With AMIT UPADHYE

Sakshi Yoga

YOGA INSTRUCTOR

“Yoga does not just change the way we see things; it transforms the person who sees.” -BKS Iyengar

Full Offering: Sakshi Yoga – Awareness thru Sun salutations and postures by drawing attention to the moment and to the characteristics of the mind (chitta vrittis).

Favorite Quote: “Yoga does not just change the way we see things; it transforms the person who sees.” -BKS Iyengar

Practice: Sakshi Yoga.

Where: Currently, online for Sewa International and thru my own yoga foundation called Sakshi Yoga Foundation.

Location: USA | Scottsdale, Arizona and Zoom

Credentials: RYT 200 certification, Certified teacher of Nikam Yoga, Singapore

Contact: www.architecture.yoga

“Yoga is the relentless pursuit of enlightenment and liberation.” -Amit Upadhye

MAGIC MOMENTS. Interview

DESCRIBE, FOR OUR LISTENERS, SOMETHING THAT YOU ARE PROUD OF?

Yoga is like a bottomless well, once we tap into it the energy and wisdom just flows thru us when we are in the zone. I experience this every Sunday whilst teaching in Scottsdale. My best moments are when I am teaching with complete awareness of “what is”. The art of looking with open focus in ashwasanchalanasan when one looks out into the infinity without an intent in the mind. Just looking with complete attention and inaction. That is when magic happens internally.

WHAT’S YOUR YOGA ADVICE, FOR OUR LISTENERS?

1. Consistency and Perseverance: Sage Patanjali, the father of Ashtanga Yoga has said that one should practice without break daily to achieve the results. 2. Reality Vs Truth: Although truth could be absolute, everyone’s realities are different. Recognize the limitations of the corporeal structure, accept it and surrender in the moment. 3. Observe the pain objectively, acknowledge it and let it go. Yogi burns in the fire to pain to purify the mind and body. Beware of injuries and listen to the body at the same time. There is a fine line between pushing the body beyond the comfort zone and pampering it. Growing pains are welcome.

SHARE THREE QUICK TIPS?

1. Be mindful of how much and what you eat. 2. Early to bed and early to rise is the best way for a Yogi. 3. Meditate every day before going to bed or after waking up in the morning.

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