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7 Reasons to visit India for a retreat | Yoga retreat India

May 25, 2020

Today’s generation faces a lot of health issues, whether it is mental or physical. This is majorly due to their hectic and high-paced lifestyle which disables them from connecting to their inner-self. To overcome these issues, one needs to push such distractions away or at least keep them at bay so that they do not affect their mind and body. A great way to change one’s toxic lifestyle into a healthy and fulfilling one is through yoga. Yoga not only helps one in keeping their body in good shape, but it also keeps their mind and inner-self calm. One can attend numerous types of wellness retreats to achieve this.
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Reasons to visit India for a retreat

  • Traditional yoga instructors: Yoga originated in India and in all the other places people modernized it, in order to create an alternative for sports and replace gyms. The traditional yoga practice involves breath control along with proper use of postures or asanas. Whereas, modern yoga can be considered more aerobic in nature. So, if one wishes to start practicing traditional yoga, India is the best place for them to start their wellness journey.
  • Meet people from around the world: Numerous foundations and wellness centers in India organise a short yoga retreat which attended by crowd from all over the world. This promotes exposure to various cultures along with formation of new bonding opportunities and unforgettable memories.
  • Broaden your perspective: India is a very diverse country; by going on a yoga retreat in such a place one gets the chance to explore different cultures. Furthermore, interacting with people from various countries provides cultural exchange. This also broadens one understanding of the world’s diversity.
  • Escape from city life: One needs to be away from the hectic life of the city in order to concentrate on their own-self. The majority of yoga retreats in India are located either on the outskirts of cities or in rural areas. This keeps one away from the pollution and noises of the cities. These centres detach one from their chaotic lifestyle to rebrand them. Although, they also provide wifi-services for urgent matters.
  • Digital detoxification: Nowadays the majority of the world’s population has an unhealthy attachment to their devices, whether it is for work or business one just cannot get away from them. Most of the centres in India offer limited access to cell-phone and wifi services, which promotes digital detoxing. Doing so provides one with the much needed space for their own-self.
  • Eat healthier than ever before: In India most of the wellness retreat centres offer vegetarian meals made from their self grown fruits and vegetables. In addition, they also offer local, organic and seasonal foods. However, majority of these resorts also provide non-vegetarian wellness meals. So, if one has special dietary needs, they can be managed.
  • Discover ayurveda: Ayurveda is the oldest living medical system in the whole world. It is also India’s traditional medicine. Its principles consist of both treatment and prevention of ailments. Majority of yoga retreats in India provide ayurvedic cuisines along with a variety of other types of cuisines.

 

Luxury yoga and wellness resorts in India

  1. Ananda in the Himalayas (Haridwar, Uttrakhand): Ananda is one of the best luxury yoga retreat in India. It provides traditional yoga, vendanta and ayurveda along with international wellness experience. Furthermore, it offers numerous facilities such as anti-ageing treatment, chakra balancing, fitness centre, swimming pool, variety of cuisines and many more.

  2. SwaSwara resort (Gokarna, Karnatka): This is a place situated on the Om Beach. The meditative humming of birds and rhythmic sound of rolling water promotes release, refocus and recalibration of the inner-self. This place offers numerous features such as relaxing massages, guided art and poetry sessions, lifestyle guidance, boat rides, bird watching, meditation classes on hills, etc. All-in-all, this is the best place to embrace yoga and rejuvenate one’s body and spirit.

  3. Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort, Kerala (Kovalam, Kerala): This resort is ranked among one of the best resorts in India. It is an ayurveda hospital set in resort milieu; it is first of its kind. It is situated on a tropical garden with a beach front. It provides various treatments, massages, healing exercises, stress management, anti-ageing, beauty care and many more facilities.

  4. Hilton shillim (Shillim, Maharashtra): This is the best ayurveda resort and spa in India. It is located in the greenery of the Western Ghats. This resort has been designated as the “best luxury wellness spa” in Asia and “best luxury emerging spa”. They offer treatment and therapy from ayurvedic traditions, along with numerous other facilities such as watsu, hydrotherapy, acupressure, chakra cleansing, naturopathy and many more.


Best budget-friendly yoga destinations in India

  1. Rishikesh: This city is situated in the state of Uttrakhand which is considered a very good place for yoga lovers as they can enjoy their retreat in calm, peaceful and undisturbed environment along with affordable prices. There are numerous yoga retreat centres like Osho Ganga Dham Ashram, Sivananda Ashram and Anand Parkash Yoga Ashram which offer free yoga classes along with numerous paid facilities.

  2. Goa: Goa is known for its vibrant nightlife and immaculate beaches. But, Goa also has numerous yoga ashrams, wellness resorts and ayurvedic centres. SWAN Yoga Retreat is considered the best resort for yoga travellers.

  3. Pondicherry: This union territory of south India is well rich Indian culture along with French heritage. It has beautiful beaches, peaceful ashrams and astounding French colonial architecture. Sri Aurbinda Ashram is the best in Pondicherry.

  4. Dharamshala: This is a beautiful hill town in the state of Himachal Pradesh, in northern India. It is a perfect place for people who would like to spend their time in quiet nature. Shiva Yoga Valley is a very famous place for yoga enthusiasts. They conduct 7-14 days retreats.

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