Yoga For Stress Management – Bihar School of Yoga or Satyananda Yoga Tradition


Starting in April of 2019, Michael and I spent 6 weeks in Mararikulam North – a coastal southwestern fishing village in Kerala, India. During this time, I took an intensive Yoga for Stress Management certification course with Dr. V.P. Rajasekharan.

I first met Dr. Rajasekharan in March of 2109 during a one week stay at Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort. This humble, spiritually filled man leaves a lasting impression of peace on those who have visited Carnoustie for its renowned healing abilities.

Life unfolded in such a way that two weeks after my stay at Carnoustie, I was able to return to Mararikulam North to meet up with Dr. Rajasekharan again. This time I would take his Yoga for Stress Management certification course offered through his Wellness Yoga Foundation.

Every evening, after a full day of work at Carnoustie and still wearing his white yoga/meditation robes, Dr. Rajasekharan would take the short tuk-tuk drive from Carnoustie to our rustic cottage at Arakal Hertitage Homestay. Then, for 6 weeks in a simple half-room of the cottage, yoga teacher and trainee would sit, converse, debate, and practice his traditional style and traditional beliefs of yoga.

Dr. Rajasekharan is affectionally called Dr. Raj. by westerners because it is easier to pronounce!

About Dr. Raj:

Dr. V.P. Rajasekharan is from Trivandrum, Kerala, India. He is the resident yoga professor, Pranic Healer and Reiki Master at Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort, located in Mararikkulam North, Kerala. He has his PhD in yoga and MD in Alternative Medicine. He also has masterships in as many as ten energy healing disciplines including Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki and Pranic Healing. He is an international trainer of Stress Management through Yoga at corporate level. He served as Head of the Yoga Centre under Central Government in Kerala for twenty years.

Dr. Rajasekharan was born into a family of Sanskrit scholars and has had a spiritual inclination since his teenage years that found fruition in choosing yoga as his career. He is a direct disciple of Swami Satyananda Saraswati, founder of Bihar School of Yoga. Therefore, Dr. Rajasekharan yoga teachings are of the Bihar School of Yoga or Satyananda Yoga tradition.

This page and drop-down menus are dedicated to Dr. Rajasekharan’s yogic wisdom and teachings. Its contents are a work in progress as I unravel and assimilate the intense, sometimes mystical contents of his spiritual filled-course that include yoga philosophy, psychology and physiology.

Arakal Heritage Homestay cottage Michael and I stayed at:2019 - India - Mararikulam North - Arakal Heritage Homestay Cottage

Celebrating my 50th birthday, Dr. Raj brought me flowers!April 25th, 2019 - My 50th Birthday - Flowers from Dr. Raj!

Receiving my Yoda for Stress Management certificate!2019 - India - Mararikulam North - Receiving my Certificate from Dr. Raj!

With light, love and joy,

Stephanie, <3