Nabs has over 14 years of yoga experience and conducted many workshops, intensive courses and retreat in the UK and around Europe. He is currently working at Samahita Retreat, Koh Samui, Thailand sharing his Yogic Knowledge and offering the spiritual healing to many from all four corners of the earth.
As a human being you have the free will to choose whether you stay inside the box of so called “normality” and to sleep walk through life having continuous nightmares or you can decide to step outside of that box and experience “you”. The awakening of your soul, the becoming aware of the truth about your life and your purpose on Earth – that you can live your life in peace and harmony. The choice is always yours to make. – Nabs Hadi
It was April 2017. My other half and me went to a yoga retreat in Triopetra, Grece. I am in general very anal about the type of yoga in the retreats I almost exclusively go for ahstanga (yes, call me crazy ashtangui)
But with some convincing my other half convinced me to go on a retreat that was not exclusively Ashtanga!!! WHAT! Really?
You know what, it was the best decision ever!
I met two wonderful teachers (and of course the students – many other kind souls), Heidi Armegeisser and Nabs Hadi. We had an unforgettable week of teachings, fun, friendship and good food!!!
Today, Nabs Hadi is in the spotlight.
- Visiting your website we are “hungry” to know more about yourself. You briefly talk about your path to Ashtanga Yoga and Pranayama from the Kaivalyananda lineage, the Naqishbandi lineage in the Sufi tradition and your practice as a spiritual healer. Tell us more about yourself. Who is Nabs Hadi?
I was born in the mountainous region of South Kurdistan into a Sufi family from the Naqishbandi lineage. I spent my childhood and some of my teenage years in Kurdistan before I migrated to the UK and became a British citizen. Spirituality was always a part of my nature and young life but more formal training in this path began when yoga came to me in 2004. Since then I have devoted my life to this path of practice and understanding.
I also possesses a natural tendency for subtle energy work from an innate ability in mediumship. This has become clearer in recent years where I am able to function more so as a channel to help people in need and suffering, to help bring wellbeing and harmony on a physical, mental and spiritual level as well as spiritual guidance.
- How did you get into the path of yoga? And why Ashtanga, among all the many yoga styles that have developed in the western world?
Yoga came into my life about 14 years ago at the time when I was searching for my lost soul, it’s been the stepping stone that has brought me to where I am today. Ashtanga was the first yoga I was introduced to, however I have tried almost all of the other yoga stylesout there at least once, howevernone of them sang to my soul like Ashtanga yoga. I have been running my own private yoga business in the UK and have conducted many workshops and retreats both in the UK and abroad, with an aim to offer a more complete yogic experience across the physical, mental and spiritual. This comes from using the tools within The Eight Limbs of Yoga (classical Ashtanga*) and the energy and guidance from subtle forces.
- YAMA – Restraints, moral disciplines or moral vows.
- NIYAMA – Positive duties or observances.
- ASANA – Posture.
- PRANAYAMA – Breathing techniques.
- PRATYAHARA – Sense withdrawal.
- DHARANA – Focused concentration.
- DHYANA – Meditative absorption.
- SAMADHI – Bliss or enlightenment.
- And what about Pranayama from the Kaivalyananda lineage? How were you introduced to it? What is its specificity?
I was introduced to the traditional Pranayama and Kriya Yoga from the Kaivalyananda lineage about 7 years ago when I met my teachers Paul Dallaghan and Sri.O.P. Tiwariji at the Samahita Retreat in Thailand. Pranayama is the fourth limb of the Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga (aka Ashtanga Yoga). It regulates the breath and has a direct impact on the subtle energy known as the spiritual body. When Pranayama is practiced regularly and with sincerity, it will bring about spiritual awareness and it has the power to take one much deeper inwardly in order to connect to the ocean of all knowing at the depth of one’s being.
- What about the Naqishbandi lineage in the Sufi tradition, can you tell us more about it and how coming from that lineage has shaped your life and your practice?
When Sufism is mentioned many people will link it to the Whirling Dervishes, however there are many windows to this facet of spirituality just like the path of Yoga. There are many Sufi traditions such as Rumi, Naqishbandi, Qadri and more, but sadly they are less known to the wider world. My parents especially my father was a dedicated practioner of the Naqishbandi lineage, thus I was influenced by Sufism right from the day I was born and as I grew up in the mountainous region of Kurdistan. I was fascinated by seeing the Sufi and Dervish rituals and dance when my father used to take me with him to these events, but I was not spiritually mature enough to understand this highly spiritual path until recent years when I have become more established on the path of spirituality.
- You are very dedicated, a true yogi in the noble sense of the word. You were based many years in Alderley Edge Cheshire in the UK and recently moved to Thialand to Samahita. What does a day look like in your world?
Since moving to the paradise island Koh Samui in Thailand my daily routine has taken a different shape due to the duties I have as teacher and a spiritual healer at the Samahita Retreat. I am an early riser so I wake up for my morning meditation and Kriya yoga practices at home, followed by Yoga Asana and Pranayama at the Samahita Retreat before I start teaching. I love my own company, so often I tend to spend my free time alone either on a beach or in a nice cafe reading my favourite books. I have a few wonderful and likeminded souls in my life whom I’d like to spend time with when possible, also I often chat to complete strangers as it gives me a real joy talking to fellow human beings that I don’t know and listen to their wild and wonderful stories. As a medium and a healer I get a lot of people asking for healing either for themselves or for their loved ones best and far. I conduct an absent healing every evening in order to connect to my guides and helpers in the spirit world, in order to send healings to the unwell in a hope to restore their wellbeing and harmony.
- You talk about the spirit world, your healing comes directly from it as you mention, that you are just a vehicle to transmit the healing through your divine voice. Many people still do not believe in that. Can you tell us more about your vision of the universe? And how it is “organized”?
The Spirit world is not a separate world because it’s an extension of our world but existing on a much finer vibration. They have existed since the time of creation and they’ve been knocking on our door since time began. Mediums and light workers have always existed in our world so it is not something new, however this truth has been denied us sadly by those with dark minds, due to greed and self gain or by those in the name of organised religion and sectarianism. I was also a none believer of the spirit world until they knocked on my door over four years ago when the time was right. So I guess this is not something that one can be forced to believe, however one becomes aware of this reality when the time is right and I am delighted to see, that more and more souls are coming forward with an enquiring minds and wanting to know more about the spirit world and their tangible reality. Being a medium I was born with this ability to be used as a channel by the spirits from the spirit world. Each medium has a unique energy that can be used by the spirits in order to create the bridge between the two worlds so that they can impart spiritual truth and healing to human beings on earth. My guides often send their healing energy when I’m chanting during the healing sessions I conduct as this is one way they would like to work with me, however they often work with me also in deep meditation and more recently in trans and clairvoyant communication.
- If there is a way every human can contribute to a better world, what would that be?
Take time for yourself to meditate and sit within the quiet so that you allow the spirit draw close to you and touch your soul by their love and divine light. Once you’re touched by their power then this love and light shall emanate out of you, it will brighten others soul that are close to you first and then others around the world as your light shines bright.
- If there is anything you must do before you die, what would that be?
To open a spiritual centre for healing and spiritual awareness where people from all walks of life can come for the purpose of deep inner healing and spiritual awakening.
- You travel the world teaching yoga, which location stands out for you the most?
It has to be Koh Samui, Thailand where I am currently living and teaching. This island has an incredible energy and it always gives so much to those who are seeking spiritual awareness.
- What is your philosophy in life?
Enjoy the gloriousness of this divine gift we call LIFE. Act kindly towards others, leave the trouble making mind and connect with the peace making heart. Stay present and remain aware of the spiritual, emotional, mental and physical body as they are in constant flow and in communication with each other. Rise above negativities and connect with the positive vibration. Be sincere in your action, open in the heart and pure in the mind. Most importantly listen to your gut feelings when making steps on the path of life as it will act like your moral compass and it will guide you to where you need to be not where you want to be, thus be mindful of essential challenges which will inevitably bring to you vital spiritual growth.
- What inspires you these days?
My spiritual practices have inspired me and brought me to where I am today for which I am always grateful. Also my humble thanks to all the incredible teachers whom have helped and inspired me on my path right from the start. However, in recent years the Spirit world has been my main source of inspiration. Through their divine guidance and healing energy I am able to share spiritual truth and bring healing to many souls around the globe for which I am truly grateful and feel incredibly privileged.
- Lastly you know LATY means Love, Awakening, Thankfulness and Yoga Is there anything particular that arises with these four words?
I didn’t know that! What a beautiful name LATY is. We are very lucky to be experiencing life on Earth right now as she is certainly going through a massive shift which has already started to cause more spiritual awareness. Man has created a dam in front of the river of life on Earth due to selfish gain and power. However, this has been going on for a long time, but now there is a crack in that dam and know that eventually the water of life will seep through that crack and that dam shall eventually fall, once again restoring the peace and harmony on Mother Earth.
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