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05. Self Care as Sva-dharma with Indu Arora

Season #4

Indu Arora is a Yoga and Ayurveda teacher, mentor, and author, based out of the USA. She considers herself a student for a lifetime. Indu has been sharing about Yoga philosophy, Yoga Therapy, and Ayurveda for the last two decades across more than 50 cities worldwide. Her unique gift is making Yoga and Ayurveda a practice, which is equally useful and accessible for a beginner as for a sincere seeker who has made Yoga a lifelong journey. She is inspired by and taught under Kriya Yoga, Himalayan Yoga and Kashmir Shaivism Yoga lineages. She has studied in a traditional Guru-Shishya parampara. 

Her teaching style is rooted in empowering and inspiring students to awaken the inner Guru through insight, discernment and self-inquiry. Her core philosophy is ‘Yoga is a Work-in and not a Work-out’. 

She is the author of Mudra: The Sacred Secret (2015), Yoga: Ancient Heritage, Tomorrow’s Vision (2019), and SOMA: 100 Heritage Recipes for Self-Care (e-book, 2020; updated hard copy, 2022).

In this episode, Anjali and Indu discuss:

  • Indu’s personal story of learning and studying Yoga with her elders and teachers in India
  • Self care as Svadharma: The role of self care in knowing, being and observing our Dharma
  • Self care as Ahimsa: We are practicing ahimsa by taking of our physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual self and this is a journey toward the SELF (Atman)
  • Discriminative discernment: Are we checking in or checking out?
  • Mudras are accessible, powerful, accessible and subtle practices of self care
  • Indu’s non-negotiables of personal self care



The Mudras discussed in the episode are:

You can connect with Indu on Instagram, Facebook, and her website! 

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