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Full Moon Friday - 23 November 2018

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Dubai Internet City, Building 1

Dubai, Dubai

United Arab Emirates

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Join us for yoga and meditation as the full moon over the lake at Dubai internet city. Our first event of the season is sponsored by Total Yoga. Each class is designed to stimulate the opening of our anahata or heart chakra.

ANAHATA comes from the root word ANHAD (unstruck). In deep states of Meditation; Anhad Nad (sound) is heard emanating from the region at the centre of our chest. This is the primordial sound - not created by the striking of 2 things. In other words, this is the 'unstruck sound' - and hence that region is called ANAHATA Chakra. When Anahata is open and active - we feel a surge of LOVE and acceptance of People unconditionally as they truly are and so we call it the HEART Chakra!

Anahata (heart chakra) occupies a special place in the Yogic tradition. It's the mid-point among our Chakras: with equal Upward rising force balanced with equal Downward rising forces - and our choices in life are made based on which tendencies take control of us. Yoga is essentially a journey from Mooladhar (root) to Sahasraar (crown) Chakra and the corresponding states of consciousness and experiences in life.



3 - 4 pm ANAHATA flow
Purnima (full moon-inspired) heart-opening Vinyasa flow session

Based on *Chandra-Namaskaar (moon salutations), we've designed a Vinyasa flow choosing specific Asanas to harness the Full Moon Energy - beginning with heart-opening and leading to a deeply reflective state. Sufi music has been curated to enhance an open-hearted experience. Even the Meditation has been planned to bring about a specific heart opening effect.

*Chandra Namaskaars are slightly different from Sun salutations and are done speicifically in the evenings especially on Full Moon nights.

4.15 - 5.15 pm ANAHATA stillness
Chandra (moon-inspired) heart-opening Hatha Yoga session

Following our warm up we delve right into states of Stillness and Silence with a carefully curated selection of classic Asanas designed to balance all your Chakras. Exploring 'Sakshi bhav' or the Witness element is the focus of this session - through watching your Body in Asana, Breath in Pranayam and Mind in Meditation. Ancient Sanskrit Chants have been curated for this session to enhance the meditativeness of the entire experience.

5.20 - 6.00 pm ANAHATA silence
Anahata-inspired, heart-opening Chakra Meditation

Using the Visualizations and Beej Mantras (root chants) of each Chakra, we will explore states of Meditation as well as the Psychological states corresponding to the level of Individual consciousness, respective to each Chakra. The Meditaiton can be practised seated upright or as a Yoga Nidra (lying down) technique. Here, our focus is on all the Chakras and not only Anahata Chakra. Music from the Gongs is curated for this experience.

All our events support Karma yoga, the practise of giving or being of service to others. We suggest a minimum donation of AED 50. 100% of donations go to Al Jalila Foundation and their Ta'alouf programme to support parents of children with special needs. Learn more here.

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What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Parking is free or take the metro to stop Nakheel.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Bring your mat and a water bottle. We have mats for hire AED 25 if you forget.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

hello@yogafest.me

Can I update my registration information?

Yes.

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