India is proud to be a front runner in practicing the science of Yoga, which originated in ancient India. Acknowledged worldwide, the practice of Yoga is highly recommended by spiritual yogis, doctors and eminent scientists for maintaining good health and balance of mind and body. So if you are keen on seriously learning the art of Yoga for a better life then head to India, which has a large number of Yoga institutes where the masters of Yoga will teach you the yogic postures and exercises that will transform your energy levels for a blissful living.
Listed below are some of the prominent Yoga destinations in India:
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Classified as one of the oldest cities of the world and the holiest city of India, Varanasi is the spiritual capital of India where the art of Yoga has been practiced since centuries. Birth place of eminent yogis, Varanasi has many Yoga centers where you can learn several yoga postures to give a new lease of life to your mind and body.
Known as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World” Rishikesh in Uttarakhand is the ideal place to practice Yoga in the lap of Himalayas. Surrounded by lush green hills, Rishikesh has many Yoga Ashrams and is a base for prominent yogis and gurus who are masters of the art and take pride in teaching Yoga to their disciples. Meditating and practicing yoga on the banks of holy river Ganges in Rishikesh is a fulfilling experience.
Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
Surrounded by majestic Dhauladhar mountain ranges, Dharamshala is the spiritual center and abode of Dalai Lama and has several meditation centers in its monastery where the art of Yoga is taught under the expert guidance of Buddhist monks. Spiritual seekers from all over the world descend to Dharamshala to learn the techniques of Yoga and Meditation to improve their quality of life.
Pune is home to two of the legendary yogis Osho and BKS Iyengar who mastered the techniques of Yoga and became famous worldwide for teaching the art to their disciples. The Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute and Osho International Meditation Ashram in Pune are the prominent centers where followers from all over the world flock in large numbers to practice the science of Yoga and Meditation.
The coastal landscape of Goa and its tranquil surroundings makes it a preferred Yoga destination where you can practice the ancient art in its retreats and Yoga centers. The renowned spiritual masters at these centers focus on teaching you the techniques of this amazing science for your overall well being. The golden beaches of Goa are ideal for practicing Yoga in the early hours of the morning when you can inhale fresh air and detoxify your body.
Known as the capital of ‘Ashtanga Yoga’ Mysore was home to the prominent Yoga guru Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya referred to as ‘The Father of Modern Yoga’. He was one of the most influential Yoga teachers of 20th Century who spread the knowledge of Yoga to the western world. People of different nationalities visit Mysore every year to study Asthanga Yoga for peace and betterment.
What better way than to learn and practice the art of Yoga in ‘God’s Own Country’ Kerala which is known for its holistic treatments worldwide. The state has many flourishing Yoga Centers where visitors during their Kerala itinerary takes a crash course in yogic techniques from the masters of the art. The mystic ambiance of Kerala countryside is ideal for practicing Yoga coupled with an Ayurveda massage.