Natasha practiced asana for the first time when she was at school, where she would enjoy twisting and bending into various poses along with her classmates. One day, she suddenly developed a severe back pain for no known reason (it could've been a bad catch) and her spine mobility was restrained severely. She remembers experiencing helplessness, confusion, and fear. That very day, without letting anyone know, she looked up for the yoga book that she had once found in her father's bookshelf and read up on those asanas that mentioned back pain relief as their benefits. For the next few days, she practiced those asanas diligently and carefully, on her own as taught to her by her teacher. Gradually her back pain subsided and was cured completely. After this experience, she started taking her yoga practice seriously. She is grateful to her school and her teachers for introducing yoga to her. This wasn't all. Natasha had suffered rheumatic flares up at a very young age. At times, she couldn't get out of bed due to severe inflammation. She had seen some of her close family members suffer from a similar condition throughout their lives without any respite. Over time, she overcame her condition completely and doesn't recall when she had the last flare up. She credits it to her regular yoga practice.

Natasha has a deep, personal relationship with yoga, thanks to her experiences. With time, she took to yoga not just as a physical practice but as a tool that helped her grow emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. She has learnt a lot from her yoga enthusiast friends and teachers who also encouraged her to teach. She gave it a try and, to her surprise, discovered that teaching came naturally to her. She now enjoys teaching along with her personal practice. She has received teacher's training from Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram in Neyyar Dam, Kerala.

Natasha has studied Economics and Politics from Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University. She enjoys reading and writing, besides yoga.

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