Sumit Manav: it’s a whole lifestyle, not just yoga

Classes at one of his four Lifestyle Yoga studios in Dubai are an entirely ­different experience than many of the city’s enthusiasts might be used to. It’s hard to believe there is anyone else based in the UAE with more experience and knowledge in teaching yoga than Sumit Manav.

Find your chi

If you’re suffering from a bout of cabin fever this summer, it might be time to pull out the yoga mat.

An hour of brisk exercise and meditation every day during summer can help in burning calories faster and rejuvenate the body and mind, says leading yoga master Sumit Manav, founder of Lifestyle Yoga, a new concept in everyday fitness.

Energize your body with water and stretch

With over 9 million people and thousands of tourists moving around the UAE daily, life can be very stressful in this young but rich country in the Middle East, especially in the global city of Dubai.

For many overseas Filipino workers, work means standing up or sitting for over 10 hours every day in different stores in malls and souqs or serving customers food and beverages. Add to that is the exhilarating commute between work and home that may take hours.


New Year offers everyone an excuse to start afresh. Every week, Sumit Manav of Lifestyle Yoga ( will bring you a series of yoga postures to practise at home.

Sun salutation or Surya Namaskar: Many people in the West look for the best exercise routine to help them stay in shape. Here is something that has been around for thousands of years and has withstood the test of time. It strengthens the body, circulation, the breathing, and keeps the body limber and in shape. And you can have this completely free of charge, without a fitness coach, by simply following these instructions.

Stretch your way to health

You may find yourself quite bent in these classes, but mimicking a pretzel is a small price to pay for a healthy body, wouldn’t you say?

Yoga, a 5,000-year-old Indian method of exercise, aims at regulating your endocrine and nervous systems. It uses techniques of breathing and movement, which if done right would make a ballerina blush at the elegant contortions.

Work it at the gym to twerk it at the club

The annual survey, conducted by the Dubai-based Lifestyle Yoga, polled more than 1,500 people across the UAE and found that the younger respondents were becoming increasingly conscious of the importance of a well-balanced diet and exercise to ensure all-round fitness.

The survey is conducted every year by Lifestyle Yoga through its online and offline channels.

Can yoga improve your asthma symptoms?

Performing yogic asanas or postures can improve mild to moderate asthma, says a 2012 study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

Yoga can help to improve air flow through the lungs and raise muscle efficiency, so less oxygen is used for the same amount of work. Over time, this reduces demands on the lungs, possibly making asthma attacks less frequent and less severe.

Revolved Head-of-Knee Pose (ParivrttaJanuSirsasana)

This is a deep, seated twist that stretches the whole body, and strengthens your legs and core. It’s a powerful variation of the forward fold, Head-of-Knee Pose (JanuSirsasana), that deepens the stretch to the hamstrings and spine, while providing all of the benefits of a spinal twist.

ShofiMafi focus on the important events in Dubai

Sumit Manav, Founder of Dubai Lifestyle Yoga said about this survey,” Dubai has a very stressful lifestyle, people are under a lot of pressure because of their office work. So what basically happens is, when you go through so much stress, your body goes through a lot of issues, this is also known as psychosomatic disease which comes from your mind towards your body.

Quite a stretch

Try yoga for an easy way to drop your sugar levels and get healthy

WE SUGGEST A few yoga poses to alleviate the symptoms of diabetes and/or to improve your overall health.

The poses shown here are performed by Sumit Manav from Lifestyle Yoga (, which is based in Dubai.

More youngsters turning to fitness workouts now: Research

Over 36 per cent of the respondents comprised young working adults of different nationalities in the age group of 21 to 30 years.

Young residents across the UAE are increasingly turning to high-intensity fitness workouts such as yoga, Pilates and Zumba to de-stress and rejuvenate themselves after a hard day’s work, according to new research released this week.

Good News For Abu Dhabi’S Fitness Buffs

Fitness enthusiasts in Abu Dhabi will now be able to discover the rejuvenating power of yoga on the mind and body with the help of the most advanced yoga workouts designed to eliminate stress and lifestyle-related health problems.

The initiative is part of Lifestyle Yoga’s ambition to spread the benefits of Yoga to as many people as possible and in line with Khalidiyah Mall’s determination to introduce innovative community-friendly initiatives.

Chakrasana (Wheel Pose)

IN SANSKRIT, THE word Chakra means wheel.

This asana is namedChakrasana because the entire body is shaped like a wheel while practicing it. It is also known as UrdhvaDhanur asana where Urdhva stands for “upright” or “elevated” while Dhanur means “bow”.

Good News For Abu Dhabi’s Fitness Buffs

Khalidiyah Mall And Lifestyle Yoga Partner To Launch Free Yoga Classes In Capital From September 18th

Fitness enthusiasts in Abu Dhabi will now be able to discover the rejuvenating power of yoga on the mind and body with the help of the most advanced yoga workouts designed to eliminate stress and lifestyle-related health problems.


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