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Raja Flow Yoga® has evolved out of a long process of study, research and experience in the endeavour to use Yoga in a way that is effectively intelligent, safe and fun.

In this system, Yoga is filtered through a precision lens and delivered through a unique, multi-layered technique.


Raja refers to the focused intention of a king to guide people into greatness, which is inherent in every practice.

Flow refers to the stream of consciousness that is tangibly manifested by practitioners through distinct pathways used in this system to create a practice.


Expectations...

There is so much we can do with our bodies and psyches that it’s unrealistic to expect we can achieve everything in a single practice.

It’s also typical of the Western mentality to believe that we only have 60 minutes to ‘fix’ ourselves and we must do as much as we can with this specific time of the day.

This popular approach to Yoga can actually be quite unhealthy; we convince ourselves that we’re looking after our health and wellness whilst we are most likely doing the opposite.


Going for the obvious feeling?

A lot of things commonly done in Yoga feel great and we tend to believe that we must be doing something good; however, there are countless beneficial elements of a Yoga practice that don’t necessarily trigger that great feeling we identify as good - they simply feel neutral. If you were asked to choose between a practice that feels great during every moment but ultimately damages your body and distorts your psyche (whether you’re aware of it or not), or a practice during which you’ll feel both neutral and great (just not during every moment ) and truly increases your physical and mental health levels, which would it be?

This system employs correct biomechanics, functional alignment and sentient breathing: the practices delivered will feel consequently different from mainstream yoga, and so will be the effects of the practices.


Yoga is good for you. Is Yoga good for you?

Anything can be done very well, mediocrely or simply badly.

‘Yoga is good for you’ is not a truthful statement.

Good Yoga is good for you - bad Yoga isn’t.

Raja Flow Yoga® is a refined system which acknowledges these truths and works with very specific practices. A standard class only combines elements that correctly work well together to complement each other and to make sense within that particular class. What is not done in one session will be done in another.

Besides the traditional Yoga material (strictly approached in a beneficial way), there are signature Raja Flow Yoga® poses, transitions, several vinyasa patterns (short, precise flows to link asanas) and anatomical movements that do result in improved physical and mental health.


Quality, not quantity.

Every practice we do is a journey and has a destination.  The sequences are varied and depending on the aim, involve a selection of postures, a way of breathing and a defined movement focus. The consistent integration of Yoga Anatomy principles into the system lends a unique therapeutic edge.

In this system, there are 5 routes that provide structure for and define the nature of every single practice. Each of the 5 routes opens us up to a number of possibilities, so two practices of the same route might ‘look’ similar as wells as rather different.

This ‘modus operandi’ allows us to ultimately enjoy the benefits of Yoga in the most comprehensive way.


Five ways to the secret nectar.

The 3 luminous routes are moderate to high intensity and very specific in their anatomical cut, briefly described here:

    L1 opens the back body, tones different areas of the core and

        addresses the branch of the nervous system responsible for
        balance in the body systems, helping to restore peace;

    L2 opens the front and strengthens the lower body, tones the
        back, energises the body systems and encourages freedom
        of expression;

    L3 works with streams of awareness moving into and out of the

        core, very energising, helps with vitality levels, motivation and
        the general state of health of our body-mind.


The 2 gleaming routes are low to moderate intensity and focus on much more subtle elements than the obvious muscles:

    G1 is a slower flowing practice where the emphasis shifts from

        the gross physical actions to a more subtle effect of prana
        (life force), very effective for treating short-term stress;

    G2 is a slow, sublime practice that deeply opens the body,
        quiets emotions down and works as a potent antidote to
        chronic stress. 

Utilising this methodical approach of practising 5 specific routes alternately allows us to truly nurture our bodies and minds.


Why?

The answer is simple: it is not possible to truly work through all the layers of the body and mind in one single session, especially if the practice is of a repetitive nature, which is an approach found in many systems.
Whilst we might like some practices more than others, all should be practised with equal dedication. In order to work correctly, yoga requires patience and time - that's the way it's always been.


In a nutshell.

Raja Flow Yoga® is an intelligent and creative system, which uses simple movements woven into more complex choreographies but ultimately endeavours to use Yoga as a healing practice.

In a time where everything is moving so fast and is fragmented to the detriment of our own lives, Raja Flow Yoga® invites practitioners to step away from this to embark on a beautiful and profound adventure. For practitioners from other Yoga backgrounds, it is best approached with no expectations and an open mind, as it will necessarily involve some re-wiring of the brain.

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