Sunaina Rekhi is a celebrity yoga instructor in Mumbai with expertise in Ashtanga Vinyasa and Vinyasa Flow. All Pics/Instagram- Sunaina Rekhi
Sunaina started practicing yoga in 2005 from London. Initially, she did not have intentions of becoming an instructor
Sunaina Rekhi holds educational qualifications in psychotherapy and counseling. During her pregnancy she also pursued a course in Child Development
Apart from several celebrity clients, Sunaina holds group sessions. She also holds training session at corporates including Google
Despite her busy schedule, Sunaina Rekhi's foremost priority remains her 6-year old daughter
Sunaina Rekhi spent most of her childhood in South Africa with her mother, brother and sister
Sunaina Rekhi: "Alas for those who never sing, but die with all their music in them!" This quote is so true. We should never let fear and insecurities stop us from trying new things. Believe in your Self. Do what you love. Life is too short, to think so much!!
Among her celebrity clientele is famous Bollywood director, Anurag Kashyap
Apart from Vinyasa and Ashtanga forms of yoga, Sunaina Rekhi is also used to teaching Yin and Hatha forms
Sunaina Rekhi conducts yoga classes at The Yoga Gallery in Mumbai's Bandra
Apart from Bandra, rekhi also conducts classes at Worli
Sunaina Rekhi: Be Strong, Be Brave, Be Fearless, Be Beautiful!
Sunaina Rekhi: Anything that annoys you is for teaching you patience. Anyone who abandons you is for, teaching you how to stand up on your own two feet. Anything that angers you is for teaching you forgiveness and compassion. Anything that has power over you is for teaching you how to take your power back. Anything you hate is for teaching you unconditional love. Anything you fear is for teaching you courage to overcome your fear. Anything you can’t control is for teaching you how to let go and trust the Universe
Sunaina has perfected her practise of yoga across the continents of Africa, Europe and Asia
Sunaina Rekhi: A good place to start to experience being mindful is with the breath. The most basic way to do mindful breathing is simply to focus your attention on your breath, the inhale and exhale.
Sunaina Rekhi: Patience is not about the ability to wait. But the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting
The Yoga instructor shows that with regular practise, immense flexibility and control over the body can be achieved
Sunaina Rekhi: Morning everyone! Have a happy happy day! And believe me when I say that one of the simplest ways to achieve that is take a pause and focus on what you already have and that you can be grateful for in your life. Start to notice the little things where you can constantly look for the good even in unpleasant situations.
In order to perfect her postures and gain even deeper knowledge of the teaching aspect, Sunaina pursued a course in teacher's training from Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga itself
Sunaina Rekhi: It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for & if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing. It doesn't interest me in how old you are. I want to know if you are willing to risk looking like a fool.. for love... for your dreams.. for the adventure of being alive.
Sunaina Rekhi also runs a home studio for the practise of yoga from her cottage in Bandra
Sunaina Rekhi: Nights and days came and passed And summer and winter and the rain. And it was good to be a little Island. A part of the world and a world of its own All surrounded by the bright blue sea.
In this photo, Sunaina can be seen relaxing and practising yoga at th Vieques beach in Puerto Rico
According to her website, Sunaina states her passionate belief as being that we can all learn to utilize the powerful tradition of yoga to promote sustainability and healing for our individual needs, even in our modern ways of life.
Sunaina Rekhi: Today I want to talk about compassion. We give so much of ourselves to everyone else that sometimes we have nothing left for us. My guruji told me such a beautiful and wise thing the other day. And the piece of advise he gave me was something I will remember and try to put to practise. And I want to share it with you all. He told me that I must always keep a part of my heart to myself that I can use, to heal the other parts of the heart that I toss around. Is it not so true!! We always need something that is ours. But I also understood that even though it's a beautiful thing to be compassionate to others and thinking how they must be feeling, you need to be compassionate to yourself as well. Sometimes enough of giving yourself to others. You need to start being kind and loving and compassionate to that little person who lives inside of you. “When you say ‘Yes’ to others make sure you are not saying ‘No’ to yourself.” —Paulo Cohelo
Sunaina Rekhi: To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. – Oscar Wilde. So let's walk away from anything that no longer serves us, grows us, or makes us happy. Amen.