Last Updated: August 31, 2018 Shefali Sinha
Tourists from across the globe have been visiting the best yoga retreat in the lap of the Himalayas, Rishikesh with the sole motive of seeking serendipity and learning a step towards building a healthier life. The abundance of natural beauty on this land helps in making the environment more calm giving tourists more reasons to visit this finest wellness retreat in the world. It is not for nothing Rishikesh is called the Yoga Capital Of the World, this destination in Uttarakhand is a favourite hub for the age-old practice of yoga which has benefits like stress relief, weight loss, stronger immunity, better breathing, controlling circulation and many more. It wouldn’t be incorrect to say that Rishikesh houses world’s most scenic Yoga ashrams and also hosts the famed International Yoga and Music festival with the motive of spreading awareness about yoga. Now imagine being surrounded by the Great Himalayas and sitting on the banks of River Ganges, what better environment can you ask for than this to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing trip with the advantage of practising yoga at the best ashrams? Read along to know everything about yoga and its benefits and plan that perfect trip to Rishikesh.
Getting Relief from Stress
Stress is something which one undergoes at some or the other time. Few manage to dodge it while few learn to live with it. Well, let me tell you my friend, stress is doing nothing good for you and your health. People, in order to get relief from it, start taking western medicines which in turn somehow makes the immunity weak. Stress can easily be spotted because its symptoms are a headache, neck pain, back pain, anxiety, etc and to get a relief from it, intake of tablets is not a solution. Maybe it will make you feel good and relieved at that moment but it is affecting your immunity.
So the best way to get over it and be healthy is practicing yoga. Practicing yoga regularly will eventually lead you to a better and healthy life. Now just imagine, practicing yoga amid a natural environment, quite away from the pollution and stress of the city. The best way to have a better life is to spend some time in Rishikesh. While you are here, try practicing some yoga at Parmarth Ashram and treat yourself to a stress-free life.
Get-Rid of that Unwanted fat with Yoga
People have claimed that they prefer gym over yoga and it is perfectly fine. There is a difference that some don’t understand and it requires to be talked about. Gym is good for people who aim at getting fit at a faster rate, have their muscles all pumped up, having all different kinds of supplements and what not but Yoga delivers something else. Surely it takes time but where do you have to run? Getting fit in a healthy manner definitely means no harm.
A regular practice of yoga will lead you to your desired weight and that too in a healthy manner. This practice will help you in building a strong immune system and the loss of bad bacterias and fat that are present in your body. Surya Namaskar or Sun salutation and Kapalbhati Pranayam are the best yoga activities that will help you in getting into shape in a healthy manner.
Meditate to Gain Inner Peace in Some Amazing Yoga Ashrams
To gain inner peace, people visit places or do activities that calm their mind and help relax their body. Sometimes visiting places that offer such an environment that helps you build a shield of positivity around you eventually lead to the development of peace in your mind. When your mind is at peace, you will have a feeling of happiness and calmness and this feeling will make you feel good.
The combination of Rishikesh and Yoga is something that offers peace and relaxation of stiff muscles in the body. It also provides a sense of calmness to the mind. With regular practice of yoga, one can achieve inner peace without meditating in a cave for 100 years. With affordable yoga courses available in Rishikesh you can also find inner peace at Sivananda Ashram.
Get Better Flexibility in a Natural Way
This has to be true. Yoga loosens the stiff muscles of your body and makes you flexible. Being flexible is important in every sense. If your body becomes stiff, it will only result in making you feel old even before you actually age. You’ll have joint pains, cramps, muscle spasms, etc, but with the practice of yoga on a regular basis, you might look 35 even when you are 55. Yoga effects you in a healthy manner and to perform some asanas, you have to have a flexible body. While being in shape and being flexible is a bonus for you. You will enjoy your life with more enthusiasm and could perform activities without having any pain.
To understand better, take a look at this- a person who has been practicing yoga for years can easily climb a trek whereas a person who has not been into yoga feels tired way too soon. This is because the former has flexible muscles and can perform activities like these without much pain whereas the latter seems to have stiff muscles and pain resides where there is a stiffness in your muscles. So, get free from the stiffness present in your muscles with a regular practice of yoga and what better place to do so other than Rishikesh which offers the top yogshalas for de-stressing and detoxification and courses for better flexibility.
Improved Immunity is Essential for Everybody
A strong immune system is a proof of the healthy body. The lifestyle, nowadays, of people is based on the consumption of various kinds of junk food and beverages. Which somehow is affecting our immunity and to improve the immunity system, yoga is the best exercise to do. Yoga is an activity which asks one to attain utter calmness and relaxes his mind which affects our body. Immunity system of our body helps us in keeping ourselves fit and healthy. To be healthy, the best way is to go natural.
Ditching the western medicines and adapting the natural method is the best way to build your immunity system and stay healthy. This regular practice of yoga will help to detox our lymphatic system, help in a good circulation of blood and getaway rid of stress hormones. Plan a yoga-oriented trip to Rishikesh and experience some affordable courses that will help you gain knowledge and confidence in yoga and yourself.
Yoga Makes You Stay in the Present
Regular yoga practice helps in keeping the mind aware of the surroundings. This statement is well heard and talked about. But what is so unusual about this you ask, well to answer your question, yoga is a natural and healthy set of exercises which should be performed in order to stay fit. A regular practice of yoga could lead to an active mind which means, it will help you in better concentration, in being in the present and reacting appropriately to the activities happening in the surroundings.
Having a sharp memory and being good in coordination will act as a bonus for you. So, with a regular practice of yoga will help you stay mentally active and be more productive. One of the best yoga ashrams to practice it is Parmarth Niketan. This ashram holds courses which will help the beginners as well as experienced people.
Yoga is Best for Better Breathing
Breathing is an essential part of our lives and we all agree to the fact that a slight uneasiness in breathing makes us worried about the reasons. Unhealthy eating habits and irregular lifestyle with increasing pollution are some of the reasons for this breathing problem. In order to survive in this harmful environment, yoga is the only option that can rescue one. A regular practice of yoga helps in improving your breathing and reducing stress.
While doing Pranayama, a yoga activity for better breathing, the process of slow breathing releases the relaxing hormone and this allows the mind to take a break and help calm down the body. And while you are there, doing activities which will help calm you down, what better destination could you ask for than Rishikesh? The land of spirituality and being surrounded by the Himalayan range gives a feeling which will only help one to breathe rather properly and make their yoga holiday to India more enjoyable.
Improved Circulation Means a Healthy and Great Look
For our body to be active and healthy, blood circulation requires to be done regularly and at a good pace. Girls all over the world want healthier hair, radiant skin, and a gorgeous body. Even though I believe that everybody looks perfect the way they naturally are but there is no harm in getting an upgrade that to naturally. The best way to achieve these goals in a healthy manner is to adopt yoga because it helps in a regular circulation of blood which affects hair, skin as well as organs by transporting nutrients and oxygen to them.
Yoga practice at beautiful ashrams of Rishikesh will act as a benefit for your healthy development. Practicing at Sadhana Mandir and Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama Ashram will help you improve your cardiac system as well as your blood circulation and keep you fresh and fit for long.
Yoga Helps in Controlling the Cravings
Even though the effect of yoga on weight has been discussed before, this point helps in clearing few doubts which might have existed in your mind. How can yoga help in weight management? Or how can you say that it helps in stopping the cravings or even hunger? Well, the answer is NO. this does not stop your cravings or your wish to have food which you might think will increase your weight. Firstly, the intake of food never will increase your weight but if you increase the intake of unhealthy food, probably junk food, that will make your weight increase much more than you need it to. Practicing yoga will help you fight those cravings and encourage you to consume some healthy food. Now to clarify how your weight increases.
When you eat some food be it any healthy or unhealthy food, it contains some percentage of fat. That fat needs to be executed from your body but due to the non-movement of muscles it starts residing in your body and making your body its home. When the fat is not thrown out of your body, it eventually gets added to your weight so that is why when you weigh yourself, you see an increase in it. People rush to gyms to get rid of that fat, I say why to do so when the best you can do is practice regular yoga. And this something that you can do even when you’re treating yourself with some adventure and happy moments. Take a trip to Rishikesh and stay at Patanjali International Yoga Foundation and experience the best of yoga. This place offers you the best yoga classes and courses which will enhance you and keep you healthy while you enjoy your yoga trip in the hills.
Yoga is Beneficial for Easing Migraine
Migraine is such a disease which affects your health severely and that pain is unimaginable for people who don’t have this disease. In this disease, the patient experiences a severe headache whose pain ranges from medium to extreme. Some experience it occasionally while some deal with it almost daily. Even though I do not discourage the intake of regular medicines, but I suggest that with the western medication, the patients should also practice yoga.
This natural healing activity will help the patient to feel better within months. What also will make a patient feel better is a vacation in the hills. Between the Himalayas and the Ganges flowing beside you feel automatically give you a feeling of calmness and relaxation. To enjoy this, while you are in Rishikesh, try to visit Rishikesh school of Yoga. this natural remedy will help you or the patient feel better than before and ease this pain of migraine.
Yoga is Great for Cardiovascular Problems
Cardiovascular is a term related to the situation of heart. How is your heart responding and how is it reacting with your regular day-to-day activities defines the condition of your health. If you feel tired soon or if you get ill frequently or your head spins often, this very much indicates that you need some exercise in your life to stay fit for long. Now to answer the question of how Yoga affects the heart? the answer is simple and related to your daily activities.
High blood pressures are no good to your body and it increases the risk of heart attacks, memory loss or even kidney failures. A regular practice of yoga will help you to combat those vicious diseases and live a happy and healthy life. Not just blood pressure but even the stress factor affects the heart and this all can be taken care of in a simple and healthy manner. Yoga has the ability to reduce the possibility of high blood pressure and help in controlling the stress factor when practiced regularly. It is a benefit for the people who reside in Rishikesh but the people who don’t should plan a trip to this gorgeous location and stay at Phool Chatti Ashram to experience some amazing and affordable yoga courses and classes that will add up to the amazing view of Rishikesh.
Yoga Benefits in Sleeping Better
When you are tired from doing the regular jobs and need some rest, don’t you feel agitated when you don’t get a good sleep? Well, I found a great solution for that and it is Yoga. Yoga actually helps you get a good sleep as it helps calm the nervous system of our body. Yoga asanas like Uttanasana, Halasanas, and Savasanas are the best postures that are required to be done while you prepare to sleep. There needs to be a time duration of at least three hours between your sleep and dinner which will help you get a good sleep.
Our body requires sleep of 6-8 hours of perfect sleep in order to perform and be active the next day. This target is not achieved as we are all so busy in our lives and work that the required amount of rest is not given to our body, this is why yoga is essential to control the pace of our mind and calm the nervous system. To enjoy a peaceful sleep, we need to give rest to our mind and the best thing to do is to take a break from the busy life and enjoy a vacation in Rishikesh. And not affecting your yoga practice, you can enjoy your trip as well as yoga in Omkarananda ashram. They offer you some of the best yoga courses and while you explore the city, relax by taking these courses and enjoy your trip.
Best Yoga Ashrams in Rishikesh
With a serene view, Rishikesh also provides some spiritual relaxing places. To find a spot amid the Himalayan Range will surely act as a bonus for the practioniors as well as beginners who have adopted or have started to adopt yoga for a better and healthy life. I’ll help you by providing a list of the best yogshalas or ashrams of Rishikesh and let you get a relief from the hectic scouting of these places. Also, this list will include the Yoga ashrams that provide yoga classes and courses that are much affordable and let you enjoy your fitness trip to India:
If you have always thought of doing something else, which does not fall into the category of the monotonous actions of every tourist, then this blog is basically for you. Now that you know what to do when in Rishikesh other than exploring the city and enjoying the camping and trekking in the gorgeous place, planning a yoga-oriented trip is something out of the box.
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Published: 29 Aug, 2018
Shefali Sinha is someone who has always been in love with new places and has always tried to explore the unexplored. Traveling for her has always been an escape from the city life. Trying different cuisines, having exotic beverages and capturing every moment in the camera lens are her ways of enjoying life.