India travel guide



India Travel Guide

Yoga and Meditation

Yoga and Meditation Generally the visitors to India opt to visit monuments, forts, palaces, wildlife, beaches and trekking, but India also has other attractions such as tours where you can learn to balance the indulgence and hedonism, a spiritual element in whatever form. Yoga, Meditation and Ashrams are offered in different forms, from basic form to outpost pranayama classes, and from opportunity teaching to tradition forms, which allow to you to combine travel with the peaceful spiritual experiences.

Yoga and Meditation are synonymous with India and the attainment of spiritually. Ashrams are communities where people work, live and study together, drawn by a common, usually spiritual, goal; they are intimately linked with Yoga and Meditation. These terms aren’t new in India; in fact yoga originated way back in the 4th century BC and now become in a method to help the lifestyle of many people, in a modern age where increased the stress levels, the complexities and mental pressure under which we keep going on, and more thing that affect the health of the people.

Yoga and Meditation are two terms that often are together, they are connected but not synonymous, however one is incomplete without the other, they help an individual to develop a sense of physical, mental, emotional as well as spiritual well being. These ancient life-disciplines that have been practiced in India for centuries, now are offered to the tourist almost in all part of India, in especial centers where teach and train Yoga, and detoxifies the body through purification of bowel, enemas, cleansing of the nasal passage and eyes.

Yoga derive of the Sanskrit and literally has a wide range of different meanings as “union”, “to unite”, “to control”, or “to yoke”, and is define as the science of the union with the Divine being or God; it is a secular and scientific methodology to experience the integration of the mind-body-spirit. Yoga comprises of body postures using hands and legs, which many people are taking up this ancient practice of attaining calm and peace to be relieved off their tension and frustration of fast paced life. This physical practice helps in cleansing the body of toxins, muscle toning, improving blood circulation, correct body posture and the like. Yoga has a father called Patanjali, described eight areas of Yoga and Yogic Practices as: the natural regulation of the nervous system, discipline, cleansing, postures, concentration, contemplation, the awakening of awareness, and the state of perfect equilibrium. And some of the most often practiced types of Yoga are: Karma, Jnana, Bhakti, Hatha, Tantric, Kundalini, and Raja Yoga.
Yoga and Meditation
Meditation instead has a more spiritual meaning, which is a mind-body therapy involving a series of exercises. It is not just about concentration, Meditation is concentrating while freeing your mind off unwanted thoughts and finally reaching a stage where there is just silence, total emptiness. However in Yoga, meditation generally refers to the more formal practice of focusing the mind and observing oneself in the moment. And it is often practiced after a session of Yoga.

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