Yoga Tours in India for Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Enhancement
It was the 21st of June – World Yoga Day – just a couple of days ago. The intent of this day is to emphasize the importance of Yoga as a holistic approach to physical and emotional wellbeing. The Sanskrit word ”Yoga” roughly translates to ”Union” or to ”join, harness, yoke together.” This seeking of deeper connect and union through Yoga could be with self, society, environment, or God.
We all know that ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away.’ A recent study also states that practicing Yoga at least 15 minutes every day reinvigorates your body, mind, consciousness, and soul. To propagate this notion began Yoga Tourism that combines the practice of Yoga with travel. Yoga tourism is defined as ‘a journey of self with transformative capacities on physical, psychological, spiritual, and social awareness.’ India, being the birthplace of Yoga, is the first and best choice for a Yoga retreat. So, get your bookings done with Indian Eagle and join the Yoga Tours in India at the below places.
Known as ‘Yoga Capital of the World,’ Rishikesh is the best destination for Yoga tours in India. This popular pilgrimage located on the bank of the holy river Ganga in the foothills of the Himalayas is permeated with spirituality. The classes at Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram teach you Akhanda Yoga, whereas Sivananda Ashram teachings are centered around the five basic points of yoga – postures, breathing, relaxation, meditation, and diet. You could also practice yoga for free at Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Omkarananda Ganga Sadan, Yoga Niketan, etc.
Dharamshala is a quaint hill town surrounded by mountains in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Yoga tourism at Dharamshala is the best not only because it is the most affordable Yoga destination in India but also because of its scenic beauty and soothing ambience! Hatha, Vinyasa, Iyengar, Kundalini, and Sivananda are some of the yoga forms that are famously taught in Dharamshala. Shiva Yoga Valley tour offers one-week or two-week yoga and meditation courses. You could also join the classes of Brahma yoga center or Himalayan Iyengar Yoga center.
Mysore, the Cultural Capital of Karnataka, is the place where the 20th-century style of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga was first taught. Learn the different levels of this ‘Mysore-style’ yoga at Mysore Mandela Yogashala. This yoga form helps in detoxification of blood, develops physical strength, reduces body fat, stress, and anxiety. They also offer courses on Meditation, Hatha yoga, Kriya yoga, and Pranayama. Nirvana Yogashala has a 7-10 days program including lectures on Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, along with practice sessions.
You’ll find plenty of Yoga retreats in Goa like Purple Valley Yoga Retreat and Satsanga Retreat near the Anjuna Beach, Little Cove Yoga Holiday Retreat amid the coconut groves of the Cola Beach, SWAN Yoga Retreat in Bairo Alto, and Ashiyana Yoga Resort Goa near the Mandrem Beach. These are the best places to rejuvenate your body and soul with Yoga. Ashiyana Yoga Resort specializes in Chakra Yoga training, spa, and ayurvedic treatments whereas Purple Valley Yoga Retreat is best for Ashtanga yoga courses. Yoga classes at Little Cove are scheduled at morning hours, and the evenings are for pranayama and meditation classes.
The timeless charm of the backwaters, palm fringed beaches, majestic waterfalls, network of canals, lakes, and spice plantations – all these naturally attract national and international travelers to this God’s Own Country. Kerala Yoga and Ayurvedic Tour package of 10 days strategically plans Yoga and meditation classes and Ayurvedic massages while touring in Kochi, Munnar, Thekkady, Kumarakom, and Kovalam. Classical yoga and meditation sessions at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram (in Trivandrum) help you experience the spiritual energy within you.