This two-week meditation and yoga retreat Nepal is well designed for all level practitioner to get the best yoga and meditation experience in Nepal. Do you want to earn about peace of mind, healthy lifestyle, meditation, breath work, relaxation, chanting in peaceful place? Nepal Yoga Home is conducting very interesting two weeks yoga and meditation retreat out of Kathmandu city on the yard of Nagarjun National Park. This is very transformative yoga and meditation course for all king of yoga seekers from beginners to intermediate level.
Yoga means to unite. It brings harmony between our mind and body. It unites us with our pure nature of consciousness. The main cause of stress is being not united with our true self this two-weeks yoga retreat Nepal help you to unite your body with mind. People are being more materialistic so, have problem to manage mind, intellect, emotion and ego. This two-week yoga retreat in Kathmandu is helpful to manage them right way.
People has illusion some position, success or money can give happiness so all people are running to gather but after gathering they feel the emptiness within which open the door of yoga and meditation. In some context, from our success and achievement may give some kind of excitement and happiness but all they are very temporary so, they are not the true happiness. Yoga and meditation teach to connect with true self so that we can achieve the self-realization. Only self-realization helps people to realize eternal peace of the life.
The two weeks yoga retreat Nepal is the perfect course to understand the essence of yoga and meditation. We will learn how to tune with self through the practice of yoga, breathwork, meditation, chanting with experiencing the yogic lifestyle. This is not just a course or retreat but knowing and learning more about ‘yourself’ too. The two weeks yoga and meditation retreat in Nepal, Kathmandu will help to rejuvenate your life energy and bring peaceful mind and real joy of the self.
Why Two weeks Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Nepal
The two weeks yoga and meditation retreat give you a foundation of asana, pranayama (breath work), relaxation and multi style of meditation. You will not just learn the ancient techniques but also get to experience the yogic lifestyle. This is a course to rejuvenate your body, relax your mind and allow to explore the soul.
- To develop the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual strength
- To spend best yoga holiday in Nepal
- To be free from daily routine of life by adding yogic lifestyle
- To learn art of stress-free life
- To learn the way of real-life dropping ego, stress, jealousy, attachment, anger etc
- To add healthy yoga and meditation habit in daily life.
- Able to continue yoga and meditation back at home
- This is the best way to invest the time for overall personal growth.
- To learn real authentic concept of yoga from Himalayan country Nepal.
Who Can Join This Yoga Retreat Nepal?
If you are looking for a retreat for life changing practice and knowledge this is for you. The course is designed for totally new yogi to regular practitioner. These two weeks yoga and meditation retreats in Nepal help you to understand mechanisms of peace. So that you can make your rest of the life peaceful adopting the yoga and meditation. All the peace seekers can join this course without doubt. This course for all the seekers of authentic version of yoga and meditation. Any age group, cast, religion, country, gender, creed and traditional fallower can enjoy these two weeks transformative yoga retreat Nepal.
What is true meaning of Yoga?
‘Yoga’ is derived from the sanskrit word ‘Yuj’ which means union. It is the union between individual self (body, mind and soul) after unite the individual existence, yogi connect with the divine self. Yoga is the art and science of connect our body, mind and soul. In yoga there are different path. Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga, Jyana Yoga etc. All has different kinds of path but the aim of all is the same to achieve the true essence of life. Here we will practice all dimension o of yoga including yoga poses, meditation, breath work, chanting, relaxation etc which help you to know yoga in it’s broad and authentic version. We practice multi dimensions of yoga so that you can recognize which path suits you more. This helps to progress you more easily on the spiritual journey.
In yoga we have concept of five different layers of the body. They are physical body, pranic body, emotional body, intellectual body and spiritual body. We see in west yoga is taken as just practice of stretching and improving flexibility. This is just for the physical body but we provide equal importance for pranic, emotional, intellectual and spiritual body. So that two weeks yoga and meditation retreat in Nepal works on different layers of the body. We hope this retreat course develop the physical strength, enhances pranic energy (life energy), balance emotions, sharpens intellect then take you towards the blissful state.
What will you learn on this two-week yoga and meditation retreat?
You will learn yoga in it’s holistic approach including yoga poses, meditation, breath work, relaxation, chanting, philosophy etc.
Yoga poses is the best way to remove the stress from nerves, mussels, joints, bones which makes body light, flexible, strong and healthy. Yoga posture regulates good digestion, circulation, execration, regulates the organs and glands so that whole the body system becomes healthy, fit and harmonious. Asana is to bring stability and easiness in our body. When the body is healthy, it brings happiness in our mind. For spiritual growth, we need positive energy. Asana helps to activate our energy centers. In Hatha yoga, asana plays an important role in the practice of Kundalini awakening. When the energy centers get activated, the energy starts to flow towards the higher consciousness. Patanjali Yoga Sutra states to achieve the mastery over asana first for to get success in the meditation.
As the modern world is becoming advanced in science and technology, we are becoming very physically inactive. We have a very competitive and though life. Asana not only benefit for physical health but also brings mental peace and awareness. It prepares us towards the spiritual journey. The understanding of spirituality is what becoming more important for the proper balance in our life. Basically, you will learn following group of poses.
- Joint exercises (Antirheumatic group of poses)
- Dynamic group of poses
- Sun salutation
- Moon salutation
- Gentle yoga flow
- Balancing group of poses
- Core Strengthening group of poses
- Hip opening group of poses
- Vajrasana (thunderbolt) group of poses
- Downward facing dog group of poses
- Restorative yoga posses
- Gentle flow yoga
- Inversion group of poses
- Classical hatha yoga poses
Pranayama (Breath work)
We understand Pranayama as the breathing exercise or breath work. Breathing exercises teaches us to breathe more rhythmically and efficiently. When the breath is in rhythm, it has positive effects on our mind and whole body system. Breathing exercises helps to oxygenate our brain and body cells strengthening the respiratory and circulatory system. But the benefit is not limited to physical body. Pranayama comes from the word ‘Prana’ and ‘Ayama’ which means the extension of energy.
In yoga 72,000 energy pathways (Nadis) in our body has been described. Among them there are major seven energy centers which are known as Chakra. Pranayama helps to remove the blockage from the energy pathways and directs the energy towards the higher energy centers. When the energy centers starts to get activated higher consciousness starts to unfold. It is the spiritual awakening. You will learn following pranayama during this yoga retreat Nepal:
- Nadi Sodhana for cleansing Nadies (energy channel)
- Ujjayi Pranayama is called victorious breathing to clean throat and upper respiratory channel.
- Kapalabhati Pranayama to cleansing stomach
- Bhramari Pranayama to build up peaceful mind and good memories
- Sheetli Pranayama to develop cooling effect in brain and body
- Bhastrika Pranayama also known as fire breath or bellow breath to purify the blood
- Anulom Viloma Pranayama to balance right and left-brain system
- Surya Bhedi pranayama to stimulate masculine energy
- Chandra Bhedi pranayama to stimulate feminine energy
Meditation is the inner journey towards the peace and true happiness. It is to unite with the supreme consciousness. Like when a seed put into the earth, it burst and grows to give fruits. Similarly, in meditation when we get united with our true self, the true happiness starts to bloom. Patanjali Yoga Sutra describes the true self is always on the state of total blissfulness. Meditation is the state when we are one with our true eternal blissful nature.
There are three stages of meditation. Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi are the different stages of Meditation. Samadhi is the higher state. It is the state of silence and total blissfulness. The practice starts with the Dharana. Dharana means practice which generate concentration. Our mind is continuously dwelling from one thought to another, one subject to another. Why we are not able to live a life of awareness and full concentration? It is because we didn’t have the culture to learn about our mind, emotions and ourselves. In child we were very curious and close to the nature. But as we grow we start to loss the connection with ourselves. This two weeks for reestablish your child like happiness.
Dharana is the one pointedness of the mind. When are able to bring one pointedness in our mind, we start to get free from the wandering mind. We will start to have control over our thought, emotions and desires. This will help to free us from stress and anxiety. We learn the true art of living. When the dharana prospers, dhyana is achieved. In dhyana the senses become introverted and no outer disruption is experienced. Dhyana is the pure form of Dharana. We observe sometime we are so happy in our life without any reason. In the higher state of meditation, we get just tuned with that source of inner happiness. You will learn following meditation during this yoga retreat Nepal.
- Aana pana sati meditation
- Breathing meditation
- Here and now meditation
- Mantra meditation
- Dynamic meditation
- Mindfulness meditation
- Silence meditation
- Sound meditation
- Light meditation etc
Mantra Chanting and Relaxation
The chanting meditation tunes our body and mind. During the chanting practice we chant Sanskrit rhymes which are called the mantras. The mantra carries spiritual meaning and very powerful vibrations which are capable to activate our energy channels. Thus, Chanting is the very important part of spiritual practice. As mantra is chanted continuously in a rhythm, as we deepen into practice, mind starts to get concentrated. It leads to the state of relaxation and meditation.
We need to relax properly in today’s stressful and competitive life. We have forgotten the art of relaxing. Even while sleeping, most are not able to get a good sleep. Our mind is running all the time. To get a proper relaxation we need not just to sit or lie down but know how to silence our mind. Even when we are sleeping we are not able to relax. Yogic relaxation and practice of Yoga Nindra (psychic sleep) helps not just to relax our body but to calm down our mind.
Yoga-Philosophy Covered of Yoga Retreat Nepal
We have unlimited possibilities. Our consciousness is limited to the lower form. We are driven by our senses, emotion and ego. Our mind is directed outward. Thus, we create unlimited desires. Yoga teaches us to inward our senses. It teaches to utilize the energy for the transformation of consciousness.
Whatever we perceive outside is just the reflection of inside. Suppose we fall in love. We love other only because love emerged within us. Some might have a fear of losing their materialistic thing. The fear is inside. Till we do not understand it, we keep on searching the essence of life outside. Yoga philosophy makes introvert to realize the self. There are three stage of knowledge first one is knowledge from listening, second step of knowledge comes from practice what we listen then final third stage of knowledge comes from self-realization which turn knowledge to wisdom.
Eight Limbs of Yoga
The patanjali yoga sutra describes a very systematic path to inward our journey towards the self-transformation. It prescribes the eight limbs of yoga known as Ashtanga Yoga. It prescribes asana and pranayama as the preparation for the meditation. Samadhi is the ultimate goal. It is not possible to achieve this pure state of consciousness without being able to discipline our body and mind. That is why Patanjali Yoga first gives emphasis on Yama (Social discipline) and Niyama (Self-discipline). After fallowing Yama and Niyama then practitioner will get ready for yoga asana (Posture).
Ashtanga Yoga can be divided into two outer and inner practices known as Bahiranga Yoga and Antaranga Yoga. Yama, Niyam, Asana and Pranayama come under the Bahiranga Yoga whereas Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi come under the Antaranga Yoga.
The practice of Yamas and Niyamas helps to maintain the moral value and integrity of human. Satya ( Truth ), Ahimsa ( Non-violence ), Aparighraha (non-possessiveness ) and Bramhacaraya (Celibacy ) are the components of Yamas whereas Sauca ( Inner cleansing ), Santosha ( Contentment ) , Tapaha ( Austerity ), Swadhyaya (Self-study), Ishwara Pranidhan (Ego–surrender) are the basic components of Niyamas. It is important to discipline our mind by practicing yamas and niyamas in order to achieve the higher form of yoga.
7 to 8 am Yoga posture
8 to 9 am breath work, relaxation
9 to 10 breakfast
12 to 1 self-exploration, reading, self-practice
12 to 1 relaxation, chanting and breathing
2 to 3 is lunch
4 to 5 is yoga posture
5 to 5:30 tea break
5:30 to 6:30 meditation and philosophy
Looking forward to walk together in this life-changing journey of meditation and yoga retreat Nepal.
Om Shanti! Shanti!! Shanti!!!