At a time when the entire world went into a lockdown and social distancing became the buzz word, we were suddenly presented with the prospect to encounter the self.
I started an online prAnAyAma course ‘Befriend Your Breath‘ two weeks into the lockdown. As I’m about to launch the sixth edition of this course, it seemed like an apt occasion to share some of the insights and learnings from experience so far.
One of the consistent experience for most participants during the last five batches of the program was the excitement and joy of having discovered a new friend in their own breath. Something which most of us take for granted many a time.
Last week, I got an opportunity to connect with village-level women entrepreneurs in Kerala, India, through the Digital Beti project of Government of India. This opportunity led me to delve a little deeper into the reality of the digital gender gap worldwide, especially in India. Read More
“If you wish to learn yoga therapy well, focus on teaching one-to-one classes”, my teacher said as I was finishing my 1.5 years Yoga Acharya course in 2016. After Yogasala was launched in Jan 2017 with my first retreat to Hampi, it took another six months before I got my first student. Inspite of being the odd one out in the multitude of yoga studios and teachers taking group classes, I stuck to teaching exclusively personalised yoga classes. Read More
Standing in a queue, I could easily recognise the angry, young activists in front. Back from an evening of protest marches, on the move to the next location to join the comrades in another city to make this a memorable winter of disquiet. Discussion was heating up, notes being exchanged to win that all important… Read More
Once upon a time,Huffing and puffing I ran,Chasing the Tuk-Tuk,Heart beating Dhak-Dhak,To catch the Chuk-Chuk. . Late as Usual,I ran,To Catch A Train,A Train to Nowhere. Seated by the window,I peered out into the world,As the Train fled into the wilderness. Network gone,WiFi none,Time forever,Sitting alone,I looked around. Smiling faces,Kind eyes,Open hearts,Each one a storyteller,Of… Read More
It feels like life has come a full circle seeing this FB memory from two years ago today. From being a participant blown away by the power of Mahabharata Immersion (MI) to being a co-facilitator for the next edition of MI lab in Feb 2020, the journey feels exhilarating and inspiring. Sharing below my reflections… Read More
Prateek Shah of Humans Defynd interviews Yogaśāla founder Hariprasad Varma on his journey from being a Googler to starting his own yoga venture and becoming a life coach. Read More
Yoga for Peace is an international yoga initiative by Ritambhara and the Center for Soft Power of India Foundation to promote yoga in a holistic manner. Read More
At the start of 2017, I quit my last full time corporate job at Amazon as a digital marketing professional. I decided to switch to remote working in my then core area of expertise and became a Digital Nomad. Read More
I woke up today morning to this question from Adam Grant, the celebrated organisational psychologist at Wharton Business School, on my LinkedIn newsfeed. And the short answer to the question is, “Don’t bother about it.” Grant gives two reasons for this: In a decade, there are going to be jobs that are interesting in workplaces… Read More