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Contact Alaknanda Puri through the Santoshpuri Ashram.

Alaknanda studied Ayurveda at the Dev Sanskriti University in Haridwar, which is part of the Shanti Kunj Ashram. She also studied pranic healing from the World Pranic Healing Foundation. As part of her university program, she interned in Hyderbad and Chennai.

In order to bring harmony of the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of people's lives, she taught classes in yoga, Ayurveda, and Holistic Management of Diseases. She instructed groups of up to 40 people on the principles of Ayurveda for 10 and 15 day Courses. Alaknanda presented to 80 women at the Engineering College of Hyderbad. Their interest directly involved how to balance their university lives with so many exams, and tension. She continued teaching 30 of them asana classes on an on-going basis to decrease their stress. She administered different herbs based on the needs of the people. Because of her English knowledge she was able to present to many students at the University. Her trip to the Southern part of India confirmed her destiny that she needs to bring Ayurvedic healing awareness to others.

Alaknanda uses Ayurvedic principles in her daily life. She often encourages others at the ashram to consider the predominant doshas within themselves to bring proper balance to their lives. One can find Alaknanda often cooking with these principles in mind as well. She has taught at the ashram since 2004. She has taught ashram visitors from France, England, Israel, America, Germany and India. In December 2005, she instructed the first Clinical Yoga Course in Ayurveda at the ashram.

Alaknanda finds great pleasure when students apply the knowledge she offers in their lives. In her life, she wants to bring people above the gunas and the doshas-to really encourage their highest potential in the Divine, in the name of Ayurveda, the art of living.

Alaknanda was born at the Santoshpuri Ashram as the youngest daughter of Baba Santosh Puri and Narmada Devi Puri Ma. She is usually known as Gangotri, a name meaning the source of Ganga.

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