Nov 23, 2020
Onward Podcast guest Praveena
Lakshmidurai learned to calm her mind and dig into her intuition by
practicing yoga. Praveena is
an Indian origin Australian who currently calls Brisbane home. She
is passionate about yoga because it transformed her life and helped
her get through a tough patch becoming both mentally and physically
Although Praveena grew up
practicing yoga as a child, she stopped when she moved from India
to Australia to pursue higher education.Then, when her life fell
apart, Praveena reintroduced yoga into her life. Yoga helps
Praveena practice acceptance and forgiveness as well as release
anger and other negative emotions. Furthermore, yoga is Praveena’s passion and
she’s the founder of the Focus and Flow Yoga
Praveena stands out from being
just another yoga teacher, because she has adopted the yoga
lifestyle off the mat. Join
Praveena’s tribe and embark on your own spiritual journey of self-
discovery that works from the inside out. Praveena doesn’t know
where yoga will take her. She just knows it will always be a part
of her life. Finally, listen and learn how you can benefit from
making yoga part of your life.
- First, Emily and Praveena talk about how they
Praveena shares her story.
- Praveena grew up in India where yoga was an
integral part of her life.
at 22 years old, Praveena moved to Australia to pursue higher
Praveena explains how she became stuck in the rat race and stopped
- Ultimately, she hit rock bottom when her
marriage fell apart.
- Divorce took toll on her mental and physical
started feeling worthless and was filled with negative emotions and
addition, her career was not going the way she wanted it
- Finally, Praveena knew that she needed to make
was then that Praveena reintroduced yoga into her life.
she started to notice subtle but lasting changes in her
India, yoga was part of her life, as was family and
yoga helped her family stay connected in
- Praveena longed for that feeling once
she started practicing yoga in Australia, it was in a gym class and
that was not the way she practiced in India.
decided to start her own yoga practice and create community by
founding the Focus and Flow Yoga Tribe.
- Praveena shares her unstoppable
- Praveena’s 10 year old son and his friends
practice yoga as well.
Praveena shares some deep breathing techniques and explains the
importance of the breath.
yoga helps us get in touch with God, the Divine, the Universe, our
a little bit of practice every day goes a long way.
Praveena explains how yoga can help us be present and more
that, Praveena explains how her life has changed since she started
practicing yoga again.
we can take yoga philosophies off the mat.
is so much more than the poses.
addition practicing yoga helps with self reflection and enables us
to shine from within.
the only zen you're going to find on top of a mountain is the zen
you take with you.
- “Bhagavad Gita" is the Bible of yoga philosophy
which is guidebook to living your best life.
you can find that zen no matter where you go.
body needs movement but our mind needs stillness.
important to find a good yoga teacher, one with whom you
can people expect if they join Pravena's Focus and Flow Yoga
- Finally, yoga is for everyone. Give it a