Stress, Anxiety, Breathlessness, heart palpitations, joint pains relieved

Indira Natarajan

Program Name

Art of Breathing

Couple of years back, I had noticed a change in my breathing, heart palpitations, sleeplessness and getting up many times during night with extreme thirst. I also had a lot of joint pain, knee pain, back pain and I thought they were probably some of the symptoms of the menopause period.

I met Mrs. Sharada Rao this March and had a one-to-one with her on zoom. After just two sessions she regulated my breathing, and made me realise that it was a wrong way of breathing that had become a habit and was causing me to feel stressed and like a chain reaction, one problem was giving rise to another. The breathing therapies taught by her have immensely benefited me. I now breathe well, sleep well, feel more lighter, relaxed and energetic. I sleep continuously and no longer get up at nights. Many thanks dear for bringing about a wonderful change in my life.

Like most people, not only me, my doctor too associated my problems to menopause. But, when the problems were getting resolved one after the other just by correcting the breathing method, was I truly amazed by the technique. I strongly recommend the various breathing techniques taught by her to all people irrespective of health problems or not. You will be surprised at the positive impact it has on your body."

The best teacher that I have met during my yoga journey is Sharada

Kathyrn Backhouse

Program Name

Adaptable Yoga

I practiced yoga with Sharada for some years now. During all of that time her lessons have been inspirational. Individual bespoke lessons have been thoughtfully planned to suit my personal needs and delivered at exactly the right level to support me. In class lessons Sharada always makes sure that everyone gets individual attention. Her understanding of the theory and the practice of yoga is profound and this combined with the fact that she is a natural teacher has ensured that her lessons are consistently outstanding. She is an inspirational teacher. I have been on yoga courses in many places India including the Himalayas and Kerala, and have also studied in Bali, Thailand and various yoga centres in England. The best teacher that I have met during my yoga journey is Sharada.

I was recovering from major leg reconstruction, and was a sorry sight

Nuala

Program Name

Adaptable Yoga

I first came across Sharada a few years ago when I hobbled into the Yoga Sanctuary. Sharada supported me throughout my recovery with her unique and individual approach. She has helped me through bouts of labyrinthitis and vertigo and still continues to offer guidance and support . Sharada isn't just a yoga teacher. She has a wealth of knowledge and cares for each of her students as individuals. We are truly blessed and I thank God for the day our paths crossed

She is an excellent teacher

Dr. Sue Varkey

Program Name

Adaptable Yoga

I have been attending Sharada’s yoga classes at the Yoga sanctuary for several years now. She works hard to provide a personalised service to each student despite it being a group class. She makes the traditions and history of yoga relevant to the present day. There is no pressure to be the best. She builds camaraderie within the group. The teaching is also delivered in a secular manner with no overt religious connotations.
My posture has improved, I am more flexible, and it has made me more mindful of the world around.
I have been and will continue to recommend the yoga sanctuary to all.

Sharada is a very experienced and knowledgeable tutor and her personal approach to each and everyone makes her special

Dr. Sucheta Darshana

Program Name

Adaptable Yoga

I have known Sharda for many years now and have been her student since opening of Yoga Sanctuary.
I have always been intrigued and interested in Yoga since my younger days, growing up in India. However it's only when I started with Sharda that I have been able to understand and experience first hand its immense benefits. Sharada's way of teaching and her individualised approach makes it easier to follow and understand.
Although I do not have life changing anecdotes like many, I can definitely say that learning with and being trained and mentored by Sharda has kept all the heath and wellbeing issues at bay. I am glad my life's journey has Sharda in it.
Being a full time Dentist and Oral surgeon takes a heavy toll on my back, spine, muscles etc. Coming every week to Sharada's class I know everything will be realigned and this gives me great assurance. Anytime I had issues with my back or neck, Sharda gave me targeted exercises which helped ease my problems.
Every class Sharda enlightens us with her immense knowledge of Yoga and teaches various techniques which can be done whatever your abilities. She'll always have a prop to make it easier so everyone can reap the benefits of every stretch, every pose.
During Corona virus crisis, she introduced us to various Breathing exercises and Pranayam techniques to help build our immune systems. During the crisis time it helped in relaxing mind and body. Sharda has empowered us with these skills or tools in our tool box (as she says), which will make our life journeys so much easier.
She is a very focused, friendly and optimistic teacher.I feel blessed to be her student. Thank you Sharda for shining your light on us 🙏🏾

Comment on Art of Breathing

Barbara

Program Name

Art of Breathing

Just a quick comment on the zoom breathing sessions that sharada is running. I have just completed a 5 week block. I learnt a lot and more importantly feel more relaxed and calm. I heard others stories where they had been on medication for asthma and other breathing difficulties and who using the techniques in the class have been able to reduce / stop taking medication and their breathing and pain management has much improved. You all know how hard sharada works to support us all and improve life for us, so you know that any class you attend will leave you feeling uplifted and better for having practiced the techniques shown to us. Try it, you'll like it. 😁🙏

WEIGHT LOSS, BREATHING PROBLEMS, LOWER BACK PROBLEMS AND SCIATICA

Bhavna

Program Name

Adaptable Yoga

I have known Sharda for few years now and I found Sharda is extremely knowledgeable, warm and friendly person , she is completely dedicated to yoga and cares a lot about her students. I suffer from arthritis in both knees and used to struggle in going up and down the stairs...I couldn't walk properly and in September last year I was also diagnosed with lower back disc prolapse due to which my health took an extremely bad shape . Sharda has been a saviour to me.. a true Guru in every sense..with her support and guidance my condition is lot better now..she kept encouraging me to do better every day and and I make sure I follow everything she teaches and I feel a lot better in myself. I also joined the breathing plus classes on zoom to improve my breathing and it has helped me immensely..it is the first time since then that I have not had bronchitis that I normally get during winter time. Sharda, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart🙏 you have helped me in many ways than I can explain .. you are the best teacher ..very encouraging and I am really grateful to you for everything that you have done for me. 😘😘

Thanks Sharda and you will be pleased to know that I have now also achieved 16kgs weightloss in 4 months ..my journey continues to transform myself towards becoming a fit and healthy person 😃

ANXIETY, PANIC ATTACKS AND GRIEF

Julie

Program Name

Adaptable Yoga

I turned to yoga over 2 years ago when I lost my dad, I started with Sharada and she taught me how to relax my mind and body through stretching and breathing technics that have helped me enormously through the grief, I also did the breathing course that she ran last year, I struggled a bit with my CP score but again I learned even more breathing techniques that I practise on a daily basis, I don’t know how I would have got through the last 2 years without the care and guidance that Sharada has given me.
Thank you so much 🙏 xx

FIBROMYALGIA, ANXIETY AND BREATHLESSNESS

Marlene

Program Name

Adaptable Yoga

I have known Sharada many years and she has really helped me in many different ways through yoga and meditation (which really helped me with very bad anxiety last year) I did the breathing course more recently which helped increase my CP and breathing techniques She is a wonderful yoga teacher and adapts the classes to suit the individual She is extremely knowledgeable warm and friendly and nothing is too much trouble She helped my 83 year old mum in law with her breathing after she'd had Covid had become extremely breathless she rang her and advised the best breathing techniques to get sufficient air into her lungs thankfully she has made a full recovery Its so lovely reading all the reviews Sharads is an amazing yoga teacher and I look forward to the studio opening again in the future 🙏Thankyou Sharada you are amazing Xx🥰

STRESS, ANXIETY, ASTHMA AND BREATHLESSNESS

Sarah B

Program Name

Art of Breathing

I began the course after an increasing worsening of my asthma over 15 months which became very Acute from April to Sept 2020 requiring prescriptions of medication of various sorts which I had not previously required. . It had begun to settle a little with the medication as I joined the course but I was still struggling and it has improved a significant degree over the time since I have been trying to do the exercises
Although I still require all the prescribed medication presently to treat the underlying cause of my asthma, and continue to be breathless on moderate levels of exertion ; I can only hope that eventually it will settle to how it was previously. I now hardly ever need to use my Reliever Inhaler even during my level of exercise as I try to regulate my breathing as I have learnt and have been able to reduce the onset of anything other than mild post exercise asthma issues.
I have found the holistic teaching, of mind and body as one entity to be enormously helpful in trying to reduce my stress levels which are in part causing this acute asthma and have been able to have a much calmer mind generally. I have learnt that many of my behaviour patterns are worsening the problems and now I am aware of them . I don`t always succeed but now I know what exacerbates the issues and I now have the tools to try and improve so I can manage my asthma and busy mind better.

CHRONIC FATIGUE, FIBROMYALGIA, VERTIGO STRESS AND ANXIETY

Taryn

Program Name

Art of Breathing

Having just finished a zoom breathing plus course of five weeks with Sharada, I would like to share with everyone how much it as helped me manage my health. The chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, stress and anxiety that I suffer with have all improved, I'm sleeping much better have more energy and in less pain.. I'm controlling my breathing much better feeling more relaxed which also helps my vertigo too.. It's all down to you how I have improved in my health in yoga over the years, & the deep breathing class last year.
I would recommend this course to anyone with any breathing problems, anxiety and pain.. She's a wonderful tutor with so much experience to give to us.. 😊🙏🧘‍♀️ Thankyou for being you 🤗🙏Xx

BRONCHIECTASIS, ANXIETY, LOWER BACK PROBLEMS

Julie Williamson

Program Name

Art of Breathing

I found Yoga Sanctuary late 2018 and embarked on the 12-week ‘Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs’ for a long-standing lower back problem. The positive results were alarming, after years of thinking I’d never be able to improve my physical wellbeing! I was enjoying the classes until COVID 19 rudely interrupted them, but I diligently followed my course notes and felt motivated to develop further. Sharada then encouraged me to join her ‘lock-down’ Zoom classes and my strength and confidence continued to grow. At the same time, Sharada was developing her Breathing Plus programme and she invited me to participate because she knew about my previous Bronchiectasis diagnosis, and she knew I was missing attending Breathing Space for physiotherapy as a result of the pandemic. The results have honestly been like a breath of fresh air – sorry for the pun! Seriously, the techniques we’ve learned help me manage my condition and build on those in the Active Cycle of Breathing which NHS Physiotherapists first introduced me to. There are added benefits too… the techniques help to manage my anxiety levels, and my overall physical health improved because effective breathing improves posture and core strength. Plus, having a better understanding of breath has really helped me develop my Yoga practice.

Learning the importance of breath has been enlightening – Sharada has shared her experience and supported everyone in the group collectively, while relating to each individual with care and dedication. Indeed, we’ve learned from and encouraged each other too. I think a ‘maintenance class’ would be a good idea to help us keep up the valuable breathing techniques and awareness. THANK YOU for being there Sharada... so glad I found you!🙏🏻