How to Do Yoga Meditation?

The stretching exercises we do in yoga were actually designed thousands of years ago. They helped the practitioner to gain control over their own body and mind. Yoga is a Sanskrit word that actually means “Union With The Divine”.

The energy that is produced while doing yoga rises from the base of the spine and reaches the top of the head taking the practitioner to a state of self -awareness and thus he can achieve self-realization.

Yoga is basically done to make our body and soul stress free. With regular practice of yoga and self-realisation, the person can feel his own Kundalini that moves between the 7 chakras of the body and also the spiritual energy of anyone they put their attention on.

You just need to know the rules of the yoga. These rules are simple to follow.

1. Find a quiet place

You must look for a quiet place which is not trespassed frequently. This serene corner can be in your house or in a near by park.

2. Sit in a comfortable place

Sit at a place that is comfortable for you. It is not necessary to sit on the floor initially, if you are not in a habit of it. You can sit upright in a chair. Remove your shoes and keep your feet slightly apart. Keep both the palms on your knees, open. If you are comfortable to sit on the floor then it is better.

3. Become aware of your surroundings

Close your eyes and try to feel your surroundings. First feel the things around you and then direct your attention inside, to the base of your spine. Now, slowly pull your attention up through the center of your body along the spinal column, until you reach the top of your head and slightly forward. This was a soft spot when you were a baby. Keep your eyes closed, now press the palm of your right hand onto this soft spot. Then raise your hand about six inches above your head, palm facing down. Move it up and try to locate a point where you feel an energy point that is either cool or warm. Keep your attention focused on this point. You may also use your left hand.

4. Find peace

Sit in this position for 10 minutes. Just forget about everything else.

5. Slowly open your eyes

Try to be aware of any change that you can feel inside your body.

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Tips For Yoga Beginners

If you think yoga is not for, then think again!!!

If you always thought that yoga is only for people who are very flexible and it is all about touching your toes and pushing yourself for those difficult stretches, you are wrong. Yoga is all about uniting your body and soul through simple breathing and meditation techniques thus bringing you in peace with your inner self. The journey of yoga is easy and enjoyable.

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A Perfect Teacher

The first thing you have to keep in mind is to look for a perfect teacher. He should be an expert. A good teacher enhances your yoga experience. The chances of injury also reduced. A lesson well begun is half done. So follow this motto and find a good teacher for yourself in a reputed yoga center.

Take the help of an Expert

A good yoga center appoints experts to customise your package. You can explain if you have any medical condition and the asanas can be planned accordingly. You maybe suffering from some physical ailment like back pain or cervical, and thus you cannot practice all the asanas. You need a customised package.

Dress Comfortably

Wear comfortable clothes while going for your yoga class. The clothes should not be very loose and hanging around as they could get in the way of your yoga practice. Neither should they be tight. Wear perfect attire meant for exercising. Avoid wearing jewelry.

Regularity

Be regular. The best way to be regular is to fix a time. Try to fix up early morning, as you are a beginner. You are fresh and full of energy. If it is not possible for you to spare time in the morning, then you can keep it any time of the day. But try to be regular.

Warm up

Do a little warm up exercises before hitting the mat. A good yoga center helps you with that. They do a little warm up exercises before starting yoga.

Don’t push too hard

Do only as much you can do comfortably. Stretch just a little at a time. Go slightly beyond your comfort zone to keep the challenge on. You can also adopt and learn new asanas as you progress.

Remember; do not compare yourself with others. Yoga should be practice on an empty stomach so eat at-least 2-3 hours before you go for it. Drink lots of water. Recharge between asanas by relaxing a bit. Wait patiently for results.

Upcoming Yoga Workshops in November

Mark your calendars as Yotopia has great workshops coming up in the month of November. Lets go through the details of each.

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Yoga practice with Discipline and Energy.

Gong Bath and Meditation Workshop

The workshop would be held on 8th November 2015 at 2.30pm. to 4.00 pm. It is cleansing and purifying, detoxing, relaxing, and stimulating, depending on the state in which you arrive for your session. All that is required of you is to turn up, lie down, and chill out. You must experience the power of sound meditation. Let millions of vibrations flow through your senses. At the end of the workshop, you will feel awakened and relaxed. The workshop will make you believe that sound is the future of medicine.

Journey through the Chakras

The workshop would be held on 15th November 2015 at 2.15 pm to 5.15 pm. Each chakra corresponds to emotional and spiritual challenges that you may face in life. Many of the exercises and meditations are aimed at eliminating negative emotions associated with each of the chakras. This workshop offers you pragmatic tools to integrate chakra work into your daily life, including simple, powerful techniques to develop inner poise and keep your life in balance.

Feeling and Experience in Yoga Asana

The workshop would be held on 22nd November 2pm. To 5 pm. Caroline will guide you to tackle challenging poses. You get an insight on how to apply less effort and greater ability. In this workshop you would be learning how to move more efficiently. Yotopia will make your brain smarter and help you stay out of pain.

Mudras for Modern Life -The Power is in Your Hands

The workshop would be held on Sun, 29th November, 2pm to 5pm
This workshop is of particular interest to anyone who works on a computer, i.e. the general population. It includes practices that can help to prevent such problems as repetitive stress injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome and bursitis.

Mudras (yoga hand gestures) work at the physical, subtle, psychological and spiritual levels. They are easy to do. Mudras are so powerful that regular practice can transform your life. They can help you to create inner peace and deep strength, eliminate fatigue and anxiety, protect your physical and emotional health, transcend stress and depression, reduce your guilt and anger, calm your mind, sharpen your intuition and promote happiness.

The asana class will include hand exercises that will not only enable you to practice mudras, but also help you to release tension in their fingers, hands, arms and shoulders.

Yoga Postures for a Glowing Skin

If you thought Yoga gives you a fit physique alone, here is an eye-opener! Yoga is the best and most wonderful way of getting a glowing face. There are many Yoga postures, the regular practice of which ensures a glowing face. The catch here is to practice these postures daily and under expert supervision.

Top 5 Yoga Postures for Glowing Skin are:–

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Yoga for Glowing Skin

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The Benefits of Reggae & Dub Yoga

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    Top benefits of yoga in our daily life.

  • The rhythm of your body with the rhythm of Reggae and Dub music – what a combination! This unique experience is called Reggae & Dub Yoga which does wonders to your body and fitness especially if the Yoga is focused on your body chakras. Yotopia, London’s top favourite Yoga studio had earlier organized a Reggae & Dub Chakra-Asana Hot Yoga Workshops under the expert guidance of charismatic Yoga trainer Stewart Gilchrist. The workshops were a huge success as the participants enjoyed striking rhythm in their body through Yoga postures while the instrumental remixes resonated drum and bass parts beautifully.
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5 Reasons Why Yotopia is London’s Preferred Yoga Studio

Yoga is a perfect way of life and Yotopia is the place to live a perfect Yoga session or group Yoga class in London. In fact, Yotopia has been considered as the most promising Yoga Studio in London in coming times. And for all logical reasons –

All Types of Yoga

Yotopia is one-stop-shop for Yoga lovers. You name a type of Yoga and they have it! Whether is the latest and trending Bikram Hot Yoga or the traditional Yoga or a combination of Yoga and Pilates as Yogalates or Hatha Yoga or Ashtang Yoga; you may not know more names but Yotopia has a skilled trainer for each and every type of Yoga that people wish to do today.

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Yoga- Ideal means for Relaxation

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Undeniably one very common characteristic of the people with the modern day lifestyle is stress. Irrespective of one’s profession in today’s fast paced world, stress has emerged as an integral part of one’s day to day life. But the fact is that one really cannot afford to neglect it given the serious health implications of stress. So, thereby using yoga to achieve relaxation and combating stress or other psychological conditions is indeed an brilliant means to regain control over your body and health. Continue reading