Yoga in Himalayas
Yoga in Himalayas
Tours and Travels is engaged in the promotion of tourism in Garhwal Himalayas.
Garhwal Himalayas is described as the Abode of Gods as the sacred
shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri and Hemkund Sahib lie here
apart from the sources of sacred rivers Ganga and Yamuna.
Skanda Purana, our ancient text, records- In a hundred ages of the Gods
I could not tell the glories of the Himalayas. As the dew is dried up by the
morning sun, so are the sins of mankind by the sight of the Himalayas.
It is natural that pilgrims from India and abroad throng to pay obeisance to
the deities. Here Vedas are chanted and the glacial valleys reverberate with
prayers as the pilgrims share their faith with each other.
There are three different kinds of pilgrimages, each consisting of five sacred
spots. Panch Badri consists of five shrines raised to Lord Vishnu. b. Panch
Kedar pays homage to Lord Shiva. c. Panch Prayag consists of the five confluences
of the holy rivers.
The word yoga, in Hindi pronounced as Yog, is derived from Sanskrit word yuj
which means to join or unite. Yoga is an ancient Indian science and art. The
practice of yoga integrates the body, mind and soul. Yoga can be practiced by
all irrespective of colour, caste, creed, sex and race.
The ancient seers laid down four ways by which the practitioner can attain samadhi
or spiritual salvation,the goal of yoga.These are
Jnana Marg :
The path of knowledge.
Karma Marg :
The path of action.
Bhakti Marg :
The path of selfless devotion.
Dhyan Marg :
The path of introspection whereby pupil learns to cleanse
the body, control the senses and restrains fluctuations of the mind. Dhyan Marg
is clearly explained by Sage Patanjali
Sage Patanjali was the first person to present the ancient tradition of yoga
in a systematic way. Thus he is considered the father of yoga. In his most
important work- The Yog Sutras of Patanjali, he presented an eight fold path
for attaining salvation. The path is called Ashtang Yog i.e. it is eight part
YOGA, MEDITATION AND HOLISTIC LIVING
courses are designed and based on Patanjalis Ashtang Yog propounded in
the Yog Sutras. The concept of Yoga is based on Shrimad Bhagawad Gita which
is considered the greatest literature on yoga. Besides this the spiritual practitioners
will be introduced to Yog Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Gherand Samhita.
This leads to self realization and understanding the true meaning of Nirvana
or Moksha, which is freedom from the cycle of births and deaths. However, there
exist many misconceptions regarding the word Yoga and its practice.
Parmarth Niketan is the largest ashram in Rishikesh, lying on the holy banks
of Mother Ganga, in the lap of the lush Himalayas in Swargashram. Parmarth
Niketan conducts a variety of yoga programmes which includes lectures on aspects
of glorious Indian culture. There are frequent camps in which spiritual practioners
come from across the world to take part in intensive programmes on Yoga, Meditation,
Pranayama, Stress Management, Acupressure and other Indian ancient sciences.
With the assistance of Yogacharyas from Parmath Niketan, We are offering programmes
on yoga for one day, one week and one month. The programmes will consist of
Yogasanas, Pranayama, Meditation as well as discussions on various aspects
of spirituality and Indian culture. A highlight of the Yoga Programmes is
attending the special Ganga Arti Ceremony (light and fire ceremony) performed
in evening at sundown at Ganga Ghat. Yoga Programmes can also be organized
at other tourist destinations.
2 Nights / 3 days.
Destination Covered : Rishikesh
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