Yoga For Stress Management – Walking The Spiritual Path


Starting in April of 2019, Michael and I spent 6 weeks in Mararikkulam 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 healing purposes, just as I did.

Life unfolded in such a way that shortly after my stay at Carnoustie, I was able to return to India to meet up with Dr. Rajasekharan again. But for a different purpose. This reunion with Dr. Rajasekharan would not be at the famous, world class resort, but at Michael and I’s humble homestay, Arakal Heritage – picked specifically because of its proximity to Carnoustie. It is at the homestay where Dr. Rajasekharan taught me his Yoga for Stress Management certification course.

Every evening, directly after a full day of work at Carnoustie, and still wearing his uniform of white yoga/meditation robes, Dr. Rajasekharan would take the short tuk-tuk drive from the acclaimed resort to our rustic homestay villa. Then, in a simple half-room off the main room of the villa, teacher and trainee would sit, converse, debate, and practice his traditional style and 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.

With light, love and joy,

Stephanie, ❤