Deep down, we are all on the lookout for that eureka moment to break through – and follow that passion wholeheartedly. Bengaluru girl and yogini Namita Kulkarni did just that. And, well, she’s on her way into being the poster girl for the phrase#passionpays. Namita recently got zeroed in to be one of the official bloggers for this year’s Barcelona Yoga Conference, slated to take place between July 19-23 in Spain. We get all the details...
“I’ve been invited to chronicle my experiences through each day of the BYC. I’m required to attend at least two sessions and write two blogposts about them, and then two more right after the Conference. I’ve already written a bunch of posts which are my interviews with some of the teachers such as Helen Noakes, Nina Adams, Sebastian Bartu and Vinay Kumar,” begins Namita, who’s inspiration behind it all has been understanding and observing nature and its elements.
Namita is a Bengaluru-based writer and yoga teacher, who loves documenting and celebrating her love for travel and asanas on her website. “I love the spirit of celebrating Yoga which characterises such events, drawing people from all over the world with various perspectives and experiences and a common appreciation for this ancient system,” she adds.
Her writings will be published on the BYC blog. An intrepid traveller for the most bit of her life, the opportunity was a dream come true. “I’ve been
writing on my blog about my recent trips to Cuba and Bali and my experiences interacting with the locals and the Yoga communities in both. Some really great responses to these posts so that’s been quite the icing on the cake. I’ve also been planning my Spain trip as I’ll be there for six weeks, so a lot of research and logistics are in order.”
Namita, who also runs a healthy eating and living website, believes the start to a healthy body and mind begins with self love and acceptance.”Eating/living healthy or any decision towards better health has to come from a place of appreciation for yourself, your body, and all that your body is already doing for you. Otherwise, the pursuit of health just becomes another area of our lives where we cultivate craving, and another way we flagellate or berate ourselves for not measuring up to some external standard.”
With the focus on doing an impeccable job with the opportunity on her plate, Namita signs off by stating, “We live in a world madder by the minute, so having something that centres you and puts you in touch with your inner resources is essential. Creativity is my daily spiritual practice that does this for me — whether it’s expressed through my Yoga/writing/painting or just the way I spend my energy on any given day. It’s so easy to get egoistic as we get older and accomplish more — especially in the Yoga world as the spiritual ego can be the strongest of all. Creativity is my antidote to that. It has a way of humbling you even as you learn to appreciate your own potential and skills. All my future projects will echo the same.”