Yoga Vacation - Yoga is one answer to most of our modern world problems. Discover Yoga through Vacations India and unveil the 5000 years old treasure of ancient India.
India's unique gift to the world
When all else fails to ease and calm your mind, a therapeutic session of Yoga is sure to relax you and fill you with peace and serenity. Travel to India to discover Yoga, a 5,000 year old scientific technique for spiritual development, that at the very least will soothe your agitated senses and fill you with a sense of well-being, and at the most, help you to attain nirvana or Moksha, the ultimate unification of the body, mind and soul with the entire universe, as one interconnected whole. Yoga is an originally Indian concept that was propounded by the ancient Indian sage Patanjali and is derived from the Sanskrit word Yog which means 'union,' presumably union with the divine being or God.
Yoga is not a religion. It is a secular and scientific methodology of the experience and integration of the mind-body-spirit. It consists of a large body of varied techniques through a balanced practice of Astanga or the eight limbs of yoga. Some of the most often practiced types of Yoga are:
The Philosphy of Yoga :
According to the philosophy of Yoga, at the deepest (or highest) level of our existence on this earth, we are all perfectly free. However, this is not our everyday experience for in our ordinary state of consciousness, we are subject to all kinds of limitations, and most significantly, experience suffering (duhkha). The practice of Yoga can help us discover our innate freedom, through an extensive process of self-purification and cleansing of the mind.
In due course of time, yoga is mainly looked upon as a set of techniques useful for achieving fitness in daily life and prevention and cure of some specific diseases or disorders. But the goal of yoga was different when yoga practices came into existence more than three thousand years ago. Throughout its history, yoga seems to have undergone changes regarding the purpose for which it was practiced. Many different varieties of yoga came to be practiced for different purposes.
The main varieties of yoga include :
· Bhaktiyoga(Yoga of devotion)
· Karamayoga(Yoga of duty or action)
· Jnyanayoga(Yoga of knowledge)
· Hathayoga (Yoga of bodily performances
Popular Destinations of Yoga
India is a land of inherent spirituality and people have been known to travel here to find solace in its ancient wisdom since time immemorial. India is the birthplace of the concept of Yoga practices that are becoming increasingly relevant and popular in the context of today's spiritual aridity. Developed by the ancient sage Patanjali in his search for the ultimate unification of the mind, body and spirit with the divine being, or God, Yoga and Meditation are a combination of a series of exercises and mind focusing techniques.
Some of the most popular Yoga tourist destinations in India are the picturesque and peaceful state of Kerala, the spiritual land of Buddha- Bihar, the pilgrim center of Rishikesh or the quiet and serene town of Dharamshala on the shores of the holy Ganga.
Uttaranchal - The Yoga Capital of India
A tour to the northern part of India, on the other hand, involves visiting some of the most holy Indian pilgrimage sites like Rishikesh, Haridwar, Badrinath, Kedarnath, etc. Rishikesh is widely considered the Yoga capital of India. Tourists and travelers attend the International Yoga Week that is organized here, in hordes every year. Numerous travelers searching quietude and inner peace also stop to practice Yoga and meditation in this serene town nestled in the lap of the Himalayas.
Kerela is famous for its beautiful backwaters, Ayurvedic Healing Centers and practice of alternate therapies. It offers you a wide range of therapeutic Ayurvedic and herbal oil massages from experienced professionals. These massages and naturopathic regimes leave you feeling truly refreshed and energized. A stay at Kareeleyam for a magical Sanjeevanam massage is an extremely popular and rejuvenating tourist preference. In fact, it would be very correct to say that a trip to Kerala is incomplete without opting for a stint at an Ayurvedic Resort.
Another favorite tourist destination for those seeking a cultural heritage tour combined with Yogic instruction is the state of Bihar. Bihar was the home state of the Lord Gautam Buddha, and numerous places associated with different stages of his life, such as Bodhgaya, Sarnath, Kushinagar, Gaya, Nalanda, etc. are located here. The renowned Bihar School of Yoga at Munger in Bihar offers meditation and yoga sessions for tourists.
The Kairali Ayurvedic Health Resort set amid 50 acres of lush greenery in Chennai, the monasteries of Dharamshala and the idyllic Ananda Spa in the foothills of the Himalayas are some of the other popular travel and tourist destinations that have a tradition of Yoga, Meditation and spirituality attached to them. Whichever the place, we at Indianvisit will be sure to offer you carefully planned holiday package tours to that very destination. With us you can always be sure of a unique travel experience that not just takes you to new places, but also gives you blessedness and peace of mind.
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