Yoga and Meditation are not new to Sri Lanka. They have played a significant role in Sri Lankan culture. Yoga and meditation have been a part and parcel of the Sri Lankan’s lifestyle and helped people attain inner peace, serenity, and well being. Yoga and meditation in Sri Lanka are great ways for those travelers who wish to come to Sri Lanka to enhance their emotional, physical and spiritual well being.
While yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity which allows them to travel deeper inside and reach higher levels of consciousness.
In order to obtain optimum benefits, both of them must be practiced in a calm and peaceful place. In Sri Lanka, there are a lot of institutes and retreats where they offer a wide range of yoga and meditation classes designed especially for overseas enthusiasts. Whether you are a newbie or an advanced practitioner, you might find a package to suit your level of expertise.
Yoga and meditation classes in Sri Lanka:
The following are some popular types of meditation and yoga taught in Sri Lanka.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga Classes:
Vinyasa Yoga is a method that combines physical movements with breath. This involves aligning the movements in harmony with breath that will result in a state of rejuvenation and energizing. The classes contain traditional yoga techniques that will help you discover the true essence of yoga.
Yin Yoga is a blend of traditional Chinese medicine and postures that are held for longer periods of time than in other styles. The movements are slow-paced. The series of postures are known to stimulate the channels of the subtle body known as meridians in Chinese medicine and as nadis in
Yin Yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues of the body—the tendons, fasciae, and ligaments—resulting in increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility.
Pranayama is the practice of breath control in yoga. In modern yoga, it consists of synchronizing the breath with movements between asanas. At the same time it is a distinct breathing exercise on its own, usually practiced after asanas. It has been mentioned in texts like the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and later in Hatha yoga texts, as a process of complete suspension of breathing.
In today’s stressful life meditation becomes an inevitable aspect of life to lead a peaceful and purposeful life. Meditation may significantly reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and pain and enhance peace, perception, self-concept, and well-being. Meditation in Sri Lanka involves various types that cater to different individual’s needs. By using sound, light, and sometimes even movement the techniques are designed to quieten the mind. Our meditation techniques will inspire you to break free from your mental inhibitions and explore your inner being to the fullest.