All set to take a break from life as usual? Make this vacation special with yoga on the side, because you don’t want to come back home tired and just a little more robbed of finances.
Yoga, it is the journey of the self to the Self, through the self. Confounding as it may sound, it is singularly the most inward looking and self-sustenance oriented way, recognized today as an important alternative lifestyle in all spheres. Mixing the pleasures of vacationing off familiar shores with yoga to up your spirits can be especially rejuvenating in India- the yoga motherland where many streams of ancient wisdom flow into the mix.
While a lot of yoga enthusiasts go off track in their practice, misconstruing yoga to be focused upon physical fitness only, a visit to India can bring back the emphasis rightly on the importance of yoga in spiritual life and clear the mind to experience something higher and more profound.
While the global phenomenon of yoga has given this art of living a much-needed exposure, the traditional vein has been lost in the fray of newfangled styles like power yoga and the likes. With a weeklong retreat or a month of yoga ttc in Kerala, in the southern coastal hub of India’s yoga heritage, you can get introduced to the roots.
Hatha and Ashtanga- the two main yoga subsets that have its lineage in the seminal yoga text, that of Patanjali’s Sutras are featured prominently in retreats of Kerala. With a comprehensive but slowly paced introduction to Hatha and Ashtanga yogasanas over your week of retreat, your body will sufficiently loosen up as will your mind.
Meditation is an integral part of the yoga system but modern life has no time to spare for taking a break of silence to introspect and reorder. Taking a retreat of yoga can help you find time to catch up with yourself.
Guided meditation and peace practices make up a few major sessions in the retreat which will ease you into the practice and build yourself a meditative faculty. Prana or breath is the vital instrument in finding peace according to yoga and you will be initiated into an awareness practice revolving around the persistence of breath, helping you come out a new person with a vitalized sense of self and acute mind focus.
Yoga retreating in the birth land is a doorway to advanced avenues of yoga practice like a yoga teacher training in Kerala in which the knowledge of Ayurveda and yoga come together in a fine unison. More exploration of the world of yoga comes with the chance to commune with like-minded practitioners and peace seekers that you meet on a retreat. What a great way to find new friends and share the good vibrations!
To the Western mind, India has been a land of mysticism forever. The colorful culture, the diversity and vibrancy in its celebration of life, and its sense of spirituality which is all-encompassing, is like a puzzle that could never be quite grasped. On a retreat or a yoga teacher training in India, these qualities will be for you to explore. Punctuating the discipline of practice, there are many cultural trips slotted in in this program. Hope you get a taste of the mystic!
If you can discover yoga for what it truly is, a new career destination will open up, that of spreading the light by teaching it to the world and share your own journey towards the Self.
Come home from your yoga vacation with a roaring spirit to live. This is what an ideal vacation should be like!
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