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From an early age Namito has been on his path of yoga, learning from teachers and masters that most only ever read about with awe and reverence. Living and growing up in the state of Bihar, he witnessed Swami Satyananda practicing yoga on one of his visits and was captivated by the ancient allure of yoga. At the age of seven Swami Satyandanda began teaching Namito asana and pranayama practices after discovering his immense ability and potential. From an early age Namito began translating books form English to Hindi and spoke about his ability to witness his mind, watching his thoughts move across the ceiling as he lay on his bed, detachment from his mind a natural ability. Namito began his schooling years at the Krishnamurti boarding school, learning from the enlightened master throughout his early education. Seeing his potential and interest, Krishnamurti suggested that Namito should go and learn from B.K.S Iyengar. Studying with Iyengar personally for a few years, Namito also got opportunity to study with Pattahbi Jois for one year.
After this Namito traveled to Norway, where being encouraged by both his father and his master, B.K.S Iyengar, he pursued his career and taught Yoga.
Throughout this time, he continually came back to India to continue learning from his Master Iyengar, and after living many years abroad in 2010, Namito came back to India to visit his Master Iyengar who asked him to move back to India, start intensive practice and assisting in his medical and therapeutic yoga classes. In 2013, Iyengar directed Namito to start his own yoga school in India, which is how Abhinam Yoga School was created, first in Dharamsala, and then in Goa.
The desire to make people aware “of their inner being, the source of their life energy” is what drives Namito every day in his work. He observes that through this awareness of body (Asana Practice), breath (Pranayama), mind (Pratyahara), heart and being (Dharana & Dhyana) all of life’s problems are dissolved (Samadhi), and he sees this as the answer to many of the world’s wider problems. He calls this the “in-volution of mankind”, using yoga as his tool, with his mottos of “alignment to enlightenment” and “fitness for the witness”.
Namito perceives he is “a vehicle for the divine”, having become empty with no thoughts, he says he is doing the work that has been given to him, with the goal of “transforming the human consciousness”. Every student who comes to study with Namito will be transformed by his childlike and energetic approach to life, and will gain a deeper spiritual understanding of themselves and yoga through his insightful teachings. If you find yourself at Abhinam Yoga, you know you have made it to the right place and that you have created some good karma in your past life to have met such a great teacher in this life.