Yoga for Beginners with Anjaly Warrier

 Anjaly Warrier, a certified yoga teacher, and nutritionist, helps new mothers lose their pregnancy weight in a holistic way.

She has been practicing yoga for the past 6 years and teaching for the last 3 years.

1. In your opinion, what are the first 3-5 things an individual can do to get started on a Yogic way of life?

First and foremost is

1) To follow Yama and niyama 

2) Start practicing yoga asanas daily

3) switch to a Satvic yogic diet

4) practice pranayama and meditation regularly 

2. Can you share a few examples of when you have seen Yoga at its most transformative, or essentially its best?

Yoga has helped transformation physically, emotionally or mentally, spiritually and socially too

3. Are there certain situations, persons, or diseases that you have found Yoga to be more valuable for?

Yes, many of my students have stopped their medication that they were taking for PCOD, Irregular periods, menstrual cramps, bloating, digestive issues, issues during pregnancy etc.

Many of my clients have managed to lose their pregnancy weight and come back to their pre-pregnancy weight. Have had improvement in sleep and hunger.

4. Are there situations or conditions you believe Yoga may not work, or that other modalities may provide greater impact?

When there is an emergency like an accident or a fatal illness like cancer etc is where we can go to yoga to get rid of the side effects of the surgery or treatments instead of actually treating the problem.

5. What are some recommendations you have for someone to get the most out of their initial Yoga journey?

 1) listen to your body, and use props wherever needed.

2) be consistent 

3) be realistic and patient 

4) don’t compare your journey with others

5) find a good yoga teacher.

6. When choosing a Yoga Instructor, what are some of the questions you recommend someone ask? Are there other things you recommend people research to ensure a good fit with their Yoga Instructor?

There are many things that you need to look for in a yoga teacher, but for someone who is starting new it is always recommended to try one class and see if it suits your requirements.

7. What are the top 3-5 Ayurvedic herbs you believe we all need in our lives? Do they have any caveats or contra-indications in some situations? 

Ginger, termeric and coriander 

When used in small amount as medicines will not have any contraindications.

8. What are the few Ayurvedic spices we must all have in our kitchens?

Again turmeric, coriander, ginger and adding funnel seeds, cumin seeds and black pepper.

9. Could you share a favorite Ayurvedic recipe? (could be anything – an Ayurvedic breakfast or tea, a cold remedy, something for indigestion, or detoxing)?

My golden milk

1/2 cup water mixed with 1/2 cup milk + 1/2 tsp termeric, a small pc of ginger, a pinch black pepper and 2 dates. 

10. {PLEASE PICK 1 or More as you see fit!}  Can you share a brief overview of the doshic or lifestyle or other imbalances that can lead to the following common ailments? What do you see as the path back to balance?

a.     Bloating - Vata dosha - easy warm easy to digest food, eat on time and find a way to relax yourself

b.     Persistent weight issues - vata, pitta and kapha dosha - move more, exercise more, eat warm and smaller meals, eat food that is easy to digest based on your Prakriti. Balance stress and lifestyle. Sleep well etc


11. Please paint the picture of a Yoga journey under your care as an instructor? How do you recommend patients make the best of remote sessions and gain the maximum benefit before coming in for in-person sessions.

A person who gets associated with me gets a lot of physical, emotional and spiritual benefits. Not only do they get rid of the physical ailments they come back to their optimum weight, manage stress, sleep better, eat better, have an improved lifestyle and start connecting spiritually too.

12. How has Yoga enhanced your life personally?

I have learnt to let go from my yoga journey, I was always a disciplined person so incorporating the Yama and niyama was not a big task but I was over obsessed with things which i learned to let go. I started connecting spiritually very deeply and started getting many answers to questions. Asanas obviously gave me a beautiful body that I am very proud of.

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