The philosophy of yoga dates back thousands of years ago and was designed as a way to gain spiritual enlightenment but modern day yoga has gained popularity in the world due to its effectiveness in healing the body and the mind. Yoga is known as a stress antidote and yoga practitioners have consistently reported having more feelings of happiness, lower levels of stress and general well being. And that is because focusing on the breath and body postures acts as a form of meditation.
The word in itself yoga means ‘to join or to come together’. It brings a human body and mind together, and is built on three main foundations – meditation, breathing and exercise. The practice of yoga also encourages commitment, dedication, effort, thoroughness, intelligence and accuracy – qualities which are highly valued in our modern day workplace.
Yoga exercises are also designed to put pressure on the glandular systems of our body which increases body’s efficiency and total health. The two systems, breathing and exercise, prepare the body and mind for meditation, with an approach that allows silence and healing from everyday stress. Yoga can become a powerful and sophisticated discipline for achieving physical, mental and emotional well being if practiced consistently.
Here at Anassa, we have designed our yoga classes to fit all types of people and age. Our Yoga studio in Dubai is a peaceful space designed to meet all your needs for calmness. Our Yoga classes in Dubai offer a range of classes that are perfect for both; beginner to the most advanced yogis. Try our yoga classes in Dubai and feel calmer, clearer and ‘in flow’ all day.
A Yin yoga class usually consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body – the hips, pelvis, inner thighs and, lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues. The poses are held for up to five minutes, sometimes longer. Yin yoga is for you if you are tired and craving energy or you’re over-stimulated and have too much energy; if your mind is overactive or your energy levels erratic. Yin yoga stretches and targets both the deep connective tissues between the muscles, and the fascia throughout the body. The aim is to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility as the poses stretch and exercise the bone and joint areas. It also helps us to regulate the body’s flow of energy.
Hatha yoga refers to a set of asanas (traditional yoga postures) designed to align your skin, muscles, and bones. The postures are also designed to open the many channels of the body – especially the spine – so that energy can flow freely. Hatha yoga is a powerful tool for self-transformation. It asks us to bring our attention to our breath, which helps us to still the fluctuations of the mind and be more present in the unfolding of each moment.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Dynamic and creatively sequenced vinyasa classes bring together gracefully fluid movements along with slightly more challenging postures and transitions. Expect to breathe, build strength, flexibility, balance, invert, play, focus, release and be more present.
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Originally was known as Yoga for Dancers, it is a unique system of exercise that incorporates movement principles from yoga, dance, Tai chi, gymnastics and swimming. Although yoga may be more popular due to its long history, Gyrokinesis offers the best of both worlds; the relaxation and flexibility that yoga offers along with improved strength of pilates from head to toe.
If you have never heard of Gyrokinesis, that’s because it was invented much later than yoga and pilates but it is rapidly gaining popularity as a complete fitness system. If you want to see the Gyrokinesis in action, please watch the video in our Video Gallery