Underwater Yoga at Atlantis The Palm
Yoga is widely recognized as a great form of exercise, helping enthusiasts and practitioners, or ‘Yogis’, achieve a sense of calmness, relieve stress or become physically fitter. The Atlantis resort on Palm Jumeirah is offering a special underwater Hatha Yoga class in their ‘The Lost Chambers Aquarium’ facility.
‘Hatha’ Yoga is a common type of Yoga, which involves the use physical yoga postures to bring peace to the mind and the body. The term Hatha means “force” in Sanskrit which refers to ‘forcing results to happen’. In Hatha Yoga, pranayama (breathing exercises) and asanas (postures) are combined to reach the objective of enhancing the mental stamina of the practitioner. Many people use it today to combat stress-related issues. Also, as one of the six branches of Yoga, Hatha Yoga is covered in almost all styles of modern-day yoga.
Themed off the mythical island, The Atlantis is one of the premier waterfront resorts in Dubai and one of the city's key architectural icons with its unique arched design. Located at the apex of the man-made island of Palm Jumeirah, this luxury five-star hotel comprises marvelous suites and world-class restaurants, including the renowned Ossiano, also located 'underwater'. It also hosts the award-winning and fun-filled Aquaventure Waterpark. For people looking to explore Dubai, Atlantis offers premium helicopter rides around the city.
This lavish resort is also home to the Ambassador Lagoon and The Lost Chambers Aquarium. More than 65,000 fish and over 250 fish species reside in these extraordinary aquariums. If you come in during a designated feeding time, you can witness the amazing sight of the sea creatures in all their glory. There is also a behind-the-scenes tour where you can visit the Fish Hospital and Nursery and learn how Atlantis cares for its animals. If you fancy taking a dip in the water and experiencing the marine life firsthand, you can do so with one of their many diving and snorkeling packages. Lit up by the beautiful azure-blue color of the water, the Lost Chambers Aquarium is the setting for a truly unparalleled yoga experience, surrounded by tranquil waters and the gently undulating forms of the various fish floating by.
This class is held weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8 to 9 am. Due to its immense popularity, you’ll need to make a booking in advance to get an available spot. The AED 125 (per person) fee for one session includes valet parking, bottled water, and yoga mats. Also, whether you’re a lifelong yoga practitioner or a just a beginner, it won’t matter as the class welcomes people of all fitness levels.
Aiming to “improve strength, flexibility, and balance”, this hour-long class could give you that early morning self-reflection session that you need.
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