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5 Great Places in India for Spending a Yoga Holiday Full of Love and Joy

The role of India in world civilization is verily valued for a number of reasons of which, the wisdom of yoga is an important one. Yoga might be just one word but it comprises a broad spectrum of lifestyle factors which eventually relate to health and happiness. The practice of yoga is meant to be all-pervasive, going beyond designated hours of exercise or study oriented only for examination. At the core of the practice, there should always be joy and love. These ideas, shared among yoga training centers all over the world, are put into practice in the most effective way in the birth-land of the art.

Here we present some of the best options:

Ananda in the Himalayas: Going to the Ananda can be a truly exhilarating experience, driving up the steep elevation up the windy hills to the palatial establishment remindful of the Raj era in the country. Life at Ananda is designed for peace seekers with refreshing spa facility, meditation, and yoga. The schedule is very thorough, starting with yoga lessons exploring the basics with Hatha exercise. The focus being on achieving spiritual “union” by combining the elements of prana or breath and mind with movements, the Ananda is a great place get acquainted with the core values of yoga in India.

Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh: Situated in the city of Rishikesh, famed as the world capital of yoga, Parmarth Niketan is one of the oldest schools of yoga in India. At this school, the yearly International yoga festival is held, drawing a number of important teachers from the world over. Training with this facility will give you an opportunity to associate with the best instructors and sharpen your ideas regarding yoga and meditation. Above all, days at Parmarth Niketan will set your life on a schedule and help you get your directions towards a brighter future.

Rishikul Yogshala in Rishikesh: This Yogshala, the second entry from Rishikesh on this list owes its inclusion to its status of the school with the highest number of positive reviews on TripAdvisor. The setup of the school is designed after the model of an ashrama. Get the taste of community life, living in love and harmony with likeminded people while intensively training in yoga, meditation, and other aspects of Vedic enlightenment. Balancing out the rigorous curriculum of yoga education, the school also organizes recreational breaks with trips to local attraction, rafting in the Ganges, and outdoor yoga at sunrise. Matchless hospitability and warmth at the Yogshala make the environment pleasant and family like.

Tao-Zen Meditation Center in Goa: Situated in the seaside heaven of Goa, this meditation center is an oasis of peace and refreshment for travelers. The two driving philosophical forces nurtured at this retreat are Tao and Zen. The former encourages the practitioner to go with life as it comes. The powerful idea of wholeness with Yin and Yang is predominant in Tao. Countering this approach, there is the practice of Zen which is rooted in meditation and is focused upon developing the consciousness. Through meditation, the level of awareness will be heightened to a state in which each different fragrance among thousands of flowers will become identifiable.

Osho Ashram in PuneThe Osho meditation center situated in Pune has a sprawling campus of 28 acres full of verdant sweetness— picturesque marbled pathways winding through a beautiful garden, and a well equipped spa. The ambience is ideal for engaging in practice, with a mind free of stress and with the availability of proper guidance to go at the heart of the subject. The dynamic style of meditation introduced by the great master Osho too is an interesting path to explore.


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