Sunday, November 2, 2014

Art of Living Announces Yogathon 2014

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The Art of Living UAE announced Saturday that it will be hosting its annual challenge, ‘Yogathon 2014’ on Nov.7 at Dome@Rawdhat (Manchester United Soccer Schools), Airport Road in Abu Dhabi between 4-6 pm.

Yogathon is part of the “Yoga for Health” festival initiated by the Art of Living UAE.

The event will be held all over the UAE and will witness widespread participation from all strata of society.

“A realistic approach to manage stress and related ailments through yoga to maintain physical and mental health among adults and children is gaining ground in Abu Dhabi,” says Nithya Raghavan, a volunteer for the Art of Living Foundation.

The Art of Living Foundation is an organisation that helps the public to cope with stress and increasing pressures in life to make them live life to the fullest potential through yoga, meditation, breathing, life style modification and wisdom.

“The 12-posture sequence yoga “Sun Salutations” can be practised by all age groups and is the perfect way to embrace the fact, Good health adds life to years,” Raghavan adds.

With the ongoing practice sessions for the event happening from 7.30 pm-8.30 pm at Formal Park in Corniche, participants get to learn a yoga sequence that will help them enhance their health and wellbeing and experience the happiness and serenity.

Moreover, the practice of 12-posture yoga sequence “Sun Salutations” has many benefits: It improves posture, flexibility, balance, stability of mind.

It also enhances concentration, perception and intuition; it burns excess calories and tones the body.

Raghavan continued that it helps one look young through better cell rejuvenation, is an excellent alternative to caffeine and other stimulants and calms the mind and helps get better sleep, according to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the founder of the organisation.

Yogathon is a free event organised in effort to create a healthy, happy and peaceful world. The training sessions are being organised at various locations around the UAE.

Individuals who wish to participate in Yogathon 2014 will be trained for free. Participants from Abu Dhabi can register online at for Yogathon 2014.

In addition, the “Gold Certificate” will be awarded to those who complete 54 rounds (108 sets) of the sequence and all participants will be awarded “The Spirit of Yoga Certificate”.

The foundation in Abu Dhabi hosts different types of programmes to cater to the needs of different age categories like the health and happiness programme for those in the age category of 18 years and above.

Art of Living started this event in 2012 in UAE and more than 3000 people had taken part in the event in 2012 and 2013 in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah in three different venues. Various schools and organisations conducted this event in their premises on the same day and Art of Living had distributed certificates to them.

Source: Gulf Today

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