learn yoga in the spiritual and natural atmosphere of india
Yoga is an age-old science that has been a benefactor to the human mind and body. India being a place where yoga was originated, and the name was given by Patanjali which was derived from the Sanskrit word “Yuja” which means to attach or climax (peak point of highest development). It is the attachment of the mind and the body with nature. It is such an amazing aid, which if use and propagated rightly, can heal a number of diseases; both mental and physical.
India invented Yoga and Meditation many millennia before the world could understand its importance. In the western countries yoga means only physical postures and sequences (asana) but in India yoga asana is the aspect of the whole system. From centuries in the traditional ashrams of India yoga practices is an act of whole body and soul. So in India, one can expect a greater emphasis on breathing, meditation, cleansing on one’s soul with devotional practices such as philosophy tuition, chanting of mantras, faith (Bhakti), Regardless and the Karmic aspect of yogic philosophy.
The various yoga activities are aimed at curative and physiological advantages, body flexibility, stability and power, and emotional well being. If the visitor is interested, these activities can also be extended to incorporate spiritual discoveries.
Yoga can be practiced by everyone and has an amazing effect on the body and mind energies allowing one to deal with life’s ups and downs with a sense of equanimity. If you will get a chance to learn about the age old therapy that plan a yoga tour in India.
The yoga learning environment in India is exactly suited the learners. Usually various ashrams and yoga centers are located in the lap of nature and far away from the hustle of the cities. The centers provide shelter and fresh vegetarian and healthy food that will soothe and alleviate your mind and body. Learners can also get an opportunity of enjoying a calm and soothing scenic natural beauty of nature.
I would like to mention a few good places in India where you can learn the art of Yoga.
Rishikesh is also known as the world capital of yoga. It is a very beautiful place, lying in the foothill of The Great Himalayas. This city is full of amazing landscapes. The natural beauty & fresh breeze of this place makes it a right place for yoga learners. The whole environment of this place is full of spirituality. This atmosphere leaves a positive impact on the mind & spirit of an individual.
Rishikesh offers Yoga Teacher Training courses for beginners and also for yoga teachers. The city is located on the bank of river Ganges and it is believed that meditating here brings one soul closer to Moksha (Enlightenment). Right from the food to the atmosphere the place is very close to nature.
Yoga centers – Spirit Yoga Foundation, Parmarth Niketan, Sivananda Ashram, Sadhna Mandir, Sanskriti Yogpeeth etc.
Located between the holy river Ganga and the mighty Himalayas, Hardwar is a spiritual retreat for people not only from the country but outside of it as well. It is one of the calmest destinations of India and also nature personified. The huge amount of greenwood and alluring roads with scenery of the cold hills, offers the best conditions for the purification of soul. There are a number of resorts that bestow spiritual healing through the practice of yoga and ayurveda.
Yoga centers – world renewed Patanjali University, established by Yoag Guru Baba Ramdev ji, agni yoga school, Ayurvedic yoga & meditation in Haveli Hari Ganga.
An important centre of power, learning and culture down the ages, Bihar is a great state and an attractive tourist destination. The state has given many leading religions to the world such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, and, to a certain extent, Sikhism.
Swami Satyananda Saraswati, founder of the world renowned Bihar School of Yoga in eastern India. At this school, yoga is a lifestyle and not just any practice. Karma yoga is given preference over Asana.
They also adapt the ancient tantric meditation techniques into a practice. This practice induces complete relaxation while maintaining consciousness. Hatha yoga also preferred hear it includes a balance of mind and body via physical postures or asanas, filtration of mind, controlled breathing, and the calming of the mind through meditation.
Alongside the classes, one must expect to work like a yogi, cleaning utensils, kitchen work; toilet cleaning is the part of one’s schedule here. This yoga learning school holds untold and far-reaching benefits. Here, our deepest levels of creativity and healing energies can awaken.
Yoga centers – Bihar School of Yoga, Munger, Bihar
Kerala is the native land of Ayurveda and a perfect destination where the soul meets the mind. It is the tranquil and calm breezy gem of Southern India, here the body converted in to a temple of health. Kerala is the known destination for its yoga and ayurvedic treatment, which is famous all over the globe because of the various ayurvedic resorts offering greatest treatments and services.
The peaks of the hills, the crystalline water of the beaches, the blue sky and the amazing view, everything adds up to a great yogic experience. With a number of yoga centers, kerala is a hotspot of yoga enthusiasts.
Yoga centers – Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram at Trivandrum, Ayurveda, Massage & Panchakarma School at Kannur , PVA School of Yoga Kannur, etc.
Goa is renowned for its pristine natural offering breathtaking scenery. The shiney sand beaches of Goa are famous for its unmatchable beauty of silvery sand having endless rows of palm trees. Apart from the beautiful beaches, Goa is famous for its adventures water sport and yoga activities. Goa is home to various yoga retreat centers scattered all over the state.
It offers a series of programs for beginner to high levels. They also run some yoga teacher training certifications and drop-in yoga classes. With the yoga classes, the yoga centers also offers Ayurvedic massages, chanting and meditation.
Yoga centers – Art of Living Yoga Meditation Centre, Amit Reiki, Abs yoga. Apart from these a number of beaches
Mysore is also known as the birthplace of Modern 20th century Yoga. Mysore Mandala is one of the prettiest places for yoga in Mysore. The yoga center is located in a century old house and a charming café supplied by owner’s organic farm. It is more like a western style retreat than a traditional ashram. The original vinyasa system of yoga was the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga as taught by Krishna Pattabhi Jois.
By practicing this modern style, ashtanga yoga of Mysore we heat the blood and make it thin so that it can circulate freely. Ashtanga yoga practice moves you towards a very deep awareness of yourself and teaches you control over your mind.
Yoga centers – Shri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Ashram, Chaitanya yoga Kendra etc.
Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh
Dharamsala is beautiful place surrounded by mountains and is peaceful too, making it an ideal relaxation point. It is full of burgundy and saffron clad Buddhist monks and fluttering prayer flags. You’ll feel the fresh hill breeze and the cool atmosphere welcoming you far away from the city smog and hectic traffic.
It is the right place to try meditation and take some yoga lessons, listen to the monks chanting prayers in the monastery, or watch their lively debates at the temple.
Yoga centers – Universal Yoga center,
Yoga tour of India is such a perfect combination of revitalization of mind and simultaneously seeing new places.
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