Across the world most people struggle to find a work life balance. And a holiday is a chance to get away from it all. And when they get back home, they are unhappy with the way their life is. This is why more and more people are considering yoga retreat holidays in India. Yoga is an ancient philosophy that focuses on the union of the body, mind and the soul. The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit word ‘yuj’, which means ‘to integrate or unite’.
Yoga is not merely the practice of yoga exercises or asana that may be taught in yoga studios in your city. There is much more to it, and this is why a yoga retreat holiday in India appeals to people of all backgrounds. Such a holiday offers the body and mind, the respite it requires from the humdrum of modern living. It helps people calm down, and find inner peace, that will remain with them long after they return home.
Tips on Choosing Your Yoga Retreat in India
There are several schools of yoga including the ashtanga, Iyengar and hatha. Your choice of a yoga retreat would depend on several factors. The first and most important of these is what you expect from such a retreat. There are some yoga retreats that are luxurious, while others offer simpler, more basic accommodation and facilities. However, what they do share is a fundamental discipline and dedication to this ancient philosophy. Your budget could also help you identify a suitable holiday retreat.
You will find well known yoga retreats in many parts of the country, including Mumbai, Mysore, Rishikesh, Varanasi and Goa. Most yoga centres and ashrams focus on developing a unique student teacher rapport as part of the gurukul way of instruction. One is expected to follow a disciplined lifestyle with specific time periods dedicated to performing asanas, breathing exercises and meditation. Many yoga retreats also offer ayurvedic as well as naturopathy treatments, such as massage therapy. One can expect the yoga centre or retreat to offer a diet of Indian vegetarian meals.
It is a good idea to visit the official website of a yoga ashram or resort before you make a decision. You will find all the relevant information, and more. Do read reviews and testimonials by guests. This should give you a good idea of you can expect on your holiday. After your yoga retreat, you may decide to travel to other parts of India, before you head back home.