, 2016 at 11:02 pm said:

    A very inspiring story of Namita. I had

    gone through similar experiences and in mid way and learning astanga yoga now. Wanted to know about the courses and job opportunities in a1000 yoga. Very inspired! Looking forward to hearing from your end.

    Have a great day ahead!

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