I was born in Tibet in a place called Kham. I came to India when I was 10; we used to walk 80 percent of the time as we were refugees from Tibet. My brother used to sit on my dad’s shoulder as he was too young to walk back then. We were sent to a school in Mussoorie where I studied for twelve years. Later on, I was introduced to yoga in my college and I instantly fell in love! I went to Physical Education University. We had all sorts of sports and activities. This is where I was first introduced to the world of yoga. Six years back, yoga was really at its peak in India. It felt like the best time to start something new.
I never wanted to sit and do a job, I wanted to walk and run and jump and I finally found a job that I loved. I got selected as a trainer and this is how it all started. I realized that just learning yoga in college was not enough to teach. So I went to Rishikesh where I learned that yoga does not only stand for the various asana and stretching your legs. It means to settle down and be at peace. I don’t teach more than two individuals at once. It is important to have the correct postures and lines otherwise one might get injured. That is why I like to pay great attention while supervising.
In order to have a healthy body, a healthy mind is also very important. And for me, yoga is important as it balances out our body with our mind. It does not matter if you are young or old; if you don’t have a healthy mindset everything goes haywire. With a confused mindset, one will eat the wrong things and go to the wrong places. So the mind and body balance should always be at peace.
Stress is our worst enemy. People go to weddings, have deadlines, some have to take care of their family member who is not doing that well. Every action we do is full of stress. The best remedy is to just stop for a second and breath. In order to reduce stress, it is important to keep your heartbeat slow. Slowly inhale and exhale and you will see yourself relax. Try it and see, it really works!
I never listened to anyone else; I always did what I wanted to do. So I decided to take up yoga both as my passion and carrier, even though others were taking up jobs that were more conventional. I went after what I believed in. So I think I can call myself a true NakhreWaali.