Evolved by the sages over thousands of years ago, Yoga is a holistic system for rebalancing the mind, body and spirit which elevates the level of human consciousness and results in a state of eternal bliss. There can be no better place to learn and practice the ancient art of Yoga than amidst the majestic mountains and serene valleys of the Himalayas which is believed to be the locus origins of Yoga itself.
Here are the top four reasons why you should choose to unwind yourself with Yoga in Himalayas .
- Himalayas with its lush green forests of pines, cedars etc, snow-capped peaks and secluded valleys traversed by serpentine roads offer the perfect backdrop to practice Yoga. The quiet and serene environs of the Himalayas provide the ideal setting to indulge in meditation. The calm atmospheres there shielded from the hustle-bustle of savage city life provides yogis with an opportunity to embark on a self-exploratory and transforming journey. Such awe-inspiring nature’s beauty and serenity provides an automatic source of inspiration for yoga and meditation.
- The weather of the region, especially in the foothills of Himalayas, is perfect for practicing Yoga. Most yoga institutes here operate mostly and almost exclusively during summer season, when the daytime temperatures but not too hot or humid as in other parts of the subcontinent. For participants not accustomed to hot tropical climates but wishing to learn Yoga in India, the pleasant weather of Himalayas in the summers makes their yoga learning experience comfortable.
- Besides being resplendent in beauty, Himalayas are also enormously endowed with culture and heritage. A number of places in the mountains especially around Himachal and Uttarakhand have some spiritual connection. Many Tibetan monasteries and ancient Hindu temples dot the region. The spiritually charged atmosphere of Himalayas is a blessing in disguise for the yogis practicing yoga, meditation and pranayama in the Himalayas.
- While it is mainly yoga that attracts yogis from India and abroad alike, to the Himalayan region, the mountains and valleys accommodate many popular tourist destinations. The region has something on offer for all kinds of travelers from spiritually inclined souls to adventure seekers, from explorers and nature-enthusiasts. While learning yoga in the region, students take out time and indulge in activities as mountaineering, trekking, paragliding, water-rafting, rappelling etc. Himalayas also offer gastronomic delight to foodies who can gorge on local delicacies of the region, Tibetan and other Indian and international cuisines.
Enthused with nature’s beauty and bounty, Himalayas, therefore play host to a number of renowned Yoga teacher trainings in India. Towns in the lap of Himalayas like Rishikesh and Dharamsala boast of many well-known Yoga school in Dharamsala. However, when going for yoga in Himalayas, it is essential to carry along certain quintessential items like medication, toiletries, warm clothes etc and some before-hand information about the region.