Various zones were explored on 03 November 2019 

There are various zones made available to explore and learn more about Diwali and the festive spirit.

Children Zone

 

Visit this exciting zone to immerse yourself in a gripping walkthrough of Lord Rama’s life with his wife Sita.

 

Walk through our activities and take home gifts and pictures after taking part in captivating moments that Lord Ram partook Himself!

 

Lose yourself in our mesmerising altar where you find out why we use lights in this festival.

Make, create and design your own celebratory candle light, to present your designs to the deities of Lord Ram, Sita, Lakshman and Hanuman!

 

Catch up with our visual interactive short stories of the Ramayan and even take pictures with our dress up crew!

Saree Zone:

A sari or saree is a female garment from the Indian subcontinent that consists of a drape varying from five to nine yards in length and two to four feet in breadth that is typically wrapped around the waist, with one end draped over the shoulder, baring the midriff.

 

A friend of mine always said that ‘a saree was the most elegant and chic attire that a girl could wear’.

 

Learn how to drape a saree around you and partake in the Garba performance with it on and experience how it adds élan to your                                                                             natural grace & elegance.

Live Garba performance:

 

A professional group will lead and demonstrate a beautiful Garba performance and will encourage all attendees to join in the performance.

 

Here’s your opportunity to join the celebrations:

  • Learn & enjoy one of Southeast Asia’s most popular dance forms
  • Feel & enjoy the unique rhythm & tempo of the dance
  • Join in multiplying the enthusiasm, vibrance and strengthen the feel-good factor of London’s rich cultures & diversity.

Yoga & Meditation Zone:

 

Science has shown that your mind and body benefits from taking time out of your daily life to shut down and doing your own practises that include yoga, breathing techniques, mindfulness & meditation.

 

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing. The main components of yoga are postures (a series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility) and breathing.

 

Meditation is about resting the mind and transforming it. With regular meditation you can you learn the patterns and habits of your mind, and the practice offers a means to cultivate new, more positive ways of being.

 

Mindfulness is being aware of the present moment – about being aware of yourself, your feelings, your thoughts & bodily sensations.  

 

Combining these three with breathing techniques form the necessary ingredients to a healthy body and a positive mind.

 

Some overall benefits include:

  • Reduces stress
  • Increases immunity
  • Reduces aging
  • Improves metabolism and reduces weight
  • Improves health
  • Improves concentration
  • Increases happiness
  • Improves brain function

 

Don’t worry if you’ve never practised yoga or meditation before, our facilitators are experienced professionals who can guide novices & experts alike. 

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