I had always enjoyed sports more from a recreational perspective. My initial perception about golf and yoga was that they were a hobby of the elderly. I got to understand the game of golf better while organising consumer/marketing led tournaments. My close friend had also started playing the game just about then, so I decided to learn it. Within three months I was hooked on to it. Though I loved the scenic courses and the tranquillity; the game has a lot more to offer. It’s the only sport where though you compete with others, you essentially have to compete with yourself. This is a true life lesson and also a success mantra.
10 years ago, after recovering from a chronic illness, I was preparing to run my first half marathon and just a week before D-day; I had a knee injury and could barely walk. That’s when yoga came to my rescue. I not only ran the marathon but completed it in a very good time of under two hours. This was just the starting point of my yoga journey. The experience has been beyond the physical body and my practice has helped me in all aspects of life. Apart from making you look younger than your age; it helps you de-clutter your mind, avoid mental fatigue and conserve your energy.
Golf and yoga have therefore become a key part of my fitness routine. They not only complement each other but are also very refreshing and meditative as well as facilitate self-growth and development. They constantly challenge you to become better, as well as make you accept the fact that change is the only constant. Both the activities have had a remarkable impact in developing and shaping my personality as a professional and social being. I address the challenges at work or adversities in life with a lot of zeal and focus to turn the tide putting my best foot forward.