Mahad Studio – The Beginning
I want to share with all of you how Mahad Yoga Studio was born. I hope that my journey and experience will inspire you to be a fighter and develop a robust interest in your wellbeing, self-discovery and of course Yoga. At the same time, I am grateful for the opportunity to give this knowledge back to the community, my students and visitors! Thank you for joining me today and taking the time to read my story. I can assure you that no matter who you are you will get something out of it. Here we go:
All my life I was a very active person. In fact, I have been a figure skater since I was three years old and spent at least two hours a day at the gym as long as I can remember. I used to push myself and run and flex to the point of breaking, thinking all the while that it was what I was supposed to be doing to be healthy. I thought I was in good shape, so it was a big surprise when I got diagnosed with an auto-immune condition that attacks your thyroid first, makes your heart race, hands shake, and makes you lose or gain weight faster than you can imagine. At 5’1 I weighed 115 pounds at the time of diagnosis, and about 160 pounds three months later (ouch!). Doctors told me that I had no choice but a lifetime of taking medicine, radioactive iodine treatment or surgery and still more medication. Yes, exactly, just that – no other choices.
I knew I needed something more than just changing my diet, I needed something that would heal my spirit and transform my body alignment; something that would allow for physical exercise but also provide mental and emotional support. Little did I know that Yoga practice would give me all of that and more. Not only am I able to do Asanas but in the process, I have learned that everything is connected in my body and YOGA is the state of mind that allows for that connection to bliss. As a result, I was able to heal, but I also realized that there are many people just like me, looking for something more than just poses. I decided it was time to take a new path and assist others on their journey through the body and mind, and to help them tap into something that was successfully practiced for the last 5,000 years. This is when Mahad Studio was born.
(Mahad Yoga Studio founder)
There are variety of concepts of formation of the universe, or the beginning. In Hindu philosophy Sankhya, that is most related to the Yoga school of Hinduism, the formation of the universe is described as 24 principles: Avyakta ,Mahad, Ahankara ,Mind, 5 sense faculties, 5 Motor faculties, 5 great elements and 5 Tanmatras. Mahad was one of those principles that addresses cosmic intelligence, in fact it is defined as pure innate intelligence with the capacity for reasoning and individual intellect. That will be our approach to each student, -to develop and create an individualized program that will help develop self-awareness and encourage exercise and stress relief. Since Mahad Studio is on a perceptive path, we realize that there is no “one size fits all” exercise or solutions. Let’s get together and create a program that works for you. We would love to be a part of your healing journey.
“I am not in the world; the world is in me”