Not Adding Our Own Spices to the Practice

Step onto the mat every Monday on Wanderlust TV as Ravi takes over the LIVE studio to host Conventional Hatha Yoga and Pranayama.

Ravi ‘the smiling Yogi’ was born in India right into a household of religious lecturers and from a younger age he grew up with a yoga observe as a part of his every day life. In his early twenties he lived on the Mahatma Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh the place he studied Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga with well-respected Yoga grasp Yogi Ji.

Over the last ten years, Ravi has been instructing all throughout India and the UK to 1000’s of scholars from all around the world and not too long ago opened his personal Yoga Resort in Goa. In his work as a yoga trainer, Ravi is captivated with making the unique ideas of conventional Indian Yoga comprehensible for everybody and combines motion, breath and sacred mantras in an accessible and playful approach.

When was the primary time you tried the observe?

I began doing yoga after I was 9 years previous. I grew up in India, my grandfather was an astrologer and religious trainer and he began instructing me how you can chant mantras and observe mudras. From that second yoga was a part of my every day life and I realised it was my calling to dwell a life with yoga. In my early twenties, I moved to Rishikesh to review yoga within the Ashrams. That’s the place my instructing additionally started.

How has your observe advanced once you transitioned from being a pupil to being a trainer?

I used to be residing in an Ashram in Rishikesh the place I practiced yoga with Grasp Yogi Ji and I naturally transitioned into instructing friends within the Ashram. That’s after I actually began residing the yogic way of life and it felt like I had discovered my destined path in life. 

I feel we’re all without end college students of yoga, the observe is usually about understanding your self which is an ongoing journey. 

Personally, it modified loads of issues in my life. As soon as I obtained deeper and deeper into my observe, components of my life that I didn’t want any extra naturally fell away and had been changed by higher issues. Professionally it has made me extra linked and affected person and instructing yoga has allowed me to journey the world. General yoga has made me a extra loving particular person.


Your class known as Conventional Hatha Yoga and Pranayama – is there an intention you place into this identify, inviting college students to return again to the Roots?

We’re all linked to our roots and to the roots of yoga, it’s a part of our pure being. Hatha Yoga is essentially the most conventional type of yoga in India. Conventional means we don’t add our personal spices to the observe it however we come again to the unique recipes supplied by the Rishis and Sages, the unique fundamentals and essence of the asana and pranayama observe.

What’s the intention you carry as you share these classes on-line? What essence are you hoping is transmitted by means of the observe that goes past simply watching somebody on a display screen?

My intention is to indicate {that a} observe could be quite simple however very helpful to your every day life. You don’t want any fancy garments or an costly mat or an extended class. Yoga is about connecting with your self in anywhere at any time.


What can be the one piece of recommendation you possibly can give to the Wanderlust TV streamers to deepen the reference to a trainer throughout their on-line observe?

It’s not in regards to the trainer, it’s in regards to the connection to your self. I’m solely right here to information you to seek out your personal observe.


If you happen to may have dinner with an influential persona within the historical past of Yoga, who would it not be and why?

I want to meet B.Ok.S. Iyengar, possibly not have dinner however to ask him a number of questions. I’ve watched lots of his movies and though he has a lot data of yoga and I get lots out of his asana steering, he could be fairly impolite generally, he’s typically seen shouting at individuals. So my most important query can be to ask him to be a bit nicer to his college students.

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