As “raja” means king, Raja yoga is also known as Royal yoga. It is known as the oldest system of yoga, one that helps you control not only your body, but your emotions and your mind too. On a Raja yoga retreat, you will focus on meditation practices and learn the path to self-knowledge. You will experience an ancient yoga style, as it was taught by the early masters. Some Raja yoga holidays also offer discussions on yoga philosophy.
Maharishi Patanjali –the Father of Yoga– said in his Yoga Sutras that the objective of Yoga is “Chitta Vritti Nirodha,” which means the removal of the patterns of consciousness and that one can experience pure awareness.
The Golden Gate Bridge vs Disneyland; Yosemite vs Joshua Tree; Stanford vs USC. California is so big that its diversity has created somewhat of a mild debate about which end is cooler. But which one is better for a yoga retreat?
Among all the gorgeous regions of Bali, Ubud is the number one choice for most yoga enthusiasts. Thousands of yogis come to this Zen rural area each year to enjoy the unique combination of ancient landmarks, mesmerizing landscapes, incredible food scene, fascinating culture, and much more.
California is one of the biggest melting pots in the world. Its diversity, nice weather and open-minded people created a fertile land for yoga to grow. And boy did it flourish! Nowadays, it’s arguably the best place for yoga in the Western Hemisphere.
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