Soul soother. Fitness fixer. Iron willed single mom. A true teacher at heart.
By the People is an interactive series where we bring you the most prodigious individuals from different walks of life. In this edition, we present to you Bindu Madhavi, who has withstood the test of time only to be led by her heart.
If you are in the circle of yoga trainers, you would agree that Bindu Madhavi needs no introduction.
Bindu’s calling in life to teach yoga came along a few decades ago when she was training to become a teacher at ‘The Teacher Foundation’. There was a moment where she stared blank at the crossroads unknowing of what she wanted to teach. Being a student herself, she realised that she wants to teach one thing that she will never wear out of…and lo, she recalled her love for yoga which made her travel 24 kilometres each day to learn and practice yoga.
The more she learnt and practiced, Bindu caught herself immersing in the techniques of yoga where she inherently visualised every asana she saw being performed, she could think, or dream of. The more she indulged in this form, she realised that yoga is a way to connect with oneself and the environment around. Thus began her teaching endeavour.
In her quest for her passion, the support she received from her family members and her children, gave the much-needed confidence to prove that the status of a single mother doesn’t stop any individual in pursuing and fulfilling their dreams.
Being a person with varied encounters and experiences, Bindu treasures and abides by an advice she received – “Live one day well, and forget that day. There’s a brand new day ahead.”
Today, Bindu is an accomplished yoga teacher well-known for her strength and flexibility. If you take some time off, visit her studio in North Bangalore.
Read along to find out Bindu’s favourite picks from the Unfactory collection and match it with your list.
Bindu’s list of favourites:
This is a fabulous set of silver collection. I personally love silver jewellery and the bigger picture I like to share is that when one wears silver it adds strength to your bones. And, Lotus is my favourite as its the symbol of meditation.
Sarees are my all time favourite Indian attire. The one long piece of cloth that can be draped beautifully in many ways.
Accessories for my ankles is always closer to my heart. Being a yoga teacher it adds beauty and strength to the back of my ankles and legs. This particular piece looks delicate and is desirable.
We hope you enjoy going through Bindu’s compilation as much as we did.