The guru tells us to strike the meditative posture, palms facing upwards, and close our eyes. “Be comfortable, relax your body,” he says. Easier said than done, I think – it’s taking much of my concentration just to keep my legs crossed. We begin our breathing exercises: the guru, called Mantra, starts to chant “om” and we follow suit. I can’t help looking out the corner of my eye at the other students, as we chant over and over. I’m not a natural meditator, and I feel ridiculous.
Nowadays, tourists come to Nepal as much for a quick fix of spiritual enlightenment as for the mountains. Meditation retreats and yoga centres catering to foreigners have proliferated in the majority-Hindu country where Buddha was born. But are they any good? I’ve never done yoga before and am...
During times of stress, or when heightened concentration is needed, focusing on one’s breathing or doing breathing exercises can indeed change the brain. This has potential application to individuals in a variety of professions that require extreme focus and agility. Athletes, for example, have long been known to utilize breathing to improve their performance. Now, this research puts science behind that practice.
Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing neurosurgery, shows that breathing can also change your brain.Simply...
Evolved by the sages over thousands of years ago, Yoga is a holistic system for rebalancing the mind, body and spirit which elevates the level of human consciousness and results in a state of eternal bliss. There can be no better place to learn and practice the ancient art of Yoga in Himalayas amidst the majestic mountains and serene valleys of the Himalayas which is believed to be the locus origins of Yoga itself.
1.Here are the top four reasons why you should choose to unwind yourself with Yoga in Himalayas .
• Himalayas with its lush green forests of pines, cedars etc, snow-capped peaks and secluded valleys traversed by serpentine roads offer the perfect backdrop to practice Yoga. The quiet and serene environs of the Himalayas provide the ideal setting t...