Bhubaneswar, June 17 (LocalWire): Rini Agarwal from Cuttack is all of 22 years but has taken the virtual world by storm by reaching out to people’s mind and heart through yoga, beautiful quotes and healthy recipes.
Yoga is not just a repetition of postures but more about discovering the subtle energies of life, explains Rini aka Aham Yogini.
She took out time to speak to us about her love for yoga and how she is slowly motivating others to follow her, not only on social media but in real life as well.
LW: How did you choose yoga?
RA: I have not chosen yoga but yoga chose me and now I am trying to instill love for yoga among the people I interact with.
The present generation is leading a very unhealthy lifestyle and are stressed out easily, I feel the need to introduce yoga in their lives.
I have always believed in doing something good for others because that makes me truly happy.
LW: You are known as Aham Yogini, what is the story behind your name?
RA: Aham means Me and Yogini is Yoga Female. I tried to keep a Sanskrit name when I could seek the peace inside by practicing yoga.
LW: Tell us something about yourself
RA: I am born and brought up in Odisha with roots in north India.
My grandmother belongs to Lahore and my grandfather is from Haryana.
My true journey with yoga and meditation began after it helped me look up when I was going through an emotionally turmoil and searching for peace.
I enrolled into formal training in yoga and it changed my life forever.
It was then that I decided to take it up as a vocation and help reach out to people to make them stronger, happier, healthier, and feel good about themselves.
LW: How are you taking yoga ahead?
RA: Presently, I am a certified instructor offering yoga classes in groups at Bhubaneswar Health Club in College Square, Cuttack and also perusing my master’s degree in Naturopathy and Yogic Science from Sri Sri University.
I am also a free Instructor in Instagram and YouTube.
I try to instill courage in my students and make them understand that they should follow what they always believe in.
LW: How do you connect the youth with yoga?
RA: Youth are aware of the importance of yoga in their lives; still, a large section still believes that yoga is for elderly people.
But I am, trying to make them understand through my YouTube channel and my instagram posts that whatever one seeks in life is yoga.
Yoga is that gift box which has got something for everyone.
LW: Any message for our readers to make them inspire and start practicing yoga?
RA: One will spend Rs 4000 in a salon, Rs 1400 on junk foods, 2000 on that new pair of shoes but aren’t sure if investing in healthy foods or joining a health club or a yoga class is worth it.
Remember one has only one body which you have to live in. Health is an investment.
LW: What are your future plans?
RA: I want to take yoga to each home. I am speaking to schools and colleges to make yoga a mandatory subject.
Later, I have plans to open my own yoga studio.