While you may think of the desert as a vast and foreboding place, it’s quite the opposite; well, yes, it is vast but far from being foreboding it offers a place of seclusion and striking beauty, perfect for yoga.
Finding the Right Desert
More than just large spaces of sand and dunes, there are distinctive deserts around the world ideal for a wellness escape. Be it at an Abu Dhabi resort in the Empty Quarter, the largest sand desert in the world or a desert camp amidst the dunes of Erg Chigaga in Morocco, there is much to choose from.
Choosing the Right Time
The best time for desert yoga is before or after the scorching heat of the noonday sun. That is why resorts the likes of Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara offer both sunrise and sunset yoga; these are the ideal times to experience the pristine beauty and serenity the desert has to offer.
Selecting Your Experience
You can choose to experience desert yoga independently in this hauntingly beautiful landscape though other options are available too; some resorts have a group or private yoga classes in the desert along with guidance from a yoga master who can help you with the breathing techniques, postures and philosophy of this activity.
The Perfect Complement
Of course, the ideal complement to desert yoga is to enjoy some spa healing too. From traditional hammam rituals to Arabian massages, diverse spa treatments can be enjoyed at desert resorts that will help you fully unwind and find true inner balance.
Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+