Anjali Mehta explores the psychological benefits of yoga through her own personal experience as a teenage yoga instructor. She shows the impact yoga can have on calming one’s mental state through the simplest of actions: breathing.

 

The Power Of Breath: Yoga's Psychological Benefits By Anjali Mehta

 

Anjali Mehta is a junior at Singapore American School as well as a yoga instructor and yoga therapist. When Anjali started yoga, she was 10 years old. Amidst the extreme expectations for her future, yoga brought her comfort and relaxation; after training to teach at Vyasa Yoga, she started teaching at only 14 years old. She has taught at many places, including the Indian High Commission, Nola Yoga, as a PE teacher for the elementary school at SAS, and even as a trainer for future yoga instructor.

Her passion for yoga is boundless, and she plans to continue her involvement for years to come. Other than yoga, Anjali shares a deep passion for clinical psychology which she would like to pursue in the future. She is also a major foodie, writing, reading and is a guitar and badminton player.

 

17 times around the sun today ✨☀️ In 17 years here's one thing I've learned – you can't plan your life. When I was in 8th grade I created a life plan for myself. I planned my whole life out from 2015 all the way till 2030 – which university to go to, what to major in, what to learn in university, where to work, live, etc. I was (and still am) slightly crazy. But as a planner, I wouldn’t say I enjoyed changes. I wanted to stick to the plan and not do anything else. The really interesting thing about becoming a yoga instructor was that it was never planned. I deleted my plan in 9th grade because I realised that everything happens as it's meant to and when it's meant to. Things happened – just like that. I started to embrace life and love life. Live life as it is right now – not in the future and definitely not by a plan you made in 8th grade. Keep spreading happiness and thank you for all your love and support!! ❤️🎈

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