Are you struggling with keeping up with a healthy routine? Do you think practicing mindfulness is difficult? We too! With yoga, one can bring a significant change in their lifestyle. It can be incorporated anywhere and everywhere.
Yes, even while traveling.
With Myles, let’s know super ways of bringing yoga into our lives while traveling on this International Yoga Day.
Drive. Explore. Do Yoga. Repeat.
Reconnect with your Soul at these Best Yoga Retreats
How about planning a yoga retreat to understand better this age-old practice of the mind, body, and soul? Yoga Retreat is a soulful way of practicing a mindful and healthy lifestyle. India, the motherland of yoga, offers the best yoga destination to relax, rejuvenate and rewind.
- Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Famously known as the yoga capital of the world, Rishikesh welcomes hundreds of aspiring yogis every year from across the globe. Situated on the Himalayan foothills beside the Holy River Ganges, the town became famous in the 70s when The Beatles travelled here to participate in a Transcendental Meditation at the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. In the city, you will find a lot of famous yoga and meditation retreat centers like Rishikul Yogshala, Himalayan Yoga Retreat, Ananda in the Himalayas, and more.
- Dharmshala, Himachal Pradesh
Known widely for meditation and spiritual retreats in the country, Dharmshala is your place to find solace. Imagine practicing yoga and meditation amidst the vicinity of the Himalayas overlooking breathtaking views. Enjoy a peaceful life, palatable organic Ayurvedic food, and a simple lifestyle during your retreat. When in Dharmshala, try retreats like Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Center, Kailash Tribal School of Yoga and Holistic Healing, Shree Hari Yoga, and more.
- Gaya, Bihar
Relaxing yoga vacation in stunning surroundings is all you need amidst hectic life. Gaya is an ideal destination to choose an introspecting yogic experience. The land of Buddha, where he attained enlightenment, is calling you for a rejuvenating getaway. The place is famous for meditation and spiritual retreats, and you can opt for centers like Ashtang Yog Sansthan, The Art of Living, etc.
Goa is a little paradise on the earth and beach heaven for water babies. The epitome of nature, serenity, and calmness, Goa makes an ideal destination for a mindful yogic getaway. Practice yoga asanas by the beach and witness breathtaking sunrise view or meditate while the sun goes down to feel ecstasy. When in Goa, try these yoga schools such as Little Cove Yoga Holiday Retreat, Bamboo Yoga Retreat, The Mandala, Yoga Magic Eco Retreat, etc., to name a few.
- Mysore, Karnataka
Mysore is the birthplace of Ashtanga yoga and is one of the top destinations for Ashtanga Yoga holidays. Also known as Ashtanga Yoga practice or Mysore Yoga- where everyone works at their own pace. Book a self-drive car rental in Bangalore and travel to this historical place for a memorable experience. You can go to Yogadarshanam, Samyak Yoga, Nirvana Yoga Shala, etc.
- Varkala, Kerala
Another famous place for a yoga retreat, Varkala, is a quaint beach town in Kerala and is ideal for rejuvenating. Try Ayurveda or yoga retreat or attend weekend sessions by the beach. In your spare time, explore this beautiful place embodied with nature galore. You can try schools like Rishikul Yogshala, Mathatitu Yoga Ashram, Shivarishi Yoga, and more.
Try Yoga When on Road for a Relaxing Trip
Do you enjoy exploring the world on wheels? But the drive gives you a bad back, or your body becomes fidgety and restless after a while. Then car yoga is the best option for you. Yes, you read it right.
Here are some easy and amazingly relaxing yoga poses to try while you are on the wheels for a long road trip.
- Ardha Matsyendrasana or Spinal Twist- It is good for the lower back and stretches the hip muscles.
- Padmasana or Lotus Pose- It helps ease the body ace, relieves hips and inner thighs, and relaxes the spine.
- Neck Roll- The pose helps you release tension from your neck and shoulders.
- Paschimottanasana or Seated Forward Fold- This yoga asana is good for your lower back and neck and stretches your hamstrings.
- Viparita Karani or Legs up on the Dashboard- It’s time to relax your legs, back, pelvic area, and feet. Try it and feel it.
- Janu Sirasana or Seated Head-To-Knee Forward Bend- The asana stretches your hamstrings, inner thighs, hip, and spine.
- Gomukhasana or Cow Face Arms- Feeling stiff on a long road trip? Try this and feel a soothing effect on your shoulders, arms, and triceps.
Following a healthy and yogic lifestyle can be easy incorporated into your day-to-day life without molding your routine. You can practice even while working and sitting at your desk.
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