In today’s fast-paced world, our lifestyle hampers our body’s well-being by accumulating toxins. This results in creation of stress, diseases and illnesses, which deteriorates one’s health.
This is where the true essence of Yoga comes into effect and has proven to be important for our body and mind.
Yoga is not a religion. It is a way of living with the aim that ‘a healthy mind is a healthy body’. The art of practicing Yoga helps in controlling an individual’s mind, body and soul. It brings together physical and mental discipline to achieve that state. It helps manage stress and anxiety, thereby keeping you relaxed and assists with increasing your body flexibility, muscle strength and body tone.
Lifestyle Yoga – the brain child of Indian Yoga Master Sumit Manav – helps to you achieve this healthy lifestyle.
Located across various locations in the UAE, Lifestyle Yoga is unique in many ways due to the style of our teaching which helps to make your life healthier and more content.
By guiding individuals to adopt the ‘Yogi’ lifestyle, the aim is to transform one’s self with holistic healing through the art of traditional Yoga, thereby making the world healthier and happier.
Lifestyle Yoga aims to take you on a beautiful journey of self-discovery, which will help you gain a better balance and control in your life by overcoming limitations of your mind, body, and heart.
- Modern Yoga Studio that is deep-cleaned at least twice a day
- Fresh towel
- Yoga Mat (although we recommend that you bring your own for hygiene reasons)
- Waiting Area
- Shower & Changing room
- Valet Parking
Yoga is essentially based on the seven-chakra system that lie along the spine, from the base to the crown of the head, and each of these chakra points is responsible for the organs and gland’s healthiness in its region. The chakras are not only responsible for the organs and glands, but this extends and contributes to our personality traits and characteristics. Of these seven chakras, one of the most important and fascinating is the Ajna Chakra or Third Eye.
Root Chakra or Muladhara is the centre of stability, security, and our basic needs. It encompasses the first three vertebrae, the bladder, and the colon. When Root chakra is open, we feel safe and fearless.
Sacral Chakra is our creativity and sexual center. It is located above the pubic bone, below the navel, and is responsible for our creative expression.
Solar plexus or Manipur Chakra means lustrous gem and it’s the area from the navel to the breastbone. The third Chakra is our source of personal power and fire element for digestive function.
Heart or Anahata Chakra is at the middle of the seven and unites the lower Chakras of matter and the upper chakras of spirit. The Anahata is also spiritual but serves as a bridge between our body, mind, emotions, and spirit. The Heart Chakra is our source of love and connection.
This is the fifth Chakra, located in the area of the throat. This is our source of verbal expression and the ability to speak our highest truth. The fifth Chakra includes the neck, thyroid, and parathyroid glands, jaw, mouth, and tongue.
The Ajna Chakra is located in between the eyebrows. It is also referred to as the “Third Eye” Chakra. Ajna is our center of intuition. We all have a sense of intuition, but we may not listen to it or heed its warnings. Focus on opening the sixth chakra will help you hone this ability.
Crown or Sahaswara or the “thousand petal lotus” chakra is located at the crown of the head. This is the chakra for enlightenment and spiritual connection to our higher selves, others, and ultimately, to the divine. It is located at the crown of the head.
Sumit Kumar Manav was born in a small town called Baghpat in Northern India. His quest for Yoga took him to the Himalayas, home of pure yoga. It was during this journey that he discovered the science of Yoga, a way to human consciousness and overall well-being.
Sumit has studied this science at some of the best Yoga institutes, firstly at the much-acclaimed Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan in New Delhi, and later in Nagpur (India), where he graduated in Yoga and Sports Sciences.
Yearning for more knowledge and with his mother’s determined guidance, this took Sumit to Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya in the Himalayas, one of the best traditional Yoga schools in India. He completed his Post Graduation in Yoga and human consciousness here.
He also trained under BKS Iyengar in Pune, where he learnt and practiced Iyengar Yoga and Osho dynamic meditations for the next two years.