what do you think of when it comes to losing weight? correct- it’s either restricting your diet or going to a gym.. Little do we know that our short time investment leads to more cravings. One thing leads to another we are back to our favorite burger place before we even know it.
Yoga is one of the many options we could try to get back on the healthy lifestyle. We contacted Samadi Yoga Studio and went to their open house to know more about the art of yoga. There, we witnessed how the studio brought the yoga community together on a perfect rainy Friday.
Know your Yoga
While yoga itself is a blend of physical, mental and spiritual practice, it is often misinterpreted to meditation only. Eza Chowdhury, the co-founder of Samadi Yoga Studio explained that while meditation is one of the elements of yoga, it’s not all.
“We founded this studio because we wanted to create a healing environment where people can feel safe and release their stress while taking care of their body. This is what yoga is all about. It’s a state of mind where you merge your body with your spirit and connect with your soul.”Said Eza as she explained the different kinds of yoga they are offering.
Vinyasa and Kundalini
Eza Chowdhury herself teaches Power Vinyasa. Power Vinyasa is a kind of yoga where students fluidly move their body through different postures. It also lets them take control of their breathing and moving with that flow. An guess what, it does wonders for both the mind and the body.
“If someone is looking for a yoga session which will allow them to take part in different sort of cardio, then I would definitely recommend them Power Vinyasa because it will not only help you physically and emotionally, but it also helps you build up the confidence in yourself.”Said Eza Chowdhury
Kundalini is another form of yoga which helps you connect your mind with your body through chants and correct posture. While Power Vinyasa has more of a physical and cardio benefits, Kundalini yoga carries the spiritual nature. Whether you are stressed or depressed, trying Kundalini yoga will not only take care of your mind.
“We need our students to have an open mind and the patience to move forward with the journey they are embarking on. They have the potential to experience a deep sense of understanding their own soul. I started an objective to make my health better but after experiencing the true essence of it, I must say it has changed my lifestyle and brought me a lot of peace. Of course, not all experiences will be the same since every human being have their own individuality but I am sure once they try to give this a chance, they might discover something new about themselves.”Says Farhin Islam who has been mastering the art of Kundalini for about years now.
From practice to passion: A talk with Rumana Aktar, the yoga mentor for the beginners
Most beginners hesitate to start something as yoga as it takes time, patience and becomes a commitment to life. Rumana Aktar, one of the teachers of Samadi Yoga Studio believes in chances.
“It’s all about loving and taking care of your body and your mind. Once you are ready to give yourself that chance, don’t shy away from that feeling.”Says Rumana Aktar as she has been teaching beginners about basic yoga postures and figuring out what is best for her students.
Rumana Akter wants the enthusiasts to know that no matter how much you weigh, or whatever sickness you may feel both physically and mentally, yoga will never be a bad choice for you unless you know the right postures and breathing exercises. Suffering from some serious health issues herself Rumana Aktar was a fighter and faced her fears and illness through rejecting medicines and took her time with finding herself through yoga.
“I cannot begin to explain to you how yoga has changed my life, but I can tell you this that the influence of yoga has turned from practice to passion”Smiled Rumana as she looks back the days of her practices and yoga retreats.
Why you should try yoga now more than ever
Other than our personal problems, with the political and social changes in the country, the unrest has left everyone shaken but as days move on we realize that each day has new problems and struggles we need to face head on. At the end of the day you need your body to realize the tension and stress that builds on your shoulder. Yoga works as a detox for your body as you try to get rid of the negative thoughts and cleanse your soul to its previous healthy self. The moment you stand on the mat and concentrate on nothing but yourself, think of yourself as a winner because you were able to accomplish a goal; a goal where you valued yourself above everything.
Samai Yoga Studio is set on a mission to help and create an environment to bring a safe and calm place with nothing but serenity. They also have sessions for spiritual cleansing such as reiki training which is more of an energy healing process. They want to help their students with their physical and emotional struggles because nothing is as painful as an unrest heart and a restless body. It’s time we learn to love ourselves in order to bring a positive Zen around us
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