Madhu believes that through a balanced body, a calm mind is experienced. Through a calm mind a fuller experience of life, of NOW is available. Not in the past and not in the future, NOW is the only time and place we live and act in.
Her Hatha yoga classes reflect this philosophy. Postures are directed to flow with and through the breath. A meditative attention is encouraged for participants to find their own comfort in postures. Every class includes asana (posture), pranayama (conscious breathing practice), mudra (conscious gesture), and bandha (holds).
Yoga is a Sanskrit word that means “to yolk”. Yoga is therefore the experience of yolking together the mind and body through the breath. When body and mind align a greater sense of well being is experienced and a state of equilibrium experienced.
The state achieved by the choice we make in the NOW.
Madhu Sondhi has been a serious student and teacher of Hatha Yoga and Meditation for over two decades. She was introduced to the practices as a young girl and furthered her study of Indian philosophy at University where she studied the texts of Yoga and Vedanta. Post University she continued to refine her thought and practices at the feet of great spiritual masters in India. As a keen student of Sanskrit, the language of the ancient texts of yoga, she recently spent three years at the University of California, Berkeley, to hone her understanding of Sanskrit grammar.
Madhu is formally certified through Integral Yoga, Virginia and Integral Yoga Institute New York to teach beginner, intermediate and advanced level yoga and Meditation. She founded, directed and taught Yoga and meditation at Now-Yoga studio in Manhattan. She now lives in Northern California and teaches through workshops at various venues both in the U.S. and internationally.
Click here to read Madhu Sondhi’s, Co-director of Now Yoga, conversation with Sharon Ullrick at Spa-Quest.