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10 Indian Yogis You Must Follow On Instagram

For the longest time I believed that yoga isn’t for everyone. At least, not for me. That was up until I realized just how big and raging the yoga community is, especially on Instagram. There are yogis and yoginis on IG who are bringing their knowledge of the practice to the world, one picture at a time. One scroll down their feed, and you’d instantly be in the know of what they do and why they do it.

Some may challenge you, some may inspire you and... we won’t lie... some may straight up annoy you with their perfect pretzel asanas. But rest assured, all of them would remind you what you’re missing out on and keep you up to date with daily insights on how to keep the mind and body young, happy and healthy.


Deepika Mehta (@deepikamehtayoga)

 A well known fitness and yoga enthusiast, Deepika started  her yoga journey after a rock-climbing accident where was told would never be able to walk again. Only she didn’t leave it at that, and used yoga to heal herself out of her injuries, subsequently becoming a beacon of hope for several people. Deepika Mehta now an ace yogini, puts up in Mumbai and teaches yoga to people from all around the world.


Natasha Noel (@natashanoel001)

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You know what’s funny, when people say you have to get rid of the toxic person. Distance yourself from them. What if the toxic person is you! Most of my life I was (sometimes I still am!). When you’re so used to the pain, the negativity of external forces you start believing that is the way to life. You can’t seek redemption and even though it’s been years since the trauma has passed but you carry the toxic traits in you. . . Soon you start seeing people are mirroring your toxicity. Your relationships(even friends), your work, everything. Or mostly you try and FIND the drama(negativity). Let me explain what I mean when I said find it. So I went to therapy and told my therapist that “I love the drama. It’s like cake for my brain when I see the negativity. I read my comments, the negative ones and brush past the positive but really go deep into the negative and i can feel my heart and body feel bad but both consciously and subconsciously I ENJOY IT. Because it gives my brain this ‘negativity to breed’. Most times for me to feel like a victim” and of course that’s not the best part. The best part is I go to other people’s profiles and hunt for negativity on their feed. (Extremely embarrassing to come to terms with but it’s the truth. My truth!) I told her this but I said I’m tired and I want to get out of this. This is the first time I told someone to HELP me out of the situation. Because I knew this was unhealthy and I didn’t understand how to draw a line. . . She told me something so easy but so difficult to do she told me “to say no” consciously. I told her, ”I don’t know how to”. She said when you catch yourself doing it tell yourself “no” and exit from it. Physically make yourself do it. And sometimes I’m deep into threads of negativity but when I see what I’m doing and consciously aware of it. I step back. It’s become so much better. I’m also less stressed out. It’s so important throughout all this to FORGIVE yourself. You don’t know what you’ve learnt as self defence or survival tactics through the trauma could be toxic for you. It was okay before but if it’s harming you now we gotta get out of this. It’s very very difficult but we can break

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From a motivational speaker to a yogini, Natasha is  a lot of things but most of all, the epitome of strength and success. After losing her mother at an early age, and going through sexual abuse, , she channeled  all her rage and pain to become a professionally trained dancer by the age of 17. Following an injury, Noel practiced yoga for recovery, and hasn’t looked back since!


Samrat Pasham (@samratpasham)

 From working in a 9-5 culture and weighing 101 kilos, to now being an ace instructor of vinyasa yoga, Samrat is all things fitness and yoga, with an impressive IG feed to flaunt the same.


Ajay Tokas (@ajaytokas)

A Level 2 authorized Ashtanga Yoga Teacher, Ajay believes he found strength and sense of spiritual discipline through yoga, under the tutelage of his guru Shri R. Sharath Jois. He’s travelled across the world to pursue a yogic life.

 

Nidhi Mohan Kamal (@nidhimohankamal)

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My Yoga Story !!! 🕉️ . I was introduced to Yoga at the age of 5 in school, I was amazing at it super flexible. But I left school and so did Yoga from my life. Over years I started weight training and my body became stiff ... Wrong !! My mind became stiff, as a child my mind as flexible and free. As I grew older, I was chasing the wrong idea of strength, I thought muscles and external strength would make me strong. It was just making my ego strong. My reduced flexibility was my accumulation of emotions. As I let them go, my hips opened and as I opened my heart to love, my chest opened.🙏🙏🙏 Physical practice is important, but how this moving meditation opened my mind is magical. 🙏🙏 . As Guru truely said "there are no inflexible bodies, only inflexible minds." . Wearing @ishaaviofficial #desimuscles #desimusclesyoga #yoga #internationalyogaday #yogaday #yogaeverydamnday #myyogajourney #letgo #natraj #natrajasana #dancerpose #selflove #healing #innerpeace #yogini #indianyogini #delhi #incredibleindia #meditation #mind #ishaaviofficial

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 Fit as a fiddle and healthy as a horse, Nidhi is a nutritionist, fitness enthusiast and a yoga trainer with a specialisation in rehab and resistance training. Her impressive inclination in this line has made her the brand Puma’s ambassador and trainer.  If her feed can’t get you jumping out of bed, then we don’t know what will!

 

Abhijeet Sing (@abhijeet_sing)

His insta bio describes him as a “Photographer. Climber. Acro yogi.” He lives up to all off those titles as well as anyone could. When you combine acrobats with yoga and do it at exocit and adventurous locations, you get an Instagram feed as awe-inspiring as that of Abhijeet’s. One that you would not want to miss!

 

Deanne Panday (@deannepanday)

Deanne and her Instagram account is an inspiration to many, as she is known to be one of the  fittest people and a lifestyle guru to many in the industry. Her say is that yoga does not only build a quality life but also holds the power to transform it.

 

Anshuka Parwani (@anshukayoga)

A celebrity trainer and wellness expert in her field, Anshuka combines the basics of yoga and pilates to teach a fusion called yogalates. Anshuka’s feed reflects all things yogic, ranging from pilates to aerial yoga and restorative yoga.  

 

Manisha Kohli (@mk_firefly)

An innovative designer and founder of The Yoga Chakra Studios, Manisha is brilliantly and fluently adept in the language of yoga, and considers that aerial yoga helps one understand the flow of the body. She is one of the very few trained Aerial Yogis of the country at this moment.

 

Zubin Atre (@zubinatre)

Founder and director of the Atre Yoga Studio, Zubin is a spirited young man who comes from an entrepreneurial background, only to find his way to yoga, which according to him and his feed, he does brilliantly. A virtuoso in Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Yin yoga, this is one man you wouldn’t want off your feed.  

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