Embracing Yoga, Ayurveda and Wellness: A lifestyle transformation in Goa

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Embracing Yoga, Ayurveda and Wellness: A lifestyle transformation in Goa
24-Jun-24 05:12:30

Yoga is increasingly recognised not just as a form of exercise, but as a holistic lifestyle that promotes physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. In the picturesque state of Goa, this ancient practice has found a modern resurgence, blending seamlessly with the region’s serene landscapes and rich tradition of holistic wellness. Yoga, along with Ayurveda and other wellness practices, offers a comprehensive approach to health that is deeply rooted in Indian culture and increasingly adopted worldwide.

Dr Sneha Bhagwat, Director of Oorja Wellness Center shares her thoughts on the same “Oorja wellness centre has been serving the not only people of Goa but from different countries.  Ayurveda is one such science which is in Tune with Nature and helps our body and mind not to repair but to restore and revive . Oorja wellness center is the only NABH accredited centre which ensures patient safety and treatment efficiency.”

Goa, with its tranquil environment and natural beauty, provides the perfect backdrop for embracing this lifestyle. The state is dotted with numerous yoga retreats, studios, and wellness resorts where visitors and locals alike can immerse themselves in the practice. These centres offer a variety of yoga programs, catering to different levels of experience and personal goals.

Complementing yoga is Ayurveda, an ancient system of medicine that originated in India over 3,000 years ago. Unlike conventional medicine, which often focusses on treating symptoms, Ayurveda aims to address the root causes of ailments and promote holistic healing. In Goa, Ayurvedic centres offer personalised treatments and therapies, drawing on the region's rich heritage and natural resources. The integration of Ayurvedic principles into daily routines helps individuals achieve a more balanced, healthy, and fulfilling life.

Adv Atrey Kakodkar, Apex member Goa, Art of Living shared his opinions of how wellness is now a part of one’s lifestyle “Wellness, yoga and panchakarma is extremely increasing day by day and many Indian as well as foreign tourists are visiting Goa to experience world class wellness in Goa. I myself have been practicing Sudarshan Kriya by Sri Sri Ravishankar ji and his yoga practices for the last 14 years and it has literally transformed my life like anything. It has helped everyone live more peacefully and without stress.”

The integration of yoga and Ayurveda forms the cornerstone of a comprehensive wellness philosophy. Wellness is not merely the absence of illness but a dynamic process of change and growth, this holistic approach emphasises preventive measures, self-care, and the cultivation of healthy habits.  

The Department of Tourism signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), Goa under the Ministry of Ayush, Government of India. This strategic partnership aims to explore opportunities for enhancing the wellness and medical tourism landscape in Goa, leveraging the rich heritage of Ayurveda.

In today's fast-paced world, stress and lifestyle-related illnesses are rampant. Embracing yoga and Ayurveda can significantly enhance our quality of life. Regular yoga practice improves physical fitness and mental clarity, while Ayurvedic principles guide us towards a balanced diet, proper sleep, and effective stress management techniques. Together, they offer a roadmap to achieving optimal health and well-being.

In India, the birthplace of yoga and Ayurveda, Goa has emerged as a premier destination for those seeking a holistic wellness experience. These celebrations highlight Goa's rich cultural heritage and its contributions to global health and wellness. The natural beauty and tranquil environment of Goa provide the perfect setting for individuals to explore and embrace a holistic lifestyle. The region’s wellness centers and retreats offer an array of programmes designed to nurture the body, mind, and spirit, making it an ideal destination for holistic healing and rejuvenation.

In Goa, the integration of these practices into daily life is facilitated by the region’s natural beauty and rich heritage. As we continue to navigate the complexities of modern life, embracing yoga, Ayurveda, and wellness can lead us towards a more balanced, healthy, and fulfilling existence.