We choose the best vacation destinations for yoga
Finding inner peace in your vacation destination is possible. Because when you have the poison of yoga inside you, you never stop practicing it, even if you change your location. Yoga is engaging and trading on the rise for your health, well-being, and spirituality.
If, in addition, your passion is traveling, now you can score a two for one because the range of possibilities to combine both hobbies is wide.
Yes, yes, like Julia Roberts in “Eat, pray, love” you can find the balance between body and spirit in different parts of the globe knowing the most spectacular vacation destinations for yogis.
The benefits of yoga
Beyond it being cool to practice it and immortalize the most impossible postures on Instagram, the truth is that those who practice it know well the number of benefits it brings.
After a few sessions, it goes from being a moment of relaxation to work on muscular elasticity, to becoming a very complete practice on a physical and mental level. Not surprisingly, more and more people turn to yogi-friendly destinations to spend their vacations.
In them, it is mainly about disconnecting. To achieve this, paradoxically, nothing better than connecting with nature; that authentic and great nature that will make you feel small with respect to the universe, helping you to relativize everything.
In this way, what began as a yoga retreat can also be used to visit a fascinating country that has a lot to offer you, discover new cultures, or discover gastronomy totally unknown to you to date.
The most popular Yogi tourism destinations
On the occasion of the International Yoga Day, which was celebrated on June 21, the online travel agency Rumbo.es developed a guide with the best destinations to practice yoga on vacation.
Among the proposed plans, meditation at sunrise and sunset, posture practice, pranayama exercises, relaxation therapies, learning natural habits … all in an atmosphere of harmony and peace.
Get to know the destinations they propose, one by one:
Ibiza and the Canary Islands: meditation paradises in Spain
Ibiza is an island that gives for everything; It has a party for the more outgoing, and yogis also have the opportunity to practice this discipline in its secluded coves and in-country houses set up for a Zen holiday where groups gather to meditate.
In the Canary Islands, specifically in Lanzarote and La Gomera, you can combine your relaxation therapies with excursions to connect with nature.
Italy: spas, hot springs, and pizza for a dolce vita
In Italy, retreat spaces intersperse yoga and Hatha classes with fun activities like wine tastings and pizza throwing classes.
The spas and thermal baths are one of the favorite meeting points of the yogis, especially those found in Tuscany, Lazio, and Lombardy. They are free and nearby there are accommodations that are a tribute to well-being.
Morocco: the spirituality of the desert
If there is one thing that this country can boast of is having a good climate almost all year round, ideal for practicing yoga outdoors in any of its patios, terraces, or even in the desert itself.
In fact, there are spiritual retreat plans in the middle of the Sahara with yoga masters for a true “date with the dawn”, as well as camel rides and gastronomic tasting to learn about the benefits of Moroccan foods on physical and mental well-being.
India: meditation, the Beatles and namaste
As expected, the cradle of yoga offers the best centers for this practice in its immense geography. Choosing an ashram (place of meditation) is not an easy task, but it is always advisable to visit Rishikesh, considered the world capital of yoga, and a pilgrimage place for a true yogi.
There, the Beatles went on a spiritual retreat at Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram, this being a key event in the band’s successful path. Fans see this site as a spiritual meeting place with the four from Liverpool.
Scotland: Eco Yoga in the Highlands
Yoga lovers have a magical place in Scotland for this practice. Especially in the Highlands, which offer an extraordinary natural environment perfect to get in harmony with the environment and disconnect.
Argyll is one of the most visited places, home to part of Loch Awe, an impressive lake with islands that is a meeting point for meditation.
There is also the Alladale Wilderness Reserve, where eco-lodges are located with advice from great masters and plans to feed the mind and spirit.