“Yoga is light, which once lit will never dim. The better you practice, the brighter the flame.” - Guruji BKS Iyengar

by Ananya Gupta January 27, 2022

“Yoga is light, which once lit will never dim. The better you practice, the brighter the flame.” - Guruji BKS Iyengar

Revalsar Sunday Stories- Edition 30 with@riyaunalomeyoga

" “Yoga is light, which once lit will never dim. The better you practice, the brighter the flame.” - Guruji BKS Iyengar

This is exactly how Yoga came into my life and became my life.

Growing up I always struggled with my confidence. I took up yoga in college, it helped me calm my mind and find peace. Yoga helped me work through my lack of confidence and believe in myself.

When I started my job in sports marketing, it demanded long working hours and a lot of travelling. That hindered my consistent yoga schedule and left me too drained to focus on myself. It was also the time when I was dealing with personal issues and some issues in my family. Without realising I was depressed about it for a long time and I started practicing yoga again. Yoga was the only way I was able to relax. The deeper I pushed myself in yoga the more I realised its effect on me.

I loved my job but somehow it felt that the purpose of my life was different. That is when I decided to take a break from my job. It was a difficult decision and I will forever be grateful for my family’s support. I went for my teacher’s training program and after that there was no turning back.

I cannot describe how beautifully yoga has changed my life. I have grown as a person. The way I see and handle things has completely changed for good, I am much calmer and confident. I have started loving myself, appreciating small moments and life.

I have become more aware about my actions regarding myself and others. Yoga and meditation has helped me stay grounded through ups and downs of life.

For anyone who is starting their yoga journey, I would say that this will change your life. Be consistent with your practice, asana will come naturally, try to observe your thoughts and breathings. Focus on your core. Learn how yoga affects different koshas of our body. Journal your thoughts after your meditation. Question yourself before every action to understand yourself and your atman better. Always try to be your better self and never stop loving yourself."


Ananya Gupta
Ananya Gupta


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