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Yoga has been an ancient practice that has its roots in India. Meditation is one process of movement involved within the system of yoga. Yoga also is centered around several breathing exercises performed in special asanas or postures. As a result, yoga brings the total well-being of an individual. Samwarthika Ayurveda Hospital in Ernakulam provides the best yoga and meditation retreat in Kerala. For us, the well-being of one’s mind is equally important as physical health and we work towards the improvement of the patient’s mental peace of mind. This way, the patient gets to stay positive towards their physical health indicators. Likewise, the yoga and meditation retreat treatment we provide at Samwarthika Ayurveda Hospital enables individuals to regulate their mental and physical wellness. In the same way, we also have the best yoga practitioners in line to train and treat our patients effectively.

Yoga and Meditation in Kerala

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The praises and benefits of yoga are popular not only at regional levels but also at international levels. Indians and especially people in Kerala hold great pride for yoga’s Indian origin and roots. Yoga and meditation are more like a lifestyle rather than just a retreat option. With regular practice and execution, yoga and meditation can be life-changing for people who struggle with anxiety and stress issues. At our Samwarthika Ayurveda Hospital in Ernakulam, we help our patients to benefit the most out of our yoga and meditation package. With the right guidance and training, we also try to educate our patients on the poses and exercises they are made to perform. As a result, after our retreat, you can go on maintaining your yoga and meditation routine and make it a part of your daily life to make it even more beneficial for your health and wellness.

Yoga is administered in a way that combines various physical postures (which contributes to ‘asanas’), correctly timed breathing patterns with the right amount of concentration. This enables the patient to focus more on their well-being that they even take notice of even the slightest breath they take. Moreover, the whole idea of meditation and yoga leads to the ability of oneself to tame and control their bodily actions to activate their best state of well-being. As a result of its enduring practice and execution, one can improve their ability to be calm, flexible, and immune to conflicting indicators in life.

Yoga made its most ancient appearance in the sacred text of Rig Veda which is a collection of sacred hymns and mantras. The word yoga found its root in ‘yuj’, i.e a union. yoga consists of 6 branches that are categorized based on its objectives, angle of focus, and characteristics. These six branches are – hatha yoga, raja yoga, karma yoga, bakthi yoga, jnana yoga, and tantra yoga.

In the modern-day, yoga lays more emphasis on practicing certain postures and exercises timed with breathing to enhance one’s strength and ability. The choice of these postures and yoga positions are confirmed by taking into account one’s health condition and their expectation on what needs to be improved or fixed.

Most of the time, people confuse the art of meditation with a mere activity of concentration. But it is a lot more to that. One needs to stay focused and concentrated while performing meditation and at the same time one has to detach themselves from undesirable thoughts. As a result, meditation will take one to a stage where one can find complete peace and solace. This does not happen all of a sudden and requires a certain amount of practice and dedication. Think of how the ancient gurus mentioned in religious texts practiced meditation to acquire moksha or spiritual enlightenment. It is said that they took months or at times years to reach that point. The whole idea, therefore, is to practice freeing oneself from the unwanted threads of thoughts to focus and embrace one’s inner peace. At Samwarthika Ayurveda Hospital, we train and guide you to reach this level of tranquility through our yoga and meditation retreat in Kerala.

Benefits of Yoga and Meditation

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One of the most common reasons for people practicing yoga is to reduce their tension and stress levels and to keep up with the hassles of their hectic life. But to reap the right benefits, one will have to train their senses and their body to sustain the progress they make while practicing yoga. This is best when you trust experts in the niche to train and guide you. Samwarthika Ayurveda Hospital provides you the same and with us, you get to embrace the perfect experience of yoga and meditation retreat.

Apart from improving your complete state of being and overall immune health, yoga and meditation are also said to benefit people to improve blood circulation and in a way, it reduces the risks for heat-related illness among the practitioners. Depression is another battle that a majority of people go through these days. With the effective practice of yoga, it is said that people can reduce the levels of their stress hormones (like cortisol which is linked with the cause of depression in many people). Also, yoga and meditation will benefit people to fight chronic pain thus restoring the flexibility in one’s body. Sleep is another element in an individual’s life that will have a direct impact on a person’s health. Yoga and meditation improve one’s sleep quality as well and this way several other disorders arising from the lack of good quality sleep also stand rectified.

Difference between Yoga and Meditation

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It is a commonly misinterpreted fact that both yoga and meditation are the same. Even though in practice, they are combined and administered to provide several health benefits to people, they differ in certain ways. If you consider yoga to be a tree, meditation will be a tree branch in it. Meditation is part of the whole structure of Yoga. Yoga involves the incorporation of both physical as well as mental exercises in its regime while meditation is more on the mental exercise side. Yoga comes with postures, asanas, and breathing exercises while meditation is all about controlling your senses by ensuring mindful focus. Apart from the differences they hold, the combination of yoga and meditation is surely a magical bliss and helps people not only to live in a healthy body but also in possessing a healthy mind. Come discover the endless possibilities and benefits the combination of yoga and meditation can offer you at Samwarthika Ayurveda Hospital.