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.

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Tips to Choose Yoga Studio

Yoga has come to be the one of the quintessential regimes for a healthy living. With countless studies proving its ability to heal and maintain not only a healthy body, but also a robust mind. The question isn’t the benefits that yoga provides, but how to choose a yoga studio?? Here are 10 tips to choose the best yoga studio in your city.

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  • Picking the Right Yoga Class

    The first step in choosing the right yoga studio is to figure out what kind of yoga you would like to do. For the uninitiated there are numerous forms of Yoga from the modern types such as ‘power yoga’ and ‘hot yoga’ to the classical forms such as Jana and Bhakti yoga. Some focus on body and others on the mind. Gather enough information about these before you start.

  • Choosing the Right Instructor

    Yoga is a very ancient form of mediation and exercise. It is very important to pick a yoga instructor who is well versed with all the various forms of practicing yoga. It requires a deeper knowledge of spirituality and chakras rather than memorializing various physical movements and postures to become a great yogi (yoga instructor). One must prefer to studio which have yoga certified and professional teachers.

  • Type of Yoga Studio

    now days they are hot and cold yoga studios. Picking the right temperature is very important to get the results that you desire. The best yoga centers are the ones that provide you a range of options.

  • Group or Alone ??

    This come down to personal choice. Some people like doing things, including yoga in groups while other prefer small batch or individual classes. You can choose yoga studio in your city depending on your preference and availability.

  • Referrals and Recommendations

    Its always best to check online and in your local community for the best yoga studio. Make sure you gather as much information about the yoga studio you intend to join. A positive review is must like with everything in life.

  • Learning Environment

    If you choose yoga center with a flush of high positive energy that would make you more energetic and refreshed!  Yoga is more than just physical movement; it is an interaction of man with his/her environment. Keeping that in mind, choose a yoga studio in your city, which offers more. Like for example it takes you out into nature, to be one with it and practice your yoga in places other than your studio. Also it teaches you about the spiritual aspect of it.

  • Getting into Habit

    Pick a yoga studio, which helps, develop a habit. The most difficult step is to build a routine. Studios and instructors go a long in building a mind frame of attending regularly.

5 Reasons Why Every Athlete Should Do Yoga

Athlete or non-athlete, Yoga is the best way to stay fit. Doing 15 minutes of breathing exercises in the morning can add longevity and health to your life. For athletes, it becomes all the more important to indulge in the goodness of Yoga. Specially because –

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• Yoga Prevents Injury

– By virtue of their sporty routine, athletes are more prone to injuries. They may even develop chronic joint pains. ACL tear or hamstring stretch is so common! But if athletes practice Yoga daily, they can develop a flexible body and stronger core muscles. Yoga minimizes the risk of injury and keeps their spine aligned.

• The best way to stretch

– You often watch players doing pre-game or post-game stretches. Yoga practitioners are able to stretch in a better way. There are many kinds of stretching Yoga postures that can benefit the athletes like forward bends and revolved crescent is the best stretching exercise for your core and back.

• Better performance

– People have this misconception that gym is a better option to build a strong body. Advanced level of Yoga increases the strength and stamina of athletes and they are able to perform better on the field.

• Focus

– No other fitness routine makes you as conscious as Yoga does! There are certain Yoga postures which are meant specially to work on your focus levels. Athletes have been practicing the Crow pose (Kaakasana) and many other balancing postures of Yoga to take their focus to a new high.

• Calm mind

– Thanks to the Pranaayams or breathing exercises, Yoga helps the athletes develop calmness in their mind. A calm mind makes them put more energy into their game.

All said and done! But it is very important for athletes to decide which form of Yoga would suit them best. If they want to do a high-energy workout through Yoga, they can join Power Yoga class. But if they wish to build their strength and flexibility, Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga is also recommended.

Yotopia owing to its highly expert Yoga team, has trained a few athletes and is planning to start a special Yoga class for athletes. To know more details about various Yoga programmes offered by Yotopia, click………….

A Valentine For The Love of Life!

While the whole celebrates the day of love by gifting something special to their beloved, you can stand out in the crowd gifting your beloved and yourself an entry to the special and exclusive Yoga Medication workshop at Yotopia. Now what makes this the best gift? Simply the fact that all other gifts like roses, chocolates, diamonds or dinner date would give him or her pleasure for a while. The benefit of Valentine Mediation class will be cherished for long and the experience would make you and your beloved truly happy. No wonder, the theme of this Valentine Meditation class is kept as – Loving Kindness on this Valentine’s Day.

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Valentine’s Day Yoga at Yotopia, London

So what would you and your partner do in this one-hour workshop? And how would it change your life for better? First of all, the every experience of doing a love-filled Yoga class sounds romantic. And secondly, the real love goes beyond physical intimacy and relationship. Continue reading

Prenatal Exercises – Yoga During Pregnancy

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Best Yoga Exercises to Do While You Are Pregnant


Pregnancy is the most special time in the life of a woman. As she gets ready to experience motherhood, her body also experiences many changes. It becomes imperative for pregnant women to do some or other exercise. Most of the women choose to walk; the smart ones opt for Prenatal Yoga classes since the whole world has realized how beneficial the practice of yoga is to prepare your mind and body for labour and birth.
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Pound Stretcher: Free or Discounted Yoga Classes in London

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Leaving you fresh, strong, Zen-like and, let’s face it, smug, there are few better post-exercise feelings than a good yoga session. So you book to go again, and again, and before you know it you’re hooked. It becomes part of routine until suddenly you’ve run out of money to go again — or anything else for that matter — until next payday. Continue reading