Step onto the mat each 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 apply as a part of his day by 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 hundreds of scholars from all around the world and lately opened his personal Yoga Resort in Goa. In his work as a yoga trainer, Ravi is captivated with making the unique rules 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 apply?

I began doing yoga after I was 9 years outdated. I grew up in India, my grandfather was an astrologer and religious trainer and he began instructing me chant mantras and apply mudras. From that second yoga was a part of my day by day life and I realised it was my calling to stay 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 apply developed while you transitioned from being a scholar 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 visitors 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 eternally college students of yoga, the apply is usually about understanding your self which is an ongoing journey. 

Personally, it modified quite a lot of issues in my life. As soon as I obtained deeper and deeper into my apply, elements of my life that I didn’t want any extra naturally fell away and have been changed by higher issues. Professionally it has made me extra related 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 set into this title, inviting college students to come back again to the Roots?

We’re all related to our roots and to the roots of yoga, it’s a part of our pure being. Hatha Yoga is probably the most conventional type of yoga in India. Conventional means we don’t add our personal spices to the apply 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 apply.

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

My intention is to indicate {that a} apply will be quite simple however very useful to your day by 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 can give to the Wanderlust TV streamers to deepen the reference to a trainer throughout their on-line apply?

It’s not concerning the trainer, it’s concerning the connection to your self. I’m solely right here to information you to seek out your individual apply.


In the event you might have dinner with an influential persona within the historical past of Yoga, who wouldn’t it be and why?

I wish to meet B.Okay.S. Iyengar, perhaps not have dinner however to ask him a couple of questions. I’ve watched lots of his movies and though he has a lot data of yoga and I get rather a lot out of his asana steerage, he will be fairly impolite generally, he’s typically seen shouting at individuals. So my major query can be to ask him to be a bit nicer to his college students.

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