An estimated 36 million Americans practice some form of yoga, a practice that goes far beyond just one exercise. The value of the yoga industry is growing year after year, and it is as beneficial to your physical health as it is to your mental health. The value of the global yoga industry is estimated at 80 80 billion, according to The Good Body, and flexibility and stress relief are cited as the most popular reasons to start yoga.
The global health and wellness industry has flourished over the past few years, as epidemics have forced people to look inward and re-evaluate the general state of their physical and mental health. For Dr. Arie Bears, the love of yoga came after a heartbreaking loss.
Losing his mother was one of the hardest things Dr. Bears had to endure, so he decided to embark on a journey of self-realization. She quit her job as a model and went on to learn as much as she could about spirituality, medicine and healing. It paid off: Dr. Bears now has a PhD. In Integrated Medicine, a Certified Yoga and Meditation Instructor, an Ayurvedic Specialist and Established Anhata conscious living.
Dr. Bears has spent years traveling around the world, learning from top art gurus like Dharma Mitra and Ram Das. He was in India for two and a half years and this is the place where his life changed forever. One morning, Dr. Beers was meditating at a Hare Krishna temple in Mumbai, when the word “uninjured” came to him. The word means “heart” in Sanskrit and he immediately felt that this work spoke to him more deeply. It became the name of his company, Anhata Conscious Living, a combination of wellness, yoga and meditation aimed at helping others discover new relationships with themselves.
With a mission to use yoga for a more holistic purpose, Dr. Beers’ primary inspiration is to help people upgrade their “human software”. His method is unique in that he gives people the tools to create their own, personal habits that compel them to preserve their true essence.
Dr. Bears tends to move away from the modern or commercial aspect of yoga. Although he understands the benefits of social media or virtual yoga training, Dr. Bears prefers to maintain the integrity of the ancient practice by focusing on the simple task of transforming life.
As the epidemic ends, Dr. Bears will return to a personal training model in Bali on March 21 after his final virtual training. She also leads a women’s empowerment retreat once a year, winning several awards for Best Women’s Retreat. Dr. Bears also focused on giving back through various charitable endeavors. He donates five percent of his total revenue to charity.
By Jordan Finkel