International Yoga Day: Bend it like Mumbai yogini Natasha Noel

21-Jun-2017
  • For the last three years, Natasha Noel has been using her Instagram pictures to spread the love for yoga while talking of her inner demons. Pics courtesy/ Natasha Noel's official Instagram account: natashanoel001
    For the last three years, Natasha Noel has been using her Instagram pictures to spread the love for yoga while talking of her inner demons. Pics courtesy/ Natasha Noel's official Instagram account: natashanoel001
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  • Natasha Noel has over 50,000 followers on Instagram
    Natasha Noel has over 50,000 followers on Instagram
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  • Natasha Noel's account is a collage of her in different asanas, next to the window of her suburban home, taken with a timer
    Natasha Noel's account is a collage of her in different asanas, next to the window of her suburban home, taken with a timer
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  • Noel's usually dressed in shorts and a leotard, and recent posts have seen her showing off her new tattoo
    Noel's usually dressed in shorts and a leotard, and recent posts have seen her showing off her new tattoo
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  • Every asana, and Natasha does the tough ones (bring on that headstand), is accompanied with a story from her own life, the way she deals with her body insecurities, diets, love and even secrets most people wouldn't want to talk about
    Every asana, and Natasha does the tough ones (bring on that headstand), is accompanied with a story from her own life, the way she deals with her body insecurities, diets, love and even secrets most people wouldn't want to talk about
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  • 24-year-old Natasha Noel moved to Mumbai from Kerala at age three
    24-year-old Natasha Noel moved to Mumbai from Kerala at age three
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  • Natasha Noel's mother committed suicide by setting herself on fire in front of her
    Natasha Noel's mother committed suicide by setting herself on fire in front of her
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  • Another tragedy she experienced in her younger years, was when a cousin of hers molested her, but she claims she has forgiven him for the act
    Another tragedy she experienced in her younger years, was when a cousin of hers molested her, but she claims she has forgiven him for the act
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  • Natasha's father wasn't in a mental state to look after her when she was a child and so Noel was taken in by her paternal aunt and her husband
    Natasha's father wasn't in a mental state to look after her when she was a child and so Noel was taken in by her paternal aunt and her husband
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  • When Natasha joined dance classes that Noel realised that it could work as a catharsis for her
    When Natasha joined dance classes that Noel realised that it could work as a catharsis for her
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  • Around seven years ago, Natasha Noel suffered a knee injury and was told she could never dance again
    Around seven years ago, Natasha Noel suffered a knee injury and was told she could never dance again
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  • But, it was Instagram that literally saved Natasha Noel's life
    But, it was Instagram that literally saved Natasha Noel's life
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  • When Natasha opened an account three years ago, Noel started following yogis and was stunned by what she saw
    When Natasha opened an account three years ago, Noel started following yogis and was stunned by what she saw
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  • Natasha Noel then went on YouTube and started teaching herself yoga
    Natasha Noel then went on YouTube and started teaching herself yoga
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  • The same year, Natasha joined The Yoga Institute in Santacruz, Mumbai, and did a three-month course, and still continues to teach there
    The same year, Natasha joined The Yoga Institute in Santacruz, Mumbai, and did a three-month course, and still continues to teach there
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  • Natasha Noel is capable of doing difficult yoga poses anytime and anywhere, something she took as a challenge
    Natasha Noel is capable of doing difficult yoga poses anytime and anywhere, something she took as a challenge
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  • Click next to view some more images of Natasha Noel, doing what she knows best - Yoga
    Click next to view some more images of Natasha Noel, doing what she knows best - Yoga
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