Article by Jack Olivor
Yoga has been fast gaining currency as one of the most popular ways of exercise. However, there is more to yoga than simply working out. Yoga is an ancient body of carefully preserved information on the well being of the mind, body and soul dating back to thousands of years in India. Naturally, India is possibly the best place in the world to learn yoga. Yoga Masters with decades of experience guide students through the different aspects of different types of yoga. Before spending on airfares to India, take a look at some of the best places in the country for learning yoga.
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram, Trivandrum
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram in ‘God’s Own Country’ or Kerala spells sheer divine bliss. A stay here seems to transfer one to a different dimension altogether. If you want to experience the high season at the Ashram, book your flights to India for any of the months from 1st October to 30th April. There are different choices for staying at the Ashram. While budget travellers arriving on cheap flights to India might want to stay in dormitories, those with more funds can try the Vaikuntam rooms. Tent space and twin rooms are a couple of other choices.
Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh
Parmarth Niketan is situated in Rishikesh, one of the holiest places in India. Many visitors to Parmarth Niketan try booking their cheap flights to India for the month of March as the institute comes alive with the weeklong International Yoga Festival during March. This festival aims to combine the powers of a number of disciplines such as Reiki, power yoga, and Shinto yoga. Approximately, 550 participants hailing from over 32 countries arrive at the festival. The ashram was specially founded more than three decades ago to help foreigners on a spiritual travel to India.
Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute, Mysore
The Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute prompts many foreign yoga enthusiasts to book flights to India. Starting from mo nth long sessions, classes are held for varying lengths of time. Appropriate attention is given to students with different capabilities. While students without yoga experience are given more personalised attention, those on a repeat trip are allowed a higher degree of freedom. There is an attempt to introduce different aspects of Ashtanga Yoga to the largest possible extent to students.
Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, Chennai
Many yoga aspirants also reserve tickets to Chennai for enrolling at ‘The Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram’. This ISO 9001:2008 certified centre has more than 50 qualified teachers who are adept in the art of teaching the gentle Viniyoga variety of yoga. At least, an average of thirty therapy classes is held every month in addition to theoretic discourses.
About the Author
Experienced content writer and editor, Jack Olivor has been working with Southall Travel for 3 year. He is consultant and expert advisor on flights to India and writing various tips and advices on holidays and travel industry. Visit http://jackolivor.blogspot.com/ for more information about him.