International Yoga Day is approaching and people around the world are all set to take out their yoga mats and do some yoga. But, do you know why June 21 is chosen to be the ‘International Yoga Day’. Take a pledge this year and celebrate Yoga on the international Yoga Day. With this also embodied yoga in your daily routine. It will not only help you to connect your mind and heart but also it will help you get cure many diseases and problems. Here are the top 5 yoga centers in India, which are all famous all over the world.
1. The Art of Living Ashram, Bangalore
The Art of Living Ashram is considered to be one of the finest ashrams not only in India but also in the world. It was founded by H.H. Sri Ravi Shankar in the year 1982. It is a volunteer-based organization that also undertakes various initiatives aimed at uplifting and enhancing the quality of life.
It offers two programs:
- Sri Sri Yoga: Sri Sri Yoga is the basic program offered by the institution. The time period of this programme is 5 days. It includes breathing techniques, stretching, yoga postures, meditation, and relaxation, education about patanjali, yoga sutra, and ayurveda
- Sri Sri Yoga Level 2: Sri Sri Yoga level 2 offers in depth knowledge and experience about yoga. It provides a complete cleansing process- both mind and body. It includes advance yoga poses and breathing techniques, along with subtle strengthen and healing contradictions. The time period for this programme is 4 days.
2. Isha Yoga Center, Coimbatore
The Isha Yoga Center is an organization which is located in Coimbatore. It was founded by Sadhguru with the motive to create an inclusive culture towards global harmony and progress. What makes it one of the best yoga centers is the fact that with being a yoga center it is also working on literacy, rural sustenance and for environmental conservation.
Isha yoga center’s programs for inner transformation has not only been praised in India but they have also been praised by the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Their program provides resources of the ancient science of yoga in every dimension. The programs provide methods for anyone to attain physical, mental and spiritual well being.
3. Bihar School of Yoga, Munger
The Bihar School of Yoga is considered to be one of the best yoga centers for the reason that not only it mandates people to exercise yoga but also inspires them to embed it in their lifestyle. The center is sit in the midst of 14th-century fort and was founded in 1964 by Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati. The center integrates several approaches to personal development, based on yogic teachings.
The Yoga ashram is called as Ganga Darshan Yogashram. It follows modern-day gurukul lifestyle and the school offers yogic teachings for regular students as well as people who have totally devoted their life to spirituality. Apart from teaching, this center also guides yoga projects and medical research in association with various corporations and state government.
4. Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh
Rishikesh is known as the ‘city of the divine’ it is a spiritual center to which sages, rishis, saints comes from all over the world. Parmarth Niketan Ashram is situated in the holy town of Rishikesh. With more than 1000 rooms in the center, the ashram runs numbers of programs, conducted by guest faculties on different styles of yoga. The ashram also conducts regular teachings training courses and study related to Vedic heritage and spirituality.
The daily activities at Parmarth Niketan include morning universal prayers, daily yoga and meditation classes, daily Satsangs (divine musicals), lecture programs, kirtan and the world-renowned Ganga Aarti at sunset, as well as offering Nature Cure and Ayurvedic treatment services.
5. Ashtanga Yoga Institute, Mysore
Ashtanga Yoga Institute is set in the city of palaces and fountains, Mysore. The institute was established by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in 1948. With yoga, the center also offers courses ranging from one month to six months. Students can take classes in Sanskrit. The center is handled by the descendants of the revered Guru, Sri Krishna Pattabhi Jois. The center offers intensive Ashtanga yoga classes throughout the year.