Yoga Beyond the Mat

Yoga Beyond the Mat

Discovering the Essence of Harmony

Have you ever heard that yoga is simply about contorting your body into unusual shapes? Or that mastering complex asanas defines a skilled yogi? Let’s debunk those myths. Yoga is a profound journey that transcends these notions.

The term “yoga” originates from the Sanskrit word ‘Yuj’, which translates to “to connect” or “to unite”. Rooted in ancient Indian wisdom dating back 5,000 years, yoga is a holistic practice that aligns body, mind, and breath. Through pranayamas (breathing exercises), asanas (yoga postures), and meditation, yoga is a pathway to harmonizing one’s inner and outer self.

In essence, yoga is the art of synchronizing body and mind through conscious breathing. Embarking on a yoga journey can begin with the simple yet powerful practice of mindful inhalation and exhalation.

In our fast-paced lives, self-care and mental well-being often take a backseat, leading to mood swings, hormonal imbalances, stress, anxiety, and even depression.

Regular yoga practice amplifies self-awareness, connecting individuals deeply with their body, mind, emotions, and reactions. This heightened awareness fosters resilience, mental health, and overall well-being. Moreover, yoga facilitates transforming reactions into responses, fueling personal and professional growth.

Yoga provides a sanctuary from life’s chaos, whether practiced on a mat, in an ashram, or by the sea. It bestows a myriad of mental and physical benefits, transcending the confines of a physical mat.

The Benefits of Yoga:

  • Enhanced Strength, Balance, and Flexibility: Gentle movements with focused breath circulation enhance blood flow, stretching muscles and building strength.
  • Amplified Energy: Increased blood and oxygen circulation invigorates the body, infusing both physical and mental energy.
  • Robust Immunity: Enhanced oxygenation and reduced inflammation promote cellular health, bolstering the immune system.
  • Sharper Focus: Mindful yoga cultivates alertness and enthusiasm, enhancing concentration and focus.
  • Restful Sleep: A consistent yoga routine readies the mind and body for restful sleep, calming the mind and inviting tranquility.
  • Stress Management and Relaxation: Yoga is a sanctuary for stress management, mindfulness, mental health, balanced eating, weight management, and quality sleep.
  • Holistic Well-being: Regular practice contributes to heart health, detoxification, and improved overall vitality.

Pranayamas (Breathing Techniques)

  • Gentle Breathing
  • Deep Breathing
  • Rapid Breathing
  • Anulom-Vilom
  • Bhramari Pranayam
  • Surya Bhedana
  • Pranayama
  • Chandra Bhedana
  • Pranayama
  • Ujjayi Pranayama

Asanas (Yoga Poses)

For Shoulders



Pashchima Namaskarasana



For Cervical




Ardha Matsyendrasana

Setu Bandhasana

For Back

Eka Pada Rajakapotasana

Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana

Baddha Konasana



Meditation Techniques

  • Transcendental Meditation
  • Chakra Meditation
  • Mantra Meditation
  • Yogic Sleep (Yog Nidra)

Discover the boundless world of yoga – it’s a profound journey that extends far beyond the boundaries of a mat. Join Kanak Shriya Kaushik on this transformative path, uniting mind, body, and spirit for a harmonious existence.

Yogic Science Instructor and Yogi

Kanak Shriya Kaushik

Embark on a transformative journey with Kanak Shriya Kaushik, a dedicated Yogic Science Instructor and passionate Yogi. With a strong foundation in holistic wellness and an unwavering commitment to the principles of yoga, Kanak invites you to discover the profound union of mind, body, and spirit.

Connect with Kanak Shriya Kaushik, and embark on a transformative voyage that harmonizes ancient wisdom with modern realities, all while cultivating a more compassionate and enlightened world through the art of yoga.

Work Experiences

Path to Yogic Mastery: Kanak’s educational odyssey began at Chandigarh University, Gharuan, where she earned her degree in pharmacy. While nurturing her academic pursuits, she found her calling as a part-time gym trainer at esteemed establishments like Evoke Fitness Gym, Gold’s Gym, and Auston Gym in Kharar, from 2017 to 2019.

A Yogi’s Campaign: Post-graduation, Kanak’s journey led her to Humane Society International/India, where she channeled her passion for animals into advocacy. As a campaigner in the Farm Animals Protection campaign, she lent her voice to champion the welfare of farm animals.

Yoga Beyond Asanas: Kanak’s influence extended to esteemed educational institutions, including Banaras Hindu University and Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi), as well as various colleges within Delhi University. Here, she ignited awareness about the harmony between yoga and holistic well-being.

Yoga for a Wholesome World: Kanak’s vision encompasses far-reaching impact. She shared her wisdom with candidates of the National Service Scheme across Delhi and Gujarat, illuminating subjects like animal welfare, the realities of the animal-based food industry, One Health principles, and strategies for environmental preservation.

Yoga’s Holistic Essence: Fueling her love for fitness, Kanak embraced the ancient art of yoga, earning certification from the Yoga Vedanta Centre in Rishikesh. With over 5+ years in the fitness realm, including 2.5 years dedicated to yoga, she embodies the holistic fusion of physical and spiritual well-being.

The Journey Continues: Now an integral part of Ekaanta, Kanak seamlessly melds her expertise in yoga, her advocacy for animal welfare, and her dedication to education. Join her in exploring the profound depths of yoga, compassion, and holistic growth.

× How can I help you?