By Punam Verma

After being a student for 20 years of yoga, I can honestly say it is the one practice in my life that has kept my mind body and soul balanced, and in good shape for so long.

For 12 years I have been doing sunset yoga at Talise Spa in Dubai. The class takes place in front of the ocean, which adds to that connection to nature.

However I do feel that much of the true essence of what yoga actually is has been lost in between the fashionable yoga pants on sale, and people posting yoga poses on instagram around the world.

So here is a feature I filmed on yoga, and my favourite class on the beach. Enjoy!