June 21 : Today, it is International Yoga Day, and fitness gurus around the world are encouraging people to practice yoga – as a way of life. From India’ PM Modi, to bollywood stars like Malaika Arora and Shilpa Shetty, they stand in unison today to spread the goodness of Yoga themed fitness.
Apart from the glam world, we also trailed around the life of Yogini who had been the inspiration and teacher for many of the Bollywood actors and actresses. India can be proud to have a lady who shunned down negativism and proved that if you work hard towards your goal, the dream will become a reality- and truly a blessed reality!
Deepika Mehta and her Yoga Escapades
Just a small rewind into what made her enter the world of yoga, would help you appreciate this damsel a lot more. Back in the late 1990s, she met with an accident. She was left at the mercy of the doctors who declared that walking would no longer be possible for her again. But she went about looking for natural methods to get back her old zeal and her feet back to normal.
This was the hard part, and found life back after studying the beauty of the age old Indian study called Yoga. She took a deep plunge into Pranayama, mediation, and finally was love struck by Ashtanga Yoga.
In the beginning, she learnt at the Sivananda Yoga Kendra in Kerala and later on was introduced to Guru Shri. K. Patabhi Jois back in 2002.
Her yoga quest led her to various corners of the planet and mastered the fine lines of yoga from Yoga gurus like Dena Kingsberg, Richard Freeman, Lino Miele and few more.
Today, she is one of the most well known yoga instructors in Mumbai.
From losing her legs, she overcame the problem, and she attained a body of vigour, good health and flexibility just through the goodness of yoga.
She runs her own TV show under the name of ‘Yoga City’.
She was also the chief trainer of the The Biggest Loser show.
In 2014, she hit the Vogue covers as one of the three damsels who had the courage to redefine feminine beauty.
Today, she is the mentor, lifestyle advisor and diet specialist for many B- Town celebs like Jacqueline Fernandez, Shilpa Shetty, Katrina Kaif and much more.
Some of her favourite quotes are: ‘The wound is the place where the light enters you.’- Rumi
‘You owe it to yourself to become everything that you’ve been dreaming of being. ‘
On International Yoga Day, she gave off a special message to all fitness lovers around the world.