As the seventh largest country in the world, India shares with you a diversity of not only its landscapes but, also it’s cultures, beliefs, languages and lifestyles. From the Great Himalayas in the north to the tropical southern peninsula and the ancient ruins, stunning architecture, sun-kissed beaches and cityscapes in between, there is truly something for every taste.
India is an intoxicating assault on the senses and which can be somewhat overwhelming at first but, the noisy, chaotic, vibrant scenes that may be found there will be richly rewarding, producing unfading memories.
It is from this deeply spiritual land that yoga comes. Yoga, meaning “to unite,” or “to yoke,” is an ancient philosophical discipline, harmonizing the mind, body and spirit. It was developed over five thousand years ago by ancient forest dwellers called “Rishis” or sages that lived in the Indus Valley, currently now Northern India. Ayurveda (a Sanskrit word meaning the “science” or “wisdom of life,”) is a holistic system of medicine that derived from the same area. Centuries of observations, experiments, discussions, and meditations led to the Ayurvedic system, which emphasizes prevention of disease, rejuvenation of our body systems, and extension of life span.