So, they tell you Ashtanga Yoga is hard and can be an absolutely defeating exercise for the uninitiated. But then, how long can you fail? Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the grand master of Ashtanga Yoga in the modern times, and the very man who has codified and postulated the classical Indian yoga style into the modern for as we know it, holds a different take on the challenge.
‘Anyone can practice’, he says. ‘Young man can practice. Old man can practice. Very old man can practice. Man who is sick, he can practice. Man who doesn’t have strength can practice. Except lazy people; lazy people can’t practice Ashtanga yoga.’– asserts Sri Pattabhi Jois. Practice is the key. Only practice can unlock the terrific potential held within each individual. If you like the idea of a supremely strength-building, dynamic, and a heightened challenging routine of great exercise then you ought to give Ashtanga a try. Invest all your energy into building a steady, unwavering, and mindful practice. The benefits shall be coming!
What might help your endeavor though is a good bit of initiation and training under experts and a comfortable infrastructure of the learning environment? A luxury Ashtanga Yoga Retreat In India can fulfill these terms much to satisfaction and here is how the experience is going to look like–
Luxury Accommodation At Exquisite Indian Locations
Your yoga journey must be a beautiful one. Browse luxury retreats in the country at venues of spiritual, natural, and cultural exquisiteness, for you need to come in contact with the diverse, inherently spiritual, and naturally splendorous landscape of rare beauty that the ancient country of India really is. Travel to the Himalayas to the picturesque hill station of Darjeeling or further north to the thriving holy river Ganges cascading down in the holy town of Rishikesh. Find your way to ‘God’s own country’ Kerala to bathe in the bliss of the southern seas and to Hampi, in the shadow of the ancient golden kingdom of Vijayanagara. Yoga at these places will let you become one with the soul of India.
A Seamless Move Into the Ashtanga Beginner’s Guide
The beginning steps in Ashtanga could be the most challenging and also misguided if you are not with the right teacher. Also, an infrastructure of peace, comfort, and composure is highly necessary to engage deeply and full into the discipline. A luxury yoga retreat can assure both at a cost that’s pretty much worth it.
Concentrating Upon the ‘Breath’ Element
Breath is central to yogic exercise. It is regarded as prana, the life force, flowing of which affirms health and prosperity in a being. Ashtanga exercises are designed to connect the breath with the body most intricately. When you are on the mat, you can forget your past, all your worries, and just be present with your entire focus upon the coming and go of your breath, reiterating that life is yours.
Understanding the ‘Vinyasa’ Flow Movement
The aspect of ‘Vinyasa’ or the characteristic ‘flow’ style of Ashtanga Yoga is again integrally connected with the breath. Between one posture and another, between one sequence and another, breath must be the only anchor. Vinyasa flow makes Ashtanga irresistibly interesting as performing the asanas this way makes yoga like a dance. Spontaneous, soulful, and very pronouncedly felt in the body and mind.
The Art of Starting Small and Building Up Incrementally
Ashtanga Yoga often gets a bad name for the huge level of challenge it poses. But, if you attend two weeks of training at a luxury Ashtanga yoga retreat in India, you will learn the secret of a successful Ashtangi. Starting small and building up incrementally works for acclimating the body and mind to the routine.
Association With Like-minded Fellow Yogis
Luxury Ashtanga Yoga retreats in India are all about taking joy in meeting a global community of like-minded yogis. Practicing, taking trips together, participating in workshops as a team, retreats have a whole angle of socializing to it.
Yoga Philosophy and History to Know the Origin
Discover an entire segment at these retreats dedicated to yoga philosophy. Readings from seminal yoga texts, spiritual congregation or Satsang with the masters, the performance of certain yogic devotional rituals etc., on the retreat will take you closer to yoga origins.
Ayurvedic Spa Treatments With a Holistic Health Approach
Ayurvedic treatments are part and parcel of luxury Ashtanga yoga retreats in India. Rejuvenating spas, abhyanga massage, panchakarma detox, and more are available at the in-house spa with a holistic health approach.
Sattvic Indian Cuisine Vegetarian Food
A Sattvic diet with vegetarian delicacies of the Indian cuisine is all for your devouring on a luxury Ashtanga yoga fare. It’s one big reason to hop in for the course.