I’m Anubhav. I’m from Delhi and moved to the UK a few years ago with my husband and my daughter. Coming from a Fashion and apparel background, now I’m into food and travel blogging at www.frombowltosoul.com and a stay at home mum. I discovered Shani’s classes  through Instagram . I came across her account and loved the yoga videos, the asanas , the way she explained everything. The moment I came across her account I wanted to try her classes, thanks to the lockdown I could manage to attend the classes later in 2020.

After the lockdown started , I had quite a sedentary routine . With everything shut, everyone working from home and homeschooling my daughter , my daily movement was restricted and I was sitting almost 6-8 hours a day working on the laptop. I had been suffering from lower back pain for a long time and last year I was diagnosed with bulging discs. I also had mild hip pain  and sciatica concerns.  I think yoga has really helped and back and hip pain is a lot more manageable now.

Initially I wasn’t very sure how the online zoom classes for yoga would work, so I tried it for a month. But after attending a few classes I felt really confident both physically and mentally and  I knew I wanted to stick to Shani’s classes forever. 

Yoga has become more of a routine now. Though I know I’m still far from getting the postures correct, the small drills we practise to achieve the poses really help. My body feels more relaxed and the back surely feels so much stronger now. 

Earlier, I had certain beliefs that Yoga is for a certain body and gender type. That I am not flexible and I won’t be able to do this. But attending regular classes has changed that thought process.  It’s been 4.5 m months since I started Shani’s classes.And the classes are amazing! The way she plans our classes, the different content of each class and her in-depth knowledge about yoga techniques, poses/postures , breathing techniques and meditations make the classes so very interesting and knowledgeable. She not only explains how every pose is to be done, but also explains the impact of every pose on different parts of the body. She goes way beyond teaching just the postures,  and it was so kind of her to share  yoga notes with us all explaining the bandhas in detail, and sharing some background yoga music playlist . Shani’s observation skills are commendable, how she watches each of us (even online) and helps us perfect our asanas to the best of our abilities. As I said, I have found the best yoga teacher in her.