Master Praveen started yoga practice since the age of six . He was entitled as “Ekalauvya” to recognizing his great passion and outstanding performance. “Ekalauvya” means self-master, and Praveen could do any postures himself just by seeing people’s demonstration. He could even master advance postures without guru’s instructions; even his father was surprised by his talent and flexibility: then gradually led him to deepen his yogic knowledge in yoga school later on.
He practiced his advance level of yoga asana at Ghandhi Gyan Mandir in Hyderabad, South India. Later he represented the district, state and national level yoga championships all over India and won many medals and titles. He represented twice as captain for inter-university yoga tournament, at the same time, he is a diploma holder in yogic science and therapy from Pune University. Although he has a bachelor degree in commerce, he chose the path of yoga teaching. His 16 years of teaching experience trained more ten thousand students in India. He gave his great service in Sivananada ashram for 7 years, conducted many yoga conference and workshops for the alcoholic-drug addicted patients and advance yoga asana practitioners. He was at the same time associated with mentally handicapped, dumb & deaf school in Hyderabad in teaching yoga.
One of the greatest philosophers said, “Wherever you go, go with all your heart”, and it has been encouraging Praveen to walk every step in his life whole-heartedly.Praveen has been blessed with one of the greatest arts of India, dance. He is well-versed in Indian classical dance “Bharathanatyam”. He is a diploma holder in Bharthanatyam from Telugu University and has been dancing for the last 17years. He is good at folk, Indian tribal and western dance.He has been chosen by the Tourism and Cultural Department of Andhra Pradesh(India) to performhundreds of dance programs all over India .Out of love, devotion and respect towards his dancing art, he runs a non-profit making dance school “Abhinatri Arts Academy” with the support of his friends; having 500students in India.
Over these years he met people from all walks of life. They all have one common point and that is the best thing Praveen appreciates about Hong Kong people, that is their hardworking and dedicating nature towards work. He likes here very much and he is more than happy to stay here to continue his career.
At last, Praveen would like to encourage everyone with a very inspiring quote by Corita Kent: “Live the moment. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each is to succeed”. So, be at the present moment, and live the moment. Live it up!