In our country, fitness has a mixed focus. There are some who are fitness freaks there are others who don’t care much about it. However, actors like Shraddha Arya, Vin Rana, Shabir Ahluwalia, Shikha Singh, Adnan Khan, etc have been doing a great job at motivating fans to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Hitting the gym might not be possible for the many of us today, but there are alternate ways to get fit and yoga is one of the most followed routines by a lot of celebs. Though there are a lot of options like zumba, pilates, kickboxing Kundali Bhagya’s Preeta aka Shraddha Arya practices yoga.
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If you find this form of exercise inspiring, here are seven meditation centres in India you could visit.
This giant gold-plated structure is quite famous and has around 2400 people contributing to its welfare. This place is not so much known for meditation, but people visit here to practice silent concentration. If you plan to visit Auroville do note, entry is free here, but if you plan to live in that place you need to arrange your accommodation. Also, you would be required to support yourself financially.
Just a few hours away from the hustle and bustle of Mumbai, you can find some peace in Pune’s meditation resort. Around nature, you can be a part of 10 meditation sessions every day that start early morning. There are also a lot of recreational facilities inside the resort. At nights they usually have music performances and movie screenings. The place is open for anyone and everyone, of course, at a price and also passing the HIV test is important.
This is one of the biggest spiritual retreats known for practising Vipassana meditation techniques. While you attain a lot of peace while you are here if you plan to visit this meditation centre there are some rules you need to follow. You need to stay away from alcohol and sex, also, the place forbids any connection to the outer world. Even non-verbal communication is not allowed here, except for limited interaction with the teacher and management.
In case, if you are not very comfortable around men at a meditation centre and want to get spiritual peace with your girl gang, the Lotus of Desert Retreat is where you should visit. This meditation centre is exclusively for women. Apart from meditating, this place also focuses on travelling and exploring Rajasthan, through experiencing sunrise and sunsets, while hiking. You need to pay if you stay at the retreat and it is not too heavy on the pocket.
This yoga retreat is quite famous for finding inner well-being and when you visit you feel energised. It is located on the Velliangiri Mountains and spreads across 150 acres. They provide four paths of yoga and there is also a temple of Lord Shiva. On-site accommodation is available here and there is a huge meditation hall where events are held throughout the year. The best part is they provide yoga for children too, and some courses are open to all.
This is another popular place where you can indulge in yoga and meditation, without compromising on the basic comforts of life. Towards every end of the day, there is an aarti on the banks of the river with music that people attend. A few more things to keep in mind while you are at the place is that accommodation is strictly for devotees and shouldn’t go beyond 15 days. Smoking, drinking, playing cards, watching TV or any other recreational activity is prohibited.
Yes, Delhi is not just known for its parties and food but let us tell you it also has a renowned meditation centre. This retreat has centres in more than 100 countries, Delhi has the national centre. Here you can learn different meditation techniques which can calm your mind. They have two-hour sessions for five days a week.
Next time if you are planning a trip try opting for a spiritual one and visit one of these places. Which of the above do you plan to experience? Comment below.
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