YOGA SHOULD BE ACCESSIBLE TO ALL, REGARDLESS OF AGE, ABILITY OR INCOME – THAT’S THE MESSAGE FROM DUBAI’S NEWEST YOGA STUDIO, KINTSUGI – THE ONLY STUDIO IN THE CITY WITH A HIMALAYAN SALT ROOM, OFFERING A RANGE OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS BENEFITS.
Kintsugi” is the ancient traditional Japanese art of repairing broken pottery. “Kin” means gold, and “Tsugi” is “Joinery”. The studio is built on the concepts behind this Japanese art where broken ceramic ware is lined with gold to make it look more beautiful. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. Inspired by this Japanese ideology of embracing flaws, this Japanese themed Yoga Studio is a space where vulnerabilities are celebrated, and imperfection is appreciated and even seen as beautiful. It is home to people who would like to “fix” themselves using yoga, meditation and mindfulness. It is a space to heal, let go and truly rejuvenate and relax through acceptance. As the only yoga studio with a Himalayan Salt Room, we offer the ancient, natural healing technique of Salt Therapy (also known as HaloTherapy).
THE ZEN SALT ROOM
The uniquely designed & handcrafted salt room is constructed from natural pink Himalayan Salt and is modelled after the caves that have been in existence for hundreds of years. The rock salt is derived from evaporated ancient lakes and seas and sourced from deep underground caverns.
The room has entire walls built from Pink Himalayan salt bricks. They also have a Halo-generator, a device that grinds and gently disperses pharmaceutical grade salt particles into the air for effortless absorption. You can also sit down or lie down and meditate on the loose salt beds. This uniquely controlled micro climate helps people to reach supreme relaxation and let the Himalayan salt work its magic. While practicing yoga, our breath deepens and allows the salt air to penetrate even deeper into your lungs. The cleansing property of salt enhances lung function and stamina. They offer group yoga, meditation and one-on-one sessions in this Himalayan salt room. There are breathing technique workshops, and the chance to de-stress unlike anywhere else in our busy city.
They have a variety of classes in this room including gentle salt flow, hatha heal and a variety of meditation practices. The sound healing workshops are especially popular in the Salt Room. The “Zen” Salt Room is a therapeutic and healing space. All classes here are gentle classes. In this room, we get the benefits of Salt Therapy and Yoga together.
Through the years, salt has always been known for its healing properties. Salt Therapy uses the anti-bacterial and antiinflammatory properties of salt to cleanse our system. The ancient and therapeutic practice of Salt therapy is natural treatment. Salt therapy can help with overall general health, stress relief, healthier skin, sounder sleep, improved physical fitness, conditioning for athletes and overall wellness.
This holistic, natural therapy has numerous positive effects, including a marked improvement in breathing ailments – so there’s a natural fit with yoga practice, where correct and full breathing is vital to good practice.
A FEW KNOWN BENEFITS OF HIMALAYAN SALT THERAPY INCLUDE:
• DETOXIFIES THE BODY BY BALANCING SYSTEMIC PH
• ENHANCES THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
• INCREASES ENERGY & ALERTNESS
• INCREASES CONCENTRATION
• REDUCES ASTHMA AND ALLERGIES
• REDUCES HEADACHES
• HEALS SKIN CONDITIONS
• REDUCES MUSCLE CRAMPS
• IMPROVES HYDRATION BY PROVIDING TRACE MINERALS
• SUPPORTS HORMONE BALANCE
• HELPS WITH WEIGHT LOSS BY IMPROVING ENERGY
• BALANCES BLOOD PRESSURE
BELOW ARE SOME OF THE CONDITIONS THAT ARE KNOWN TO GET BETTER WITH SALT THERAPY:
ASTHMA, CHRONIC BRONCHITIS, SINUSITIS, CYSTIC FIBROSIS, EAR INFECTIONS, SMOKER’S COUGH, ALLERGIC RHINOPATHY OR HAY FEVER, COPD (CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE), VIRAL INFECTIONS, VARIOUS ACUTE OR CHRONIC RESPIRATORY DISEASES, COUGHS AND COLDS, CHRONIC EAR-NOSE-THROAT ILLNESSES, SALT HAS SUCH INCREDIBLE, NATURAL, RESTORATIVE PROPERTIES.
OFFER FOR YOGALIFE READERS
It is the season for new resolutions and perhaps the best resolution is to get in touch with yourself. Why not bring in 2019 with some yoga and meditation – and let it be your year of transformation? If you’d like to try a Yoga or meditation class in the Salt Room, book a FREE trial class today, by calling the Kintsugi Yoga Studio hotline on 800 54687844 quoting the reference YogaLife2019 3702 Aspect Tower, Executive Towers, 37th Floor, Business Bay, Dubai.spiritual development practices to train the body and mind to selfobserve and become aware of your own nature. Let the purpose of 2019 be to cultivate discernment, awareness, self-regulation and higher consciousness within ourselves through yoga and meditation.
Besides the classes in the Salt room, Kintsugi Yoga studio offers multiple traditional and classical styles of yoga. This includes classical Ashtanga, Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa and traditional Sivananda style. They also have traditional Pranayama, YogaNidra, Shat-karma, Kundalini Sadhana and other Dhyana (meditation) practices. Fun fusion classes like Swing Yoga, Acro- Yoga, Dance Yoga, Hula Hoop meditation and specialist classes for pregnant ladies, children, the elderly and families are also available.
Anjaan is a Yogi, Martial Artiste, mindfulness coach and healer. He was born into a family of Vedic scholars and was surrounded by the world of Yoga, Tantra and meditation from a very young age. For the last decade he has been training in various forms of esoteric practices including Pranic healing, transcendental meditation, Thai Yoga massage, Japanese acupuncture therapy. He is also a 3rd degree Reiki Master and Kundalini Shakti hands massage therapist. Anjaan is also a certified 10th Dan instructor in the Japanese martial arts of Ninjutsu and offers private & group classes. He is also a facilitator of “Zazen” – Japanese form of seated meditation.
His love for Japan combined with his yogic upbringing and his knowledge of marketing made it the perfect offering to be involved with the Japanese themed Yoga Studio in Business Bay – “Kintsugi”. He takes care of all operations at the studio and also conducts workshops.