Indian consulate to host yoga event in Dubai this Friday

Indian consulate to host yoga event in Dubai this Friday

Dubai - The event is open to all nationalities, but non-Indian nationals will have to pre-register.

By Staff Reporter

Published: Tue 8 Aug 2017, 5:22 PM

Last updated: Wed 9 Aug 2017, 8:54 AM

The Consulate General of India in Dubai will host a yoga event this Friday evening aimed at highlighting the spiritual and physical benefits of Sahaja Yoga, a unique form of meditation based on self-realisation.

Sahaja Yoga was developed by Smt. Mataji Nirmala Devi in 1970. Since then, it has spread around the world, with many practitioners calling the UAE home.

"The idea behind the event is that in this region and across the world, we do these events very regularly to help people understand Sahaja Yoga meditation," an event organiser told Khaleej Times.

"Across the world and here in the UAE, people have been really receptive to having (such a) programme. We reached out to the Indian consulate and they gave us the venue. The science of the whole method resonates well with Indian citizens. So there is a great deal of response from the Indian community."

Friday's event is open to all and free for life. Non-Indian nationals, however, will have to pre-register by sending their name and identification documents to

Additionally, a follow-on event open to all nationalities -- without the need for pre-registration -- will be held on Saturday at the Sindhi Ceremonial Hall in Bur Dubai, which is located near the Al Fahidi Market.

According to the event's organisers, Sahaja Yoga "is a scientific and simple method of bringing focus within ourselves."

"We become grounded, as our heart blooms within this new dimension of awareness that spreads light of knowledge within us," the organisation's website notes. "We find balance, we understand how to cure several diseases and know ourselves better."

Among the health benefits of Sahaja Yoga are the reduction of physical "over-activity" in the human body.

"Since the system is also the part of us which governs the 'fight or flight' mechanism within us all, which in the modern world can be damagingly over excited through stress, this can prove to be a major benefit to our health," Sahajayoga UAE said on its website.

"There are immediate benefits in stress relief and a feeling of peace and contentment. Physically, it helps in prevention and cure of illnesses which are otherwise difficult to cure mentally and emotionally. It helps one to attain balance, and spiritually one can attain the highest level of enlightenment."

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