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This retreat is perfect for those of you who want a yoga-based all natural regime balanced with your limited period of holidays. The aim here is to take you on a journey of self-discovery, to harness and purify your body and mind energies, and give a spiritual perspective to actions and emotions. This can be achieved through classical Hatha yoga (postures), pranayama (breathing), and pratyahara (meditation) processes which you will get in this retreat
Rooms at Manthan Yogic Village are lavishly furnished for a luxurious stay. They are decorated with rich, warm interiors, and contemporary amenities. These rooms are a perfect choice to unwind in tranquility.
Once you arrived at the venue, you will get a consultation session with the in-house Ayurvedic doctor who will prescribe you with 14 Ayurvedic treatment sessions. There will also be a consultation session with a yoga acharya who will also give you 10 personalized yoga sessions. Every morning, you will have a meditation or pranayama session. The yoga classes will be held in the morning and the afternoon during sunset every day.
Despite all its popularity, today very few people truly know what meditation is. Some regard meditation as the mental concentration on something, others consider that people meditate when they imagine something that gives them peace or satisfaction. All these methods are being with one goal to slow down and eventually completely stop the incessant activity of their minds.
These exercises are not really meditation, they are substitutes for meditation because it is normally very difficult to stop the mind altogether. In reality, meditation is a state of thoughtless awareness. It is not an act of doing, it is an act of awareness. People doing meditation are either in this state or not, regardless of what they are doing in life. Truly, a man can be in meditation while doing his day’s labors as another man can when he is very far from meditation while sitting in a lotus posture on the top of a mountain.
When people take a look at the various explanations of meditation, another thing they often see is that meditation is defined as taking a moment to sit quietly or to ponder. True meditation however, is much more than this. It is a state of profound, deep peace that occurs when the mind is calm and silent, yet completely alert.
This is just the beginning of an inner transformation that takes you to a higher level of awareness. This enables you to fulfil your true human potential. The problem of today is how to achieve the state. Authentic meditation enables one to focus on the present moment rather than dwell on the unchangeable past or undetermined future. The theoretical explanation for the effects of meditation and relaxation techniques is that the release of catecholamine’s and other stress hormones are reduced and parasympathetic activity is increased.
Manthan Yogic Village gives you a unique insight into yoga, whether you are a beginner or have practiced for many years. At Manthan Yogic Village, yoga is non-denominational and open to people of all faiths, we appeal to those who wish to familiarize themselves with this ancient Indian philosophy, without necessarily delving into its religious aspects.
Often misunderstood to be simply a set of physical exercises, yoga is a practice that allows us to look deep within the self for answers to questions of existence and being. Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word “yuj” meaning, “to join” or “to yoke” and refers to the process of joining the mind with the body and ultimately the individual self (prakriti) with the divine self (purusha). Yoga has an amazing effect on our body and mind energies, restores balance into our lives allowing us to deal with life’s ups and downs with a sense of calmness. It resolves our inner conflicts, enables total excellence, and allows us to fulfil our potential to become complete human beings.
Discover a new world at the hotel Manthan Yogic village, located on the privileged beach of Morjim (North Goa). The elements of nature blend on this piece of land to form one of Goa’s unique natural paradises. In these heavenly surroundings, Manthan Yogic Village offers all facilities and services proper to a resort of its category.
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In Ayurveda the emphasise is on a sattvic diet for healthy living, particularly for keeping your minds clear, happy, and at peace. The original sattvic diet was devised for the development of higher consciousness. Sattvic foods are foods that are abundant in prana, the universal life force that gives life to all sentient beings in both plant and animal kingdoms.
A sattvic diet means not only vegetarian food, but food rich in prana, life force like organic fresh fruits and vegetables. It requires avoiding canned and processed food, and foods prepared with chemical fertilizers or sprays, it also means properly prepared fresh foods. Foods prepared with lots of love will add to their sattvic quality.
Sattvic foods should be grown without pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers, hormones, irradiation, or anything unnatural. Modern use of refinement processes and chemical additives, besides actually adding substances to your foods, depletes foods of their prana or life-force. Hence, renders them heavy, impotent, and lifeless.
For those who wish to explore different aspects of the yoga practice, there are sessions teaching pranayama (understanding and regulating our breath), pratyahara (withdrawal or internalization of sensory inputs), dharana (concentration), and dhyana (meditation).
Restorative, invigorating, relaxing, and detoxifying, the therapies at Manthan Yogic Village Rejuvenation Spa gently coax the body and mind to a state of balance and enhance well-being. Set in the backdrop of simplistic luxury under the canopy of coconut trees, Manthan Yogic Village Rejuvenation Spa offers a tranquil escape from the stresses of daily life to an oasis of calm that pampers the body, relaxes the mind, and gently brings back balance in our overworked lives.
You have the rare luxury of being cared for in a secluded and serene environment by a dedicated staff that follows the ancient Indian tenet of “atithi devo bhava”. The comfort, warmth, and reassurance of touch can improve the body’s well-being by stimulating its own natural healing abilities and restoring both the physical and the psychological self.
Massages at the Manthan Yogic Village Spa, offer the ideal solution to the damaging effects of accumulated stress and aid in harmonizing the body and mind. Regular massage strengthens and tones the entire body system. Depending on your need, the variety of massages at Manthan Yogic Village Spa gives you the option to either stimulate or alternately calm the nervous system by easing tension, stiffness, and pain, leaving you with an enhanced sense of well-being.
Manthan Yogic Village Spa also offers various types of masks, scrubs, and fruit-based facials, according to a person’s skin type. As per Manthan Yogic Village’s organic food theory, only fresh fruits and ingredients that are high in vitamins and minerals are used, which are most effective for facial treatment.