Step Into the Culture, Spiritualism, Health, Science and Modes of
Living in South India
journey in South India will give 10 people a 10 day awakening insight
into the ancient practices and rituals that are so commonplace in
India and so sought-after in the West.
You will begin your journey on the Malabar Coast of Kerala, home to
many of the old Spice Routes, and gain clarity from a program
featuring the following practices and activities. We combining tourism
with health, tradition and science to offer you a ‘contemplative
bridge’ into India.
Meditation and Yoga Nidra
A Tour Through The Western Ghats and Backwaters of Kerala
Ayurvedic Treatments and a Personal Consultation
Ayurveda in cooking and the Uses of Spices
The group will have the presence of renowned Yoga teacher Anil Kumar
from Yogaayaam and a local escort for the entire journey.
Pre-requisites? None. All we ask is that those who apply:
1) Have a passion to learn, and are not just looking for a ‘quick-fix’
2) Are seeking a degree of detoxification or realignment
3) Have an interest in India
When? Last 10 days of November 2016
Where? South India
Applicants need only to click “Apply” below and tell us your name,
age, industry and why you want to take this journey. Applicants will
hear from us within 48 hours and successful applicants will move
forwards to the next stages.
"Yoga is a system of exercise for physical and mental well being. It
combines stylized poses with deep breathing and meditation. The term
Yoga is itself derived from a Sanskrit word meaning to join together.
The ultimate aim in yoga is to unite the human soul with the universal
Yoga was developed about 5000 yrs ago. The first written description
was found in "Yoga Sutra's", attributed to Patanjali. According to
Patanjali, within the human body there are channels called Nadi and
centres called Chakra. If these channels and centres are trapped,
energy hidden in the body can be released. This energy is called
Patanjali stated eight stages of Yoga:
(universal moral commandments)
(self-purification through discipline)
(withdrawal of mind from external objects)
(state of super consciousness)
different stages present in Yoga, there are various forms of
discipline touching different aspects of human life. These disciplines
include Hath-Yoga (Physical exercise), Gyan-Yoga or Dhyan-Yoga
(exercise for the mind and intellect) and Karma-Yoga (discipline
actions in daily life).
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.
With the regular practice of Asanas, we can control our cholesterol
level, reduce weight, normalize blood pressure and improve cardiac
performance. Asanas harmonize our mental energy flow by clearing any
blockages in the subtle body, leading to mental equilibrium and
The practice of Pranayama, the correct breathing technique, helps to
manipulate our energies. Most of us breath incorrectly (only
thoracically not using our abdomen, thereby utilizing only half of our
lung capacity). Pranayama is a technique wherein it re-educates our
breathing process, helps to release tension and develop a relaxed
state of mind. It balances our nervous system, reduces the need for
sleep and encourages creative thinking. Increasing oxygen to our
brain, improves mental clarity, alertness and physical well being.
Yoga Nidra is a form of meditation. Performed while lying on the back
in the Shavasana pose. It relaxes the physiological and psychological
systems. This technique completely rejuvenates the body and mind,
giving a sense of well being.
More and more doctors are prescribing meditation as a way to lower
blood pressure, improve exercise performance in people with angina,
help asthmatics breathe easier, relieve insomnia and generally ease
the everyday stresses of life. Meditation is a safe and simple way to
balance a person’s physical, emotional and mental states. The concept
of meditation works on the principle that when the mind is calm and
focused on the present, it is neither reacting to memories from the
past nor being preoccupied with plans for the future, two major
sources of chronic stress known to impact health.
"There are several techniques of meditation but they all have one
thing in common – focus on questioning the busy mind."
forms of meditation can be broadly classified into concentrative
meditation focuses attention on a breath, an image, or a sound
(mantra), in order to still the mind and allow greater awareness and
clarity to emerge.
The simplest form of concentrative meditation is to sit quietly and
focus attention on the breath.
Yoga and meditation practitioners believe that there is a direct
correlation between one’s breath and one’s state of the mind. As one
focuses one’s awareness on the breath, the mind becomes absorbed in
the rhythm of inhalation and exhalation. As a result, breathing will
become slower and deeper, and the mind will become more tranquil and
persons sits quietly and simply witnesses whatever goes through the
mind, not reacting or becoming involved with thoughts, memories,
worries, or images. This helps to gain a more calm, clear and
non-reactive state of mind.
show that after meditation, reactions are faster, creativity greater
and comprehension broader. In addition, by silencing the mind,
meditation can also put one in touch with the self, allowing the
body’s own inner wisdom to be heard.
People from all over the world, now come to India, to experience
healing and Wellness programs. At Xasmin Travels,
after careful scrutiny and in-depth research, we have put together a
few Yoga & Meditation Packages, for Ayurveda Resorts in Kerala, as
well as elsewhere in India.