One Month Stress Free Breathing and Meditation Retreat Course in Nepal
If you are seeking for one-month stress free relaxing breathing and meditation retreat in Nepal, we are here to welcome for your spiritual journey. Very well-designed course with expert of meditations guru (Masters) and warm spiritual environment is the major features of this one month breathing and meditation retreat in Nepal. Very safe and family environment on the foothills of beautiful Nagarjun jungle is really enchanting.
Serene environment of Nepal Yoga Home attracts the any spiritual seekers for this beautiful one-month self-realization breathing and meditation retreat in Nepal. This is very unique yoga school In Nepal, which is not popular only for yoga training, it is equally popular for meditation training and meditation retreat in Nepal.
If you are completely new in meditation or experienced for few years no problem this course starts from very beginner level then progressing each day it will reach out to advance level. So, this course is good for beginners, intermediate and advance practitioner. If you are confused when and where to start the course, close your eyes and mail us. We assist you the best way how to initiate the breathing and meditation retreat in Nepal.
This course has the best combination of breathing, meditation, relaxation, chanting and much more. Breathing and meditation retreat in Nepal is the best way to balance the mind, emotion, feelings and any kind of stress that you are facing. If you are very monotonous with your daily job and responsibility this meditation retreat in Nepal provide you best refreshment. We welcome you in this spiritual land of Nepal. You will learn the yogic culture, life philosophy, healthy and happy habit for your whole life.
You will learn the research base modern approach of meditation as well as ancient meditation techniques during the one-month meditation retreat in Nepal. You will learn how to overcome mental and emotional obstacles that you face during the inner journey. This meditation retreat in Nepal will assist you, how to prepare yourself for the better experience of meditation.
One-month stress free meditation retreat in Nepal is for those who search the inner happiness, harmony and want to live authentic life without any mental and emotional suffering. Stress free meditation retreat in Nepal makes you free from all the stress taking you higher level of consciousness. This course really beneficial for those who want to discover the path of spirituality, wants to develop healthy habit, want to cultivate spiritual seeds in their life etc. After this meditation retreat in Nepal you will have better confidence to continue breathing and meditation throughout the life without any guidance.
Meditation will happen if we have the better preparation. Breathing science, Relaxation, chanting mantra, Pratyahara, Dharana etc. will prepare you to achieve meditation. When the mind calms down and is tuned into self, meditation occurs. The stress-free breathing and meditation retreat in Nepal will help you to tune in with one’s nature, with proper environment and guidance. Generally, when we are conscious, we explore only a small portion of our mind. That is why we are bound by limited understanding and realization of life. One-month stress free breathing and meditation retreat in Nepal is the exploration of subconscious and superconscious mind to realize the core of the self.
There are different levels of our brain. Meditation has effective impact in the brain waves. When we are awake we are in the beta stages of our mind. When we start to meditate we go to alpha level. That is the deeper part of subconscious mind then it travels towards the theta state which is superconscious state of mind. Due to less electric impulses in brain in theta level, yogi reach in very deep relaxing state of mind. At the end, mind reach out to delta stage in which mind starts to become silence.
It is the stage when we go to the deep sleep at night or samadhi state (Deep meditation). This is the stage when intuition and wisdom start to blossom. Beta, alpha, theta all are however the exploration of mind only. To go beyond the mind, need to go delta state. In this state yogi can feel total freedom of life. When one liberates the thoughts and ego and becomes one with the true self is called self-realization. This one month breathing and meditation retreat in Nepal take you the journey of delta state of mind.
Relation between pranayama and meditation
Breath has a direct relationship with our mind and emotion. When the breath is rhythmic, the mind stops to dwell. When we are in a bad mood, our breath is very shallow. When we are calm and peaceful, the breathing is very slow and rhythmic. So, by controlling our breath, we can control our mind. So, the pranayama techniques are a great tool for balancing our emotions, and calm our thought. Just by bringing our awareness to the breathing, it regains its natural flow. Profound level of pranayama itself is the part of meditation.
It helps to purify our mind and body. It activates our energy center. Just like when the blood circulation remains proper, all the body system functions efficiently. When there is no emotional and energy blockages, the energy starts to flow fluently. It raises our consciousness. It takes to the meditation state. So pranayama is not just good for our lungs and brain, but it is also very important part of yoga for the enhancement of the spiritual journey. One-month meditation retreat in Nepal has the bigger focus for pranayama to discover the meditation very spontaneously without any effort.
Who can join this breathing and meditation retreat in Nepal?
Stress free breathing and meditation retreat in Nepal can be join anyone who want to be free from stress. This is not only for a month but it’s one- month training to guide your rest of the life. The course is designed in such a way that it suits for beginners and the advance spiritual seekers. Those who want to learn about the spirituality and are confused where and how to start breathing and meditation, Nepal Yoga Home could be your best choice.
- Who what to live stress free and peaceful life
- All the spiritual seekers who want to take the spiritual journey in next level
- To do self-relaxation and self-healing
- To learn meditation in its depth
- To learn root source of meditation from motherland of meditation, Nepal
- Who want to be free from mental and emotional distress.
- Who want to be free from trauma
- Who want to quit bad habits
- Who want to know life in its true version
- Want to add celebration in life
The major focus during the breathing and meditation retreat in Nepal are as follows:
- Deep Relaxation Technique- to relax the body and mind completely.
- Self-guided relaxation (Yoga Nidra) to become stress free
- Breath awareness – observe the breath and tune body and mind. As the breath is bridge between the mind and body
- Thought observation- Understanding the characteristic of thought
- Mudra- Mana mudra, meditative mudra are very helpful for calming the mind. Supposed sambhavi mudra helps to focus the mind.
- Silence- to learn how to silence the mind
- Blissful meditation- to tune with the inner happiness
- Self-searching meditation
- Problem solving meditation etc
- How to manage the overthinking
- How to get happy and healthy life.
Course of content for pranayama and meditation retreat in Nepal
Self-realization is the true achievement of life. The aim of yoga is to take us to the source of our life. In reality meditation is the part off yoga. In classical Patanjali astanga Yoga meditation has kept in 7th steps of practice before the samadhi. Breathing and meditation retreat in Nepal, brings you a very systematic way of Ashtanga yoga including Yama, Niyama, Asana, pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana (meditation) and Samadhi (freedom).
Starting from Yoga- self-discipline and Niyama- Moral discipline this meditation retreat in Nepal take you to the way of meditation step by step. We will explore on the various chapter of meditation with practice and the understanding of its theoretical and practical part of breathing and meditation.
Meditation is not only a practice when we sit and try to focus our mind on something. When meditation becomes our part of lifestyle then we don’t need to separate our time to meditate. Even while performing our activities, if we do it with awareness and gratitude, it can be meditation. On this state seating, walking, eating, talking, listening, washing, painting everything could be a meditation.
Here, in this stress-free breathing and meditation retreat, you will learn Active and passive meditation. To understand active meditation, we need to understand the Karma yoga, the path of action. When we do our action without expectation and being contentment, it is Karma yoga. Rather than focusing on the result, if we are able to enjoy the action, it becomes yoga.
At the beginning, it is difficult to practice passive meditation. We need to start with active meditation like movement of body, dancing, Karma yoga, some Kriya yoga etc. Then body and mins will still to do passive state of meditation. In passive meditation, we practice to contemplate our mind in an object that could be internal or external, sitting in a meditative pose. As the meditation progress, even in our day to day life, we are able to do the meditation while performing our action. To be active externally and peaceful internally is one of the goals of meditation. As a fact, what we perceive inside, we see it outside.
You will get classical as well as modern based meditation classes. Classical meditation that is deeper rooted to the spirituality and modern which are more suiting to our modern life styles. Classical meditation helps to understand the origin and more pure spiritual practice. We learn the meditation exploring its physical, mental and spiritual benefit to our life. You will learn the following meditation in this on month meditation retreat in Nepal
- Aana Pana Sati meditation
- Breathing meditation
- Here and now meditation
- No mind meditation
- Blissful meditation
- Self-center meditation
- Cosmic Meditation
- Mantra meditation
- Buddha Style of meditation
- Vipassana meditation
- Mindfulness meditation
- Cakra Meditation
- So-hum Meditation
- Visualization meditation
- Self-analysis meditation
- Cyclic meditation
- Energy balance meditation
- Dynamic meditation
- Kundalini meditation
- Soulful meditation etc
Meditation can be different or more or less depends on the understanding of students, teacher and level of practitioner.
2. Pranayama – Breathing science
Prana means the vital force, Ayama means extenstion. The extension of life-energy is Pranayma. It is not just a breathing technique but breathing techniques are the tools of transforming our energies to higher consciousness.
There are three types of breathing practices- Puraka, Rechaka and Kumbhaka. Puraka is inhalation and Rechaka is Exhalation. Kumbhaka is the retention of breath. By regulating the breath, we can regulate our energy. Pranayama helps to keep our mind still and balance our energy. The state occurs during the period of Kewala Kumbhaka. This is the stage when breath automatically stops. It is the highest form of pranayma. However, to achieve this state, we master in puraka and rechaka at the beginning.
The breathing techniques help to purify our nadis. It helps in the fluent flow of energy. It balances our emotions. When emotion is imbalanced, it has also effect on our breathing system. So, pranayma has a greater effect on our mind, emotion and energy.
- Yogic Breathing – It is a full breathing technique, improves the capacity of lungs and prepares for other advanced pranayama
- Kapalbhati – It is cleansing technique, forceful exhalation and automatic inhalation
- Nadisuddhi – Nadi means Energy pathway, Suddhi means purification. It purifies our body and mind
- Cooling pranayama- Cooling pranayama helps to cool down our body and gives a soothening effect to our mind
- Heating pranayama – It activates our pingala nadi activating our energy.
- Nada Anusthasana- Resonates the body and mind with the chanting of the mantra OM.
- Ujjayi Breathing- Ujjayi breathing is a sound breathing that is very beneficial for calming our mind.
- Bhramari Pranayama- Producing a humming sound like honey bee
The major pranayama you will learn during the one-month breathing and meditation retreat in Nepal are as follows:
- Akara pranayama
- Ukara pranayama
- Makara Pranayama
- Aumkara pranayama
- Divine pranyama
- Udar pranayama
- Vakshya Pranayama
- Skanda Pranayama
- Yogic pranayama
- Khanda Pranayama
- Prakartik Pranayama
- Throat lock
- Abdominal lock
- Root lock
- Great lock
- Ujjayi Pranayama (victorious breath)
- Kapal bhati Pranayam I, II
- Swana Pranayama
- Anulom Vilom pranayama I, II, (slow and fast)
- Bhastrika Pranayam (bellows breath)
- Nadi Sodhana Pranayama (Nadi cleansing)
- Sitali Pranayam (cooling pranayama)
- Surya vedi pranayama (Right nostril breathing)
- Seetkari Pranayama (hissing breath)
- Chandra vedi pranayama (Left nostril breathing)
- Moorchha Pranayama (swooning or fainting breath)
- Agnishara Kriy (Digestive fire activation)
- Kaki pranayama
- Bhramari Pranayama (humming bee breath)
- Ashwani pranayama
- Nauli Kriya
3. Asana (Posture)
According to Patanjali yoga sutra, asana is a posture that is stable and could be performed with immense joy. When performing meditation, these qualities are much required as we have to choose an asana to sit for extended duration of time. If the asana is not comfortable, it will be difficult for mind to gain the concentration. The meditation would not happen. For deeper experience of meditation, it is necessary to keep our body still and calm. The body posture itself is a gesture of our mood. When we are steady, there is steadiness in our mind also.
There are classical and modified meditative poses to be practiced during the meditation retreat in Nepal. The posture that allows you to remain in the pose for a long time in ease should be chosen. One should choose the classical asanas like siddhasana, padmasana, padmasana etc. These pose helps to keep our body firm and still with less effort. Sukhasana, Vajrasana are the easier posture to be practiced at the beginning while meditation.
It allows your body to sit straight with less stress in the body. On the other hand, proper meditative posture helps to regulate the energy from root to crown. Those who are not able to do asana due to physical restriction, one can choose the props like chair, break, belt, pillow or even practice in lying down position. The mastery over the classical posture is obtained with practice. You will learn following group of posture
- Micro Yogic posture
- Meditative group of posture
- Yogic warm up
- Sun/ Moon salutation
- Some posture for chakra
- Balancing group of posture
- Standing group of posture
- Seating group of posture
- Vajrasana group of posture
- Restorative group of posture etc.
Every sound has a specific vibration! When we chant mantra it helps to resonates our body and mind. It influence our consciousness. Generally mantra is given by the guru or the spiritual master. It is also achieved intuitively. The mantra need to be chanted with awareness and faith. It is also the practice of surrendering one’s ego. Until and unless we are bound by ego it is very difficult to progress in the spiritual path. Ego is the root of endless desires and un-satisfaction. When we are able to tune with the mantra, it becomes a meditation.
There are four types of chanting – Baikhari, Upanshu, Manasik and likhit. Baikhari is the audible chanting which is good to practice at the beginning. In upashu we chant as we whisper the mantra. Manasik is the mental and likhit is the done in the written form. The more the chanting become internal, the more it has effect in our mental and psychic level of mind. You will learn most of the popular and effective mantra during your meditation retreat in Nepal.
5. Relaxation & Yoga Nidra
Good relaxation is important to rejuvenate our body and mind. When we are in stress or anxiety, we feel difficult to meditate. We should start from relaxation. Normally when we relax, our mind still keeps on wandering. We do not relax completely. Deep yogic relaxation techniques help not just to relax our body but also to calm down our mind.
Yoga Nindra is a psychic sleep. We do not sleep but we reach the same state as in the sleep with awareness. This brings deeper relaxation to the body and improves our awareness.
Sleeping is very important for healthy life. Quality sleep goes missing due to unhealthy lifestyle. The practise of yoga nindra helps to enhance the quality of our sleep.
The sankalpa or the resolution is very important in our spiritual path. We need to overcome our sanskaras. In yoga nindra we practice sankalpa. It is similar to the auto suggestion. Sankalpa should be short and positive. It should give energy to grow in life. As we reach deeper stage of mind during the practice, when we repeatedly start practicing sankalpa, it starts to manifest in life. It is helpful to overcome our old habits. It gives strength and courage which is important to progress in our spiritual path.
The relaxation techniques can be a great technique to practice in today’s busy and sedentary lifestyle. It keeps balance between our outer and inner life. Even we are not relaxed during the sleep. The techniques bring more awareness, more energy and a healthy life. Yogic relaxation is the best way to flash out the stress from physical and mental body.
Buddha once said desire is the root cause of sorrow. It is because desire is endless. It is never fulfilled. If we just keep on chasing our desire, we will never be happy. It brings happiness but for a short period only. Yoga teaches us to lessen desire. It shows you the way to the true happiness.
The true self is blissful. We do not recognize because of the ignorance. We get so attached with ego, it brings pain and suffering. Ego is just the manifestation of mind. Ego distinguishes us. This is mine and that is yours. We build the world around the ego. We identify ourselves with body. We try to attach ourselves with object. They all are temporary. So the happiness we get from it is also temporary. Even the relationships are not permanent. No one could make you all the time happy. We our self are changing. So is the true happiness possible? Yoga shows you the answer.
The self-realization breathing and meditation retreat in Nepal will teach us to dwell within along the spiritual path. By understanding the philosophy, we understand the importance of meditation. We understand the obstacles of mind that a meditator needs to overcome. It is the meditation retreat course in Nepal that is to help you to learn all details yoga philosophy and real experience of the spirituality.
7. Mudra and Bandha
Mudra means the gesture. It is the gesture of body displaying our state of mind. The different gestures like the hand gesture are used during the practice of meditation. This helps to enhance our meditation. Mudra also means to seal. Most of the nerves in our body end at the hand. The energy dissipates through the hand. When we apply mudra like gyana mudra during the meditation, it tunes back the energy inward. It helps to introvert our mind and transform the energy into higher zone of consciousness.
Bandha means lock. It helps to regulate the flow of energy. It is the very essential part of pranayama. The practice of pranayama improves the flow of prana in our body. The practice of bandha along with the pranayama helps to regulate that energy. Otherwise the energy may create disharmony in our body.
There are three types of major bandha. Jalandhar bandha is the throat lock. We come to practice this during the practice of shoulder stand or sarvangasana. Uddiyana bandha is the abdominal lock. This helps to raise the prana from the lower abodomen to the head reason. The last is the moolabandha. It is also known as perineum lock or root lock. After mastery over all three locks can achieve great lock.
Rough schedule for one-month meditation retreat in Nepal.
7 am to 8 am Yoga Posture
8 am to 9 am breathing and meditation
9 am to 10 am breakfast
10 am to 12 pm free time
12 pm to 1 pm relaxation and chanting
2 pm to 3 pm lunch
4 to 5 pm self-Practice /silence seating
6 to 7 pm Philosophy and meditation
7 to 8 pm Dinner
9 pm Silence
This is just rough schedule can be change according to topic, teacher, climate and other circumstances.
What is included in course
Life Changing course
Accommodation according to your selection depending on price
Three times food
Many cups of herbal tea
How relaxation help for meditation?
It is important our body and mind is relaxed during the meditation. If we are stressed, and mind is wandering, we will not be able to meditate. This is why for most practitioner meditation becomes difficult. The meditation does not work as a solution. It becomes more a difficult task.
We need to relax our body through the practice of asana and yogic relaxation techniques. Practice like yoga nindra improves our awareness and prepares our body for meditation. The practice of pranayama helps to regulate our breath. When the breath becomes rhythmic, the mind naturally becomes more calm and focused. In this way the relaxation makes our meditation practice easier. The practice like yoga nindra can be done in savasana at the beginning who finds difficult to stay for long time during the meditation.
Relations between mantra chanting and meditation
Mantra chanting is a good practice to channel our mind inward. Each mantra has a specific sound and vibration. In meditation we choose an object to focus in order to calm down our mind. Mantra is the effective way to keep our mind involved and focused.
The vibration created by the chanting has a relaxing effect in our body. It resonate our body and mind.. The mind starts to tune in with mantra with the repeated practice of chanting. In the deep level of chanting, the practitioner becomes one with the mantra. This is a deeper state of meditation. Mantra chanting is one of the easiest means of meditation. It activates our energy centers. It awakens our higher consciousness. Each mantra carries a spiritual meaning. So, mantra chanting is regarded as a very good practice for our emotional balance.
Preparation and Precaution for meditation
A meditator should go on the practice of meditation step by step with the guidance of the guru. Sometime meditation can be harmful also. Just for example some deep meditation cannot be suitable for people who are suffering from mental illness. For them first practice of therapeutic yoga might be preferred.
Preparation is the very important part of meditation. The environment should be positive where we practice. The less equipped hall or room is suitable. There should be less disturbance of outside sound. Early morning and the evening time are regarded as the best time for meditation. As this time our mind is more relaxed naturally. It’s better if we choose every day the same time to meditate. It is also the practice of discipline.
At the beginning one can practice meditation in the easier sitting pose like sukhasana. With the progress one can choose more stable asanas. Those who cannot sit on the floor they can also take wall support. The head neck and back should be kept relaxed and straight. One can even use a chair. One should never force mind to meditate. It should be the easy and natural process. A patience and discipline is much required in the spiritual practice.
What change can bring this training course?
Self-realization breathing and meditation retreat in Nepal is the best course to start from the basic to the advance level of meditation. It is not just a course but a practice to change our life. We are looking at life through a keyhole. We are so attached to small things that only give us pain and suffering. The course will change your perspective. It opens the new dimension of life. As the body and mind starts to purify, life starts to fill with love and joy.
We give other what we have within. When we are filled with love and joy, we give the same to the world. So, we do not need to change the world. We think there is lot of problem in our life. We take stress in unnecessary things. Unnecessarily we are anxious. This course will teach us the art of living. Spirituality is to connect with the higher consciousness. When the consciousness arises, we start to realize the true meaning of living.
This course will give you a key to open a door to yourself. The happiness that we been searching from ages, we start to find within. So, this course in Nepal can be a blissful course to advance your inner journey.
World is evolving fast! But how much developed we may be from outside, if we are not happy from inside, our life becomes unsuccessful. Happiness comes from within. Like a tree is rooted to the earth, the source of happiness is in silence of the mind. It is because when our mind is silent, we become one with our true nature.
We welcome you to this inner journey where you will learn the knowledge, spiritual practice, and the meditation steps that are rooted to the spirituality. It’s the meditation retreat in Nepal for the self-realization and to free from the stresses of daily life! We lack discipline in our inner life. Yoga starts with the inner discipline. We free our mind through the meditation. It is the awakening process of life. This course is designed for the true seekers who want to experience the spirituality and advanced the journey of meditation.