Strength training has been proven to prevent diseases and degenerative conditions, increase energy, decrease anxiety, increase bone density, build a strong heart, and reduce blood pressure. Typically, when you talk about sculpting the body, you think about HIIT circuits and the weight room. And yoga is, wrongly known, only as a good option for warm-up, stretching, and never seems to be considered a workout.
It’s no secret that we live in perhaps the most stressful times there ever were. Even if our material comfort is perhaps greater (for those of us privileged enough), the daily grind takes a higher and higher mental toll. Only the levels of information we absorb daily are a huge and incredible source of mental strain, never mind the emotional pressure.
Stress, and its physical symptoms, affects 77% of the population as reported by the American Institute of Stress. Over 90% of doctor visits can be traced back to stress in some way from poor digestion, disrupted sleep, increase heart attack/stroke risks, compromises our immune system, increase in anxiety symptoms and more.
It might sound like a contradiction, but if you’re after the idea of living an authentic yoga experience, while also having a fun sophisticated time, Goa is India’s best place to visit. India’s mixture of Portuguese and Hindu traditions makes it a unique place where you will find the best of both cultures. It boasts an impressive architecture, a deep spiritual feeling and an easy-going light spirit characteristic of its people.
You can be certain that Goa offers something for all tastes. You can indulge on its many pristine beaches; or head to Calangute or Baga for some superb dining experiences; or you may grab a book and head down to Morjim or Agonda beaches for a truly relaxing break from life; or even if you’d like to explore the night life after your yoga retreat, Goa has some of the best parties in India!
The territory of Goa used to be part of the Portuguese State of India. This area was ruled by Portugal soon after Vasco da Gama anchored off Goa’s coast in 1498, up until 1961 when it was recovered by the Republic of India.
Mid-November to mid-February
Rainy season, mid-June to October
Arambol, Mandrem Beach, Anjuna, Ashwem Beach
Goa is known as a true mecca for yogis. A yoga heaven since the ‘60s, it is most renowned for its abundance of retreats and yoga teacher training programs.
The Groove Yoga Festival (October), Zambhala (December), Yoga Rainbow Festival (April)
diphtheria, polio and tetanus, typhoid, hepatitis A, cholera.
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