5 Reasons why every Traveler Should Join a Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh

The high demanding and taxing life is sure to give many a heartfelt desire to go on a vacation. Not just any ordinary weekend out of town that temporarily refreshes the body, but a getaway that cleanses the body-mind-soul, heals the wounds, and helps embrace the true beauty of life. A yoga retreat in a place like Rishikesh in India is one prodigious getaway for inner and outer healing.

people doing yoga with view over rishikesh, india
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Rishikesh, India, beautifully confined within the lush green forested Himalayan hills and the holy Ganges, is an ideal place to experience natural marvels and soulful living. In the town of Rishikesh, a bright hopeful sunshine welcomes the mornings, the soothing breezes with the chirping of the birds set the evening atmosphere for deep introspection and solace, and the temple bells prepare for nightly Ganga Aarti to embrace the holiness of the town.

Rishikesh is everything that a traveler desires for: a spiritual paradise, a white-water river rafting center, a Himalayan trekking getaway and so much more to satisfy every need of breaking free from the chaotic city life.

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Here are five reasons why every traveler should join a Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh, India:

 

1. Pristine Nature and Peaceful Ambiance

The modern living revolves around working on the desktops, checking smartphones, and majorly being indoors. We rarely have time to go out in nature or simply we do not have the energy and the urge to pause and admire the natural beauty. But, it’s important to stay connected to the surroundings that determine our health and well-being. A Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh is the ideal opportunity to spend time in the realms of nature. The majestic Himalayas, the clear flowing rivers, the pampered wildlife, fresh air, and everything so wonderful that automatically rejuvenates the body from the bruises of a fast-paced lifestyle. There are studies that show people living in nature have fewer health complaints and live longer. The strong sturdy trees, colourful blossoming flowers, and the green ambiance around is itself an excellent stress compressor helping people cope up better with the life’s adversities.  The phytoncides found in plants have the power to naturally lower the anxiety and to strengthen the working system of the body and mind.

 

2. Rishikesh: The Land of Yoga and Ayurveda

Rishikesh is recognised as the ‘Yoga capital of the world’ and is also the thriving land of the healing science of Ayurveda. For decades, the town of Rishikesh has been the focal point for undertaking yogic and Ayurvedic practices. MahaRishis, yogis, preachers, and yoga lovers from across the globe have been traveling to this place for finding solitude and enlightenment. It is the place that provides a conducive environment to find peace and to interact with yourself. Rishikesh, India is the hosting land to some of the finest Yoga schools, Ayurveda Centers, and ashrams conducting yoga retreats and helping people transport into a world of calm and peace. A yoga retreat in Rishikesh is a golden opportunity to expand the mind on the sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda under the guidance of eminent teachers in the holy embrace of the Himalayas.

people practicing yoga during yoga retreat in rishikesh, india
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3. Adventures and Sightseeing

Yoga Retreat proposes the perfect opportunity to satiate the soul with thrilling sports and to allure the eyes with natural splendor. Rishikesh, a town that is also popularly known as the Adventure Capital of India, truly takes care of the adventure needs of every traveler in unique ways. A list of endless activities to try from: white-water river rafting, bungee jumping, the Himalayan trekking, etc., the retreat programs in Rishikesh, India are non-missable expeditions. Along with the Yoga and Meditation sessions, attend these adventure sports, visit places of interest like the Beatles Ashram, Rajaji National Park, and Vashishta Gufa with congenial souls and spend lovely time together.

wild water rafting on river in rishikesh, india
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happy participants in the river during yoga retreat in rishikesh, india
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4. Food and Health

Yoga retreat programs are an ideal way to embark on the path of healthy eating and living. The yoga vacations come with a dietary discipline. Sattvic and wholesome food is consumed to complement the yoga practices for maintaining the body, mind, and soul in perfect shape. A yoga retreat is a tool to identify and correct the unhealthy diet patterns. Rishikesh, India, is a foodie’s paradise as claimed by several and the best place to relish the taste buds with organic foods. The destination of Rishikesh, India has many Ayurveda cafes and food joints offering vegetarian and holistic dishes that are absolutely tasty and nourishing for the health.

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5. Spirituality and Healing

The serenity of the Himalayas, the holiness of the Ganges, the divinity of the temples, the warmth of the residents’, everything in Rishikesh is healing for the body, mind, and soul. The offerings at Triveni Ghat, the aromas of incense sticks in the atmosphere, the echoes of hymns and mantras lend a spiritual touch to the place providing positive feelings and transformations within. For this very reason, Rishikesh, India, is among the top destinations for undertaking yoga and spiritual retreats allowing the participants to indulge in subtle authentic yoga practices, to savour healthy food, to take part in refreshing activities, and to return home with new and improved wellbeing, perception, and lifestyle.

people practicing yoga plank pose during yoga retreat in rishikesh, india
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Restore from the daily setbacks, tensions, and monotony on a yoga retreat in Rishikesh, India: the heaven of yoga and adventure.

Manmohan Singh

Manmohan Singh

Manmohan Singh is a passionate yogi, yoga teacher and a traveller in India. He provides yoga teacher training in India. He loves writing and reading books related to yoga, health, nature and the Himalayas.

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