It is heartening to come across stories like this – so felt like sharing. I had met Venu Kumar Venu in November end when I was in Hebbal to take classes.
He had come to the program venue to do fix up some lights and other electrical work and when he came to know about the yoga program happening he was eager as well. He was battling sinus, headaches, being overweight and work related stress as well. Since he wasn’t comfortable with English, I sugested to learn Jalaneti at least to get started and supported financially as well so that he could undertake it. He was also eager to learn Angamardana but had to drop out as he couldnt get up early to come to class and also was having body pains.
He didn’t give up though and continued to do his Jalaneti regularly and used to be in touch regularly to update about his progress. Seeing his eagerness, I suggested to learn upa yoga and isha Kriya online (since the Tamil version is also available). Ever since he started with that he became more and more interested in yoga. Last month he even made a trip to the ashram.
Yesterday, he called me to share and thank profusely about the practices since its made such a huge difference to his life. He was sharing that his weight has reduced drastically and people around him are surprised and keep asking what’s happening with him. Earlier he used to get stressed out when people used to call him about short circuits etc.. but now he is cool and attends calls and tells them that he can come only after 10 am (after he is done with his practices ?). He is just doing Upa yoga and Isha Kriya that he learnt online for about an hour every day in the morning, but this itself has brought about so much transformation in him that he is eager to grow further.
Suggested him to travel to his home town in Tamil Nadu and take up the Inner engineering program in Tamil as his longing to grow is tremendous and feel that Inner Engineering will ignite it further.
His story is a testimony to the fact that if you are willing to grow within and transform yourself, nothing can be a constraint or impediment – everything around you will support in making it happen for you. And don’t underestimate the free tools like Isha Upa yoga and Isha Kriya that have been put out online for free by Sadhguru for everyone to make use of – for a person who is committed, this itself can make a huge difference.