LANGKAWI, Malaysia - Yoga in an excellent workout and is gaining popularity globally particularly amongst the working class in cities. Many flock to yoga studios hoping to find some ease from the stress. However, to reap the maximum benefits of the yogic practice, it is best to be in the outdoor.
V Integrated Wellness in The Andaman Langkawi is now offering outdoor yoga conducted by Nepali-born Yoga Master- Ekraj Gajurel whose high-profile pupils former students includes musical icon Sting and former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen.
Utilising the abundant outdoor space surrounded by the lush Rainforests and Beach, complimentary yoga session are held at sunrise weekly for guests. “In this environment, one is able to take in fresh air for stable supply of oxygen” says Ekraj adding that negative ions in the fresh air surrounded by plants and flowing water also has many benefits to build the immune system, improve metabolism and increase serotonin levels in the brain.
Being in the sunlight is beneficial to the body. Hence “Suria Namaskaar” which is a Sun salutation forms the fundamentals of Yoga. Studies that prove high levels of vitamin D from sunlight can decrease the risk of one getting multiple sclerosis (MS), SAD (seasonal affective disorder) and many other medical conditions.
Other benefits outdoor yoga especially on the beach include strengthening of the secondary muscles the uneven surface helps to builds the muscles in your feet, hips, knees and shoulder joints while the sound of waves and smells of nature deepens the asanas
Whatever your reason for wanting to try yoga on the beach, give it a try