What is Yoga (Vasiliki's thoughts)

What is Yoga? (Vasiliki's thoughts)

Yoga defines itself as a SCIENCE
-that is, as a practical, methodical, and systematic discipline or set of techniques that have a lofty goal of helping human beings to become aware of their deepest nature. The goal of seeking to experience this deepest potential is not part of a religious process, but an experiential science part of self-study.
Religions seek to define what we should believe, while a practical science such as meditation is based on the concrete experience of those teachers and yogis who have previously used these techniques to experience the deepest Self.
Yoga does not contradict or interfere with any religion, and may be practiced by everyone, whether themselves as agnostics or members of a particular faith.
Thought history, yogic techniques have been practiced in both the East and the West, so it would be an "error" to consider Yoga as an "Eastern import".
In fact, Yoga, with its powerful techniques for creating a sense of inner peace, harmony and clarity of mind, is absolutely relevant to the modern world - for both East and West.
Given the increasing pace and conflict present in modern life, with all its resulting stress, one could say that yoga has become an essential tool for survival, as well as for expanding the creativity and joy of our lives.
Yoga probably is the oldest science (7000 years), a complete method of exercises for the all body, including muscles, tendons, joints, bones and ligaments, breathing and concentrating techniques.

Yoga Is Not a Religion
Although Yoga presents detailed information and techniques regarding the ‘soul’, Yoga is not a religion. Yoga is a spiritual science. By learning this science, an individual understands the fundamentals of all religions. Yoga is a universal development system.
Yoga develops a human on the subjects of consciousness and soul, yet it is not a religion based on theology and rituals. There is no hierarchy or worshiping of a leader or a deity in Yoga. Yoga is a source of spiritual information. By acquiring this information, an individual comprehends the basic principles of all religions.
Yoga is a cultural and spiritual branch of knowledge that is open to all humans without regard of class, faith, color, race, gender and age. Perhaps the only essential quality necessary to begin Yoga is to accept the existence of the secret potentials of the human consciousness and to have the will to reach the summit of consciousness by practicing Yoga techniques.
The factor that differentiates Yoga from religions is its perspective on the body, mind and emotions. Religions perceive the body, mind and emotions as an obstruction on the path to enlightenment and as a means of sin. Whereas Yoga teaches that the body, mind and emotions are a part of the universal truth and how it can be used for humankind to develop, become enlightened and ascend.
When the body, mind and emotions are cleaned and filled with positive energy by means of Yoga techniques, the individual is naturally freed of negative desires, thoughts and actions. By using one’s free will in a positive manner and enhancing one’s self-confidence, a person takes on the responsibility of his/her destiny and is emancipated from the slavery of destiny.

To conclude: Yoga it is an integral, subjective Science. Its spiritual, mental or physical import cannot be separate from each other.
In Science of Yoga we have techniques for the physical body , techniques for the mental body, techniques for the emotional body and techniques for spiritual body, such as asana, pranayama, mundra, bandha, kriya, pratyahara, meditation etc.

Yoga its a complete Science of self- development and self-awareness and self-love. 馃檹馃馃挆

References: American Yoga Association, Coulter, 2001,Anatomy of Hatha Yoga, Dr. J.K. Thakur, Vasiliki Raja Nastou.

Yoga for athletes (100hr)

Anandamayee mantra with Vasiliki Raja

Yoga Therapy

V Raja Yoga School

The V Raja Yoga School are based in Cyprus and Greece and its the 1st and Yoga School in Cyprus, who is a member Yoga Therapy School from IAYT, International Association of Yoga Therapists


The director of V Raja Yoga school is Vasiliki Raja, a Yoga Therapist and Yoga Teacher (500 RYT)

Vasiliki Raja is Certified Yoga Therapist from IAYT in Greece and Cyprus.

For more info and details please check the website of the Organization or contact with us.

The V Raja Yoga School have authority to offer Yoga and Yoga Therapy Servises and to Organize Yoga Therapy Teacher Training Courses and Workshops and Seminars.

The 800 hr Yoga Therapy Course designed based on IAYT international standards

Marma Therapy Seminar (online)

Marma Therapy Seminar with Vasiliki Raja

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Τα σημε委α Marma Points μπορο蠉ν να μας βοηθ萎σουν να φ苇ρνουμε ζωτικ蠈τητα, εν苇ργεια και καλ萎 υγε委α στη ζω萎 μας.
Η θεραπε委α με Marma Points ε委ναι 苇να σημαντικ蠈 μ苇ρος της Ayurveda που βοηθ维 στη διατ萎ρηση της υγε委ας με τον καθαρισμ蠈 της μπλοκαρισμ苇νης εν苇ργειας.
Η θεραπε委α με Marma χρησιμοποιε委 107 σημε委α 萎 "π蠈ρτες" στο σ蠋μα και τη συνε委δηση. Το μυαλ蠈 θεωρε委ται το 108ο Marma Point.
Στη θεραπε委α Marma, γ委νεται πολ蠉 ελαφρ维 δι苇γερση των σημε委ων στο σ蠋μα. Αφαιρε委 τα μπλοκαρ委σματα απ蠈 τα σημε委α Marma δ委νοντας σωματικ萎 και ψυχολογικ萎 χαλ维ρωση και δ蠉ναμη. Αυτ萎 ε委ναι μια ισχυρ萎 διαδικασ委α και μια θεραπε委α που λειτουργε委 με αυτ维 τα λεπτ维 και ευα委σθητα ενεργειακ维 σημε委α για να ανο委ξει τα ενεργειακ维 καν维λια στο σ蠋μα ονομ维ζεται srothas.
Οι θεραπε委ες Marma ε委ναι βαθι维 και λειτουργο蠉ν σε πολλ维 επ委πεδα - σωματικ苇ς, συναισθηματικ苇ς, νοητικ苇ς και πνευματικ苇ς και μπορο蠉ν να δημιουργ萎σουν υπ苇ροχες αλλαγ苇ς στο σ蠋μα.
Κατ维 τη δι维ρκεια του Σεμιναρ委ου θα μ维θουμε 10 βασικ维 σημε委α Marma.
Το σεμιν维ριο θα ε委ναι σε απευθε委ας σ蠉νδεση σε μορφ萎 Webinar.
Namaste my dear friends
The Marma Points can help us to bring vitality, energy and good health in our life.
Marma therapy is an important part of Ayurveda that helps to maintain health by cleansing blocked energy.
Marma therapy utilizes 107 points or “doorways” into the body and consciousness. The mind is considered as the 108th marma.
In Marma therapy, a very light stimulation of points on the body is done. It removes blockages from the marma points giving physical and psychological relaxation and strength. This is a powerful process and a therapy that works with these subtle and sensitive energy points to open the energy channels in the body are called srothas.
Marma therapies are profound and work at many levels - physical, emotional, mental and spiritual and can create dramatic shifts in the body.
During our Seminar we will learn 10 basic Marma Points
The seminar will be Online at the form on Webinar.
For more info please do not hesitate to contact with me.
Thank you

Yoga for Babies (3 - 12 months)

Yoga for babies with Vasiliki Raja

"The moment a child is born

A babe make love stronger"

Yoga for babies (3 - 12 months) with Vasiliki Raja (certified Yoga Therapist from IAYT)

Now available in Greece

For more info, feel free to contact with us

Yoga Therapy with Vasiliki Raja

Yoga Therapy by Vasiliki Raja

 Yoga Therapy involves employing a variety of yoga practices in order to improve a healthy condition or to make more easy a natural process such as pregnancy or menopause.

Yoga Therapy is an inherently holistic approach, simultaneously working on the body, mind and spirit. Various Yoga practices systematically strengthen different systems in the body, including the heart and cardiovascular system, the lugs and the nervous system. 

Studies suggest, for example, that Yoga Therapy can lessen the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments for people with cancer and facilitate faster recovery after bypass surgery. In clinical trials, many patients with asthma, type II diabetes (formerly known as adult-onset diabetes), or high blood pressure who began a regular practice of yoga were able to either lower their drug dosage, or eliminate some pills entirely. Less medication means fewer side effects, and, sometimes, very substantial cost savings.

One Step at a Time

While yoga is strong medicine, in general it is slow medicine. The key to successful Yoga Therapy is an incremental approach, which tends to be safer and more effective than more aggressive strategies. It is best to begin yoga [therapy] as medicine slowly and ramp up the intensity and duration of practice only as circumstances allow. For some students, particularly those with serious medical problems, therapeutic yoga might begin with only a posture or two, or a single breathing technique, until the student is ready for more.

Vasiliki Raja is a Certified Yoga Therapist from International Assocciation of Yoga Therapists and the Founder of V Raja Yoga School.

Yoga Therapy for anaemia, insomnia, arthritis, bronchitis, asthma, costipation, headaches, migraine, stress, coronary heart diseases, diabetes, excaustion (tiredness), piles, jaundice, hypertension, depression, low blood pressure, obesity (overweight), anxiety, nervousness etc.

For more info please do not hesitate to contact with us



"I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul." ~ by Rumi

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