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Swiss bank UBS published its 2018 ’Prices and Earnings’ report that rank Dubai sixth out of 77 cities surveyed, with an average of 2,323 hours worked per year.
Life is really fast here and hectic as well, making a balance between your work and fitness is an art, various Fitness classes in Dubai are providing this facility in the form of performing art like dancing, gymnastics, indoor sports, and yoga. Ric Banks Fitness classes is one such academy providing Ashtanga Yoga in Dubai.

About Ashtanga Yoga

The actual meaning of Ashtanga yoga is ‘eight-limbed path’. Developed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and T. Krishnamacharya in the 20th century, this yoga includes movement of the body with breath in a dynamic and synchronized way. As said by Patanjali, the path of internal purification for revealing the Universal Self consists of the following eight spiritual practices,

Ashtanga Yoga

Yama- [moral codes]
Niyama- [self-purification and study]
Asana- [posture]
Pranayama- [breath control]
Pratyahara- [sense control]
Dharana- [concentration]
Dhyana- [meditation]
Samadhi- [absorption into the Universal]

Why Ashtanga Yoga

Working long hours on a desk or due to bad posture practices, back pain is the second most common reason for medical visits. First two practices Yama and Niyama are for controlling the mind while Asana includes various physical exercise which involves movements of most of the body parts and joints to tone your body, giving you core strength and increasing your flexibility.
Practicing Asanas and Pranayama not only improve postures but also involving your lungs to function more and to increase blood circulation in the whole body. For each movement, there is only one breath. This yoga is a combination of three levels of purification the mind, the nervous system, and the body. Being in Dubai Ashtanga Yoga could be one of the best fitness activity one should get enrolled in.

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