Sporting Life | 15/03/2024

Stay energised & focused this Ramadan with yoga

By Glaiza Seguia Godinez
Copywriter, SSSPORTS.COM

Can we maintain an active lifestyle while fasting and embracing spiritual reflection? Absolutely! This Ramadan, let’s embrace a mindful approach to wellness with gentle yoga movements and meditation. This blog unlocks the power of yoga, offering a simple but invigorating way to stay active and energised throughout the Holy Month.

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How yoga can help when you’re fasting

Fasting can lead to fluctuating energy levels. Yoga and meditation can help because they don’t require intense exertion so you can manage your energy without breaking your fast. Yoga poses designed for gentle stretching and strengthening can improve blood flow and revitalise you without pushing your body to depletion.

Meditation cultivates inner calm and mental focus, helping you conserve energy, reduce stress and anxiety. By incorporating these mindful activities into your Ramadan routine, you can navigate energy dips with grace.

Physical benefits of yoga during Ramadan

Enhanced blood circulation. Gentle yoga poses promote simple movement and stretching, which can help increase blood flow. This improved circulation delivers oxygen and essential nutrients to your cells more efficiently.

Improved muscle tone. Routines can help maintain muscle and flexibility. Holding poses for short periods and practicing controlled movements can help prevent muscle loss.

Boosted metabolism. Yoga can still elevate your heart rate and stimulate your metabolism. This slight increase in metabolic activity can help regulate blood sugar levels, a common concern during fasting.

Reduced soreness. Stretching and mindful movements of yoga can help reduce muscle tension and stiffness.

Improved sleep quality. The relaxation techniques and mindful breathing exercises incorporated into yoga can help quiet the mind and promote deeper sleep. Back to top

Yoga poses to try during Ramadan


The Bow Pose. Known as dhanurasana, this pose resembles an archer’s bow and is beneficial to relieving mild backache, fatigue and anxiety. It can also help with general weight loss, helps to correct posture and ensures efficient functioning of the abdominal organs.


Warrior 1 Pose. Virbhadrasana I is very beneficial. Not only does it help to strengthen shoulders, arms, legs and back, it also improves focus, balance and stability. It energises the body by encouraging blood circulation and improved respiration.


Child’s pose. It stretches the hips, thighs and ankles while calming an overactive mind and releasing stress and fatigue. It is great for relieving back and neck pain when done correctly. Back to top

Yoga gear for home and gym

For women

Nike Women’s Dri-FIT Swoosh Medium-Support Non Padded Sports Bra

The smooth, stretchy fabric with sweat-wicking technology offers breathable comfort for light workouts, yoga poses or everyday activities.

Price: AED 79.00 AED 150.00

Nike Women’s Indy UltraBreathe Sports Bra

Featuring Nike Dri-FIT and a super breathable mesh design, this bra offers exceptional moisture-wicking and airflow.

Price:  AED 99.00 AED 235.00

Nike Women’s Yoga Luxe Infinalon Crop Top

The buttery-soft Infinalon fabric delivers exceptional comfort and stretch, while its weightless feel and sweat-wicking technology allow for unrestricted movement.

Price: AED 153.00 AED 225.00

Nike Women’s Alpha Sports Bra

Its Dri-FIT tech wicks away sweat to keep you cool and dry during gentle yoga flows and mindful meditation sessions, while the supportive design offers a locked-in feel.

Price: AED 166.00 AED 229.00

Nike Women’s Yoga Keyhole GRX Tank Top

The sweat-wicking fabric keeps you cool and dry, while the relaxed fit and keyhole detail offer breathable comfort and ease of movement for every pose.

Price: AED 112.00 AED 149.00

For men

Nike Men’s Dri-FIT Hyperdry Yoga Shorts

Unleash unrestricted movement and stay cool during your yoga or meditation practice with sweat-wicking and stretchy shorts.

Price: AED 129.00 AED 250.00

Nike Men’s Yoga Dri-FIT Top

Elevate your practice with the freedom of movement and cool comfort with this breathable short-sleeved shirt, great for stretches and flows.

Price: AED 134.00 AED 200.00

Nike Men’s Dri-FIT Yoga Tank Top

Improve your breathwork and movement with the sleeveless design offering maximum breathability and freedom.

Price: AED 134.00 AED 175.00

Nike Men’s CW Yoga Pants

Unwind and move with unrestricted comfort with these pants’ woven fabric allowing for a full range of motion.

Price: AED 255.00 AED 375.00

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Gaiam Embroidered Chakra Yoga Mat Bag

This stylish carrier features vibrant chakra embroidery, making it the perfect way to bring a touch of mindfulness and positive vibes to your yoga practice.

Price: AED 165.00

GoFit Yoga Kit

This all-in-one set provides a mat, bloc, and resistance band equipping you for a well-rounded yoga experience.

Price: AED 185.00

Gaiam Yoga Essentials Block

Crafted from lightweight yet supportive high-density EVA foam, it offers multiple grip surfaces for stability.

Price: AED 55.00

Gaiam Grippy Yoga Socks (2 Pack)

Their non-slip grip on both the foot and ankle ensures secure footing for every pose, while the comfortable, moisture-wicking fabric keeps your feet cool and dry for a distraction-free flow.

Price: AED 105.00


PTP Yoga Stretching Strap

This extra-long and adjustable strap allows you to comfortably target different muscle groups and achieve a wider range of motion in your yoga practice.

Price: AED 42.00 AED 60.00

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