Our Philosophy

Within all of us is an Inner Yogi. A wisened Self, this is where our intuition comes from. Our Philosophy at Real Yogi is to reconnect you to your Inner Yogi.  Thousands of years of Research and Development created this as Real Yoga and here it is delivered by Mike, with his decades of experience as a therapist, Buddhist and Yoga Acharya. 

God of war yoga pose

Every session has the complete set of Patanjalis eightfold path so you will learn:

  1. Mastery of Outer Conduct  
  2. Mastery of Inner Conduct
  3. Mastery of Physical Body
  4. Mastery of Energy Body
  5. Mastery of Sensory Body
  6. Mastery of Attention
  7. Mastery of Absorbtion
  8. Mastery of Integration

Yoga is comprised of Asanas (physical postures) and a philosophy that offers tools for seeing the truth and achieving happiness. Yoga’s philosophy remains fairly consistent across different disciplines.

The yoga Asanas come in different forms, from which different benefits can be derived. At Real Yogi we teach the full spectrum of Raja / Hatha Yoga.

Raja Yoga is both the goal of yoga and the method of attaining that goal. It is the understanding and delivery of Patanjalis eightfold path. Hatha Yoga involves postures that are held and pulsed and were designed over thousands of years to reinstall health. We learn a pose, pulsing the Prana and building the fire in Hatha or feeling the flow of Vinyasa. With our awareness of Kundalini we see that nerve centers in the body have become inactive through blockage and that this leads to poor health. Real Yoga dissolves this blockage , turning the lights on in the ‘dark spaces’ in the body and lighting up our Spine.. 

Yoga class in southamptonYoga is growing in popularity. Research has shown it can help people afflicted with conditions such as back pain, multiple sclerosis, insomnia, cancer, heart disease and tuberculosis. Among its many beneficial effects, yoga has been shown to increase strength, flexibility and balance, enhance immune functions, lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels, and improve overall psychological well-being. As a by-product it reduces stress.

The slow and systematic breathing associated with meditation can help people relax. Research from Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation in Bangalore, India, shows how the deep relaxation in yoga helps people overcome stress.

People who practice yoga tend to eat better, cut back on caffeine or alcohol consumption, and spend more time outdoors. Once people become more sensitive to the effects of different yoga positions on the body and mind, they become increasingly enthusiastic about it. This is Mikes personal experience too.  

Yoga is perhaps the only activity that massages all the internal glands and organs of the body thoroughly — including the prostate.  The Energy Centres known as Chakras actually correspond to the glands in our Endocrine System. Yoga increases the lubrication between joints, ligaments and tendons. Rigid parts of the body become flexible. By gently stretching muscles and joints, as well as massaging various organs, yoga ensures optimum blood supply to various parts of the body and helps flush out toxins.

 Yoga not only reduces stress, it strengthens the immune system. One study of 68 breast cancer patients found that those who practiced yoga had less anxiety and depression than those who did not and DNA damage from radiotherapy was  less with the yoga group.

Yoga helps to control problems like long-lasting back pain, depression, diabetes, epilepsy, heart disease; lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure; reduce stress and hormonal disorders; and heal lung diseases, irritable bowel syndrome, migraine headaches.