What is Yoga ?
Yoga = Unity Oneness. Derived from the Sanskrit word yog which means to join. The science of life, the integration of mind and body, the union of the spirit to the divine, via tools left behind from rishis, ascetics and yogis of ages past.The Eight Fold Path of Yoga (not to be confused with Buddha's Eight Fold Path), from sage Patanjali s yoga sutra delves deeply into the morality of living and plunges into the human psyche.
It consists of: Yama (self restraints), Niyama (self observances) Asana, Pranayama (breath techniques), Pratyahara (withdrawl of the senses), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation) and Samadhi (identification with pure consciousness).
To many, the mention of yoga conjures up images of postures (Asanas) to develop flexibility, general body health and of course awareness. This is just the beginning. While yoga's central theme remains the highest goal of the spiritual path; yogic practices can give direct and tangible benefits to everyone regardless of their spiritual aims.
There is an inter-relationship between yoga and meditation. Part of Lord Buddha s contribution to humanity was to focus on meditation to develop Samadhi (while focusing on a platform of ethics and morality). You can choose whether to focus wholly on yoga, or more specifically on meditation, or saturate yourself in both of these. For millennia, the Himalayas have played a key role in mankind s journey to self realisation. Its total isolation from the rest of the world, its serene solitude has been an ideal environment for looking within. Nepal has inherited this unique past which is evident in its every day life and culture when it comes to diving deep into your consciousness or floating in total awareness. It still does have individuals and institutions capable of guiding you to this noble path; to the cosmic universe which has an infinite beauty of its own.
There are many classes from which to choose. Kathmandu also offers many practitioners/Ayurvedic healers who hold yoga as a primary source for the treatment of illness. Please see Ayurveda Section. There are many branches of yoga, such as : raja, hatha, jnana, karma, bhakti, mantra, kundalini and laya. Make sure you are not selecting a particular branch at random. Here are a few tips for choosing the right path.
1.The teacher's personal conduct, as one who lives yoga ,
2.On which area of yoga do you wish to focus,
3.Ability to communicate with your teacher,
4.Opportunities for personalised instruction (if required),
5.Intensive/live in courses if desired.
6.Value for money.
What is Meditation ?
ipasana is one of the most ancient meditation techniques. Long lost to humanity, it was rediscovered by Gautum Buddha more than 2500 years ago. Vipassana means 'to see things as they really are'; it is the process of self purification by self observation. One starts by observing the natural breath to concentrate the mind.
With this sharpened awareness one proceeds to observe the changing nature of body and mind and experience the universal truths of impermanence, suffering and egolessness. The entire path (Dhamma) is a universal remedy for universal problems and has nothing to do with any organised religion or sectarianism. For this reason, it can be practised freely by all without conflict with race, caste or religion, in any place, and at any time and will prove equally beneficial to one and all.
Vipassana is an art of living which frees the individual from all the negativities of mind, such as anger, greed and ignorance. It is a practice which develops positive, creative energy for the betterment of the individual and society.
Benefits of Yoga:
This health and fitness practice provides both physical and mental therapy. It considers ageing as largely an artificial condition, caused mainly by autointoxication or self-poisoning. By keeping the body parts clean and well- lubricated, cell deterioration can be greatly reduced. To get the maximum benefits of Yoga one has to follow three main guidelines i.e.
More about Yoga:
Yoga exercises are customized on the spot with trained professionals combined with a tasteful, informative, innovative approach to nutritional healing. This will be the first yoga holidays where you will experience weight loss while enjoying food and be rested at the same time!
For the experienced, you will enjoy this yoga tours even more as your practice will be enhanced; introducing new techniques during your stay with us.
The emphasis on our yoga tours is giving you unique insights into what each destination has to offer. We will show you things that the average tourist won't experience because our local guides have an in-depth knowledge of each vibrant location.
We provide professionally run, friendly and fun Yoga Retreats and Yoga Holidays in Nepal. Nepal we offer Yoga Retreats with enjoy gourmet organic meals, daily yoga classes with your senior yoga instructor and other moving meditation practices including Bellydance, Feldenkrais, Qi Gong, Transformational Breath and Meditation.
On our Yoga in Nepal Tour, Nepali families will welcome you into their homes providing comfortable accommodations and delicious meals. This will be a chance to practice your Nepali and to learn about Nepali life, history, and perspectives. We will balance daily cultural excursions, tours, and of course Nepali dance lessons with a renewing yoga practice.
Ghale Treks keep our groups small at a maximum of 12 people with yoga instructor. This will ensure that personal touch and family atmosphere in which you will be afforded that all important individual attention enabling you to gain the most out of your trip.
The yoga holidays we offer are fully serviced and all inclusive in terms of accommodation, transportation, excursions, workshops, breakfast, lunch and dinner. This is subject to variations on each individual tour as each yoga tour is tailored to meet your requirements.
A minimum of two days? up to 6 weeks are the yoga holidays with the opportunity to have a customized yoga tour especially designed for you with no extra charge providing you even single person.
Our tour itineraries are extensively researched and infused with personal contacts and resources. Our Tour Leaders and Guides are experts in the field of interest and region of the tour. These are travel experiences you would not be able to create on your own. Besides all that, you will be well taken care of and can leave all your stress at home!
Daily Schedule of Yoga tours in Nepal:
5.30 A.M. getting up
6:00 morning walk through local village or mantra chanting and meditation
7:00 Shatkarma (yogic cleansing)
7:30 asanas (yogic postures) and pranayama (yogic breathing)
9:00 Seva (karma yoga - center help: gardening, kitchen, cleaning, etc.)
11:00 meditation and yogic discussion
12:30 P.M. lunch
1:00 personal time (stroll, study, bath)
2:30 yoga nidra (psychic sleep)
3:30 Seva (karma yoga - center help: gardening, kitchen, cleaning, etc.)
4:00 tea break
4:30 asanas (yogic postures) and pranayama (yogic breathing)
7:00 trataka (yogic gazing/concentration)or kirtan/bhajan (chanting with music)
We invite you to join us on a life-changing Yoga Tour, Yoga Journey or Yoga Retreat soon!
Note: If you are group traveller we can operate yoga treks in nepal it is upon customer requirement.
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