The first ‘underwater’ yoga class in Dubai opens at Atlantis, The Palm

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Set against the mesmerising tranquility of the Ambassador Lagoon, underwater yoga in The Lost Chambers Aquarium is now available every Tuesday and Friday morning at Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai.

A first of its kind in the region, underwater yoga is the perfect way to kickstart a weekend, with a one-hour yoga class costing AED120 which includes a yoga mat, valet parking and a bottle of water. Hosting no more than 20 guests, the additional class has been introduced due to the high demand of the increasingly popular activity.

Surrounded by 65,000 sea creatures, guests will have the opportunity to rejuvenate and restore in a unique aquatic surrounding practising Hatha Yoga, a discipline that helps bring peace to the mind and body. The class is open to all different levels and aims to improve strength, flexibility and balance, involving beautiful, calming sequence of postures, breathing exercises and relaxation of body tension.

A study released by researchers from the National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth University and the University of Exeter has shown that contemplating fish in an aquarium has an effect in reducing levels of stress and anxiety and provides health benefits including lowering blood pressure.

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