Pursuit of Happiness

Building Wellbeing

To begin her days on a high, IKEA India CEO Susanne Pulverer turns to yoga that fills her up with both energy and calmness at the same time

In 1979, four young women from Sweden decided to embark on a 10-week trip across Sri Lanka. While galavanting along the east coast of the emerald isle, they stumbled upon a sign board that read ‘Ashram’. Curious, they entered and found out that it was a yoga guru’s home where he let guests stay with him, his wife and his young child as he taught them yoga. What followed was a week-long stay at this modest house where the girls did yoga at sunrise and sunset, had vegetarian food and slept on mats laid out on the concrete floor.