I discovered yoga quite accidentally. I was working with HAL in Bengaluru but had a lot of spare time on my hands.
I was keen on taking up a part time position which would keep me occupied and also create a second source of income.
Very soon I got the opportunity to work at the front desk of a yoga institute. It wasn’t exactly what I had hoped for, but I went along with it.
I always believed yoga was a very difficult form of exercise and hence, even though I was working at a yoga institute, I didn’t join classes myself. It was after more than a month, after a friend literally dragged me, that I had my first yoga class.
It was a life-changing moment, a New Beginning.
I have always been a physically active person – I’ve played sports, run, etc. – but yoga was different. I was impressed with it right from the first class and began spending time practising it outside class even.
Barely 6 months later my instructor suggested I try for teacher training. I didn’t hesitate and jumped at the opportunity.
It’s been a year since I’ve been teaching and I think this is what I had been waiting for. I have found my true calling. I find more satisfaction in teaching than I did in my earlier work. People appreciate my method of teaching and that motivates me to try even harder to get better at what I do.
Yoga has changed me not just physically, but psychologically as well. I notice an immense difference in the way I think and speak. My attitude towards others has also improved and I feel positive all the time.
Yoga has given me stability and it has become a way of life for me.
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