10 Zen Questions With Manisha Kohli
Manisha Kohli, an innovation designer and founder of The Yoga Chakra Studios, is best known for being among the few trained Aerial Yogis in the country. According to her, aerial yoga helps one understand the flow of the body. Growing up, watching her father do all sorts of headstands and other yoga asanas, she felt enticed by the art. It was when she noticed the practise was often taught in a monotonous fashion, and perpetuates the age old belief that yoga is only for the flexible, that she decided to teach, in order to spread the message that yoga is not just for the flexible, but has a balance of strength, focus, and mind and body wellness.
Today, she owns a Vinyasa and an Aerial Yoga Studio in the heart of New Delhi, with a vision to make yoga fun for the younger generation. Living her best life, and offering one to the millennials too, she shares with us in 10 Zen questions, what her daily routine looks like, what she likes to do, and what makes her giggle. :
My morning routine
I wake up at 6 am, start the day with my morning waters of neem and kadi patta, lemon, aloe etc. I also always try and get in some pranayama, followed by an hour and a half of ashtanga practise.
One workout / exercise I hate
It’s hard to answer, but arm balances are not my best friends.
And one I love
Favourite health food
Has to be seeds. All types of them.
Favourite cheat meal
Italian pasta: spaghetti
What I do to de-stress
Go for a walk or for a run
One health fad that makes me giggle
One health trend I want to / have already tried
I am sure I have plenty, but I obsess about workouts!
One thing I always do before I go to bed
Play with my dog