Welcome to Episode 3 of Let’s Talk Yoga!
In today’s episode, we will understand the relationship between yoga and Ayurveda.
Join me as I welcome our guest, Afrin Sopariwala, for our first interview on the Let’s Talk Yoga podcast.
Afrin and I are dear friends connected by yoga. We met in a yoga class almost seven years ago. Afrin worked for two years at Google but left knowing that being a corporate employee was not for her. Eventually, she became an activist, doing talks and organizing protests about the climate crisis. She almost even got arrested. She presently works as a full-time Ayurveda practitioner.
Afrin found herself in the yoga mat when she experienced stress as she was leaving Google. When her contract ended, she also felt an end to a relationship. Yoga healed her body and her heart and made her reflect on herself.
She studied Ayurveda for two years while being an activist. When these activities came to a burnout point, she went to work with a naturopathic doctor in Seattle and also started to see her own clients.
Ayurveda was derived from two Sanskrit words (āyus + veda) meaning “wisdom of life”. It was developed in India, and it is one of the oldest practiced holistic medical systems in the world. It is a way of living in harmony with the nature around you and also knowing the nature within you. It helps you learn and discover your uniqueness.
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Afrin Sopariwala is a Women’s Health Specialist and Life Coach. She's a certified Ayurvedic Wellness Practitioner and has a Yoga Teacher Certification.
Her own personal journey in healing from severe menstrual & digestive issues made her a life-long believer in a holistic approach to mid-body wellbeing. She loves to share practical, empowering, environmentally conscious, and result-focused techniques. She believes the simple daily practices of wellbeing can entirely transform your life. The trick is feeling motivated enough to build those habits. That’s where a coach comes in to guide you through that process.