Celebrate International Yoga Day with Talise Spa at Madinat Jumeirah
Special Sunset Yoga session to mark International Yoga Day on 21 June 2015
Dubai, 20 June 2015: The award-winning Talise Spa at Madinat Jumeirah is set to celebrate the ‘International Day of Yoga’ on Dubai’s longest stretch of private beach.
Celebrated for the first time on Sunday 21 June 2015, International Day of Yoga was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2014 with more than 175 countries co-sponsoring the resolution.
Talise Spa Yoga and Wellbeing Consultant Vijay Sharma, will lead a 75-minute sun salutation session on Madinat Jumeirah’s 2km long private beach on 21 June. The session will involve a graceful sequence of 100 postures performed as a continuous exercise in recognition of the sun’s power and energy.
Sithali pranayama (cooling breath) which is especially important during the Dubai heat. I also recommend Nadhi Sodahana pranayama (alternate nostril breathing) to balance the energy flow in the body.”
Sunset yoga and morning beach yoga provide a holistic experience against the soothing sound of the waves. Vijay says it’s important to let your body cool down afterwards and staying hydrated is key. “Water helps the kidneys flush out toxins, which benefits your overall health and can also give your skin a healthy glow,” he explains.
Outdoor yoga has become increasingly popular in Dubai over the past 12-18 months and Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah has increased outdoor classes to meet this demand. Starting from monthly Full Moon Yoga sessions (the first in Dubai when they were started nine years ago), Talise Spa has added sunset yoga and morning yoga sessions on Madinat Jumeirah’s private beach. The spa has also witnessed increased demand for weekend yoga retreats, which are hosted twice a year. To celebrate International Yoga Day on 21 June 2015 Talise Spa invites yoga enthusiasts to a special sunset yoga session that will include 100 sun salutations.
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About Madinat Jumeirah:
Set on a private beach, Madinat Jumeirah resort is an authentic recreation of ancient Arabia, capturing the natural beauty of the region. Madinat Jumeirah features two grand boutique hotels, Al Qasr and Mina A’Salam, accommodation in 29 traditional summer houses in Dar Al Masyaf, conference and banqueting facilities including two grand ballrooms, a 1000-seat amphitheatre and the region’s only dedicated entertainment centre and multi-purpose venue, Madinat Arena. The facilities are interconnected by 3km of waterways and landscaped gardens. The resort also provides extensive leisure and health facilities including Talise Spa and Talise Fitness, as well as Souk Madinat Jumeirah, a traditional retail and dining experience with 90 boutiques and restaurants showcasing the best of Arabia, including nightlife destination Pacha Ibiza Dubai. www.madinatjumeirah.com