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Yoga, Ayurveda and Philosophy for everyday life. 

Yoganama is a comprehensive resource for Yogic wisdom, Ayurvedic concepts, and ancient Indian Philosophy. It is a repository of information and tools that can help us in the journey towards good health and mindfulness.

 Our three core values:

Yoga

Yoga essentially means Union and the ancients used it to refer to the practical application of any spiritual philosophy. There are various yoga systems that are followed by spiritual seekers, even though asanas or physical postures of the Hatha Yoga school are the most popular and known. Similarly, there are other systems like of Bhakti, Karma, Jnana or Raja Yoga. I firmly believe in the traditional teachings of old masters and love to explore ancient books and ashrams to bring my experience and understanding of these to you. Read this section to learn about various forms of yoga and specifically Patanjali’s Raja Yoga.

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Ayurveda

Good health is a prerequisite for any spiritual practice to be successful which is why Yoga goes hand in hand with Ayurveda. In a world rife with stress and lifestyle diseases, we are constantly struggling between the extremes of hyperactivity and dullness. What we need instead is lightness, purity, and harmony and that is the purpose of Ayurveda. By embracing its principles, we address the root cause of our ailments and create a strong foundation for our spiritual journey. This section is a resource for ways to live a healthy life, as inspired by ancient wisdom. Here I focus on two of the most critical factors that impact our wellbeing – good food and right lifestyle.

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Philosophy

Philosophy is important because we require knowledge as well as practice to advance in Yoga or our chosen spiritual path. Neither practice without understanding nor understanding without practice adds any value.In both instances, our efforts remain incomplete. Thus to be productive and make our efforts significant we require both in balance. I believe that everyone’s spirituality is personal and every journey unique so my goal is to bring an unbiased view of ancient wisdom. This section covers Yoga Sutras, ancient philosophy, Vedic concepts as well as other ancient resources conducive to mindfulness.

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namita

about me profile

Namaste! I am Namita and thank you for visiting Yoganama.

Yoganama has been started to preserve and share the true teachings of Yoga in keeping with its ancient traditions. We hope to make true yoga accessible to everyone, at all life stages and from all walks of life.

I spent over a decade, from management trainee to business head, with some of the world’s leading financial services MNCs including Citibank, Aviva and Generali before finding my calling in the ancient teachings of Yoga and Ayurveda. I have practiced various styles across different schools, spent significant time in Mysore, India to deepen my knowledge and am a Yoga Alliance certified teacher (RYT 200) with over 700 hours of Asana training. I’m also an avid reader and deeply invested in exploring yoga philosophy, Ayurveda, ancient scriptures and related texts. As a teacher, my approach is traditional with strong focus on the breath and complemented by the teachings of Yoga Sutras; I consider Yoga as a way to truly bring transformation and take us closer to discovering our true purpose.

I am an MBA in Finance & Marketing and Maths (Honors) graduate. I am certified in plant based nutrition from Cornell and Pranic Healing from MCKS (Level 3). I have explored medieval healing and art history (University of Cambridge) and Vipassana meditation (Igatpuri, India). I am also an avid traveller, experimental vegan and vegetarian cook, animal lover, dedicated health and wellness enthusiast, in love with nature and everything natural.

For me, all of this has come together in Yoganama and I hope to make it a holistic resource and destination for everything Yoga. I look forward to connecting and you can also find me on Instagram and Facebook.