The Healing Touch
Wellness has always been an intrinsic part of India’s cultural plurality where history, folklore, and a pantheon of deities and demons coexist with sciences in everyday life. Her treatise on how to live well and heal oneself through enlightenment has spread far and wide through the ages and has been absorbed and adapted by other cultures as well. Once known to be the land of snake charmers and mystics, she is now renowned as being the preserver of ancient practices that allow one to connect with their inner self on a physical and spiritual plane. Explore the possibilities of embarking on a journey to wellness through these primeval practices when travelling through the Indian sub-continent.
Thimpu / Punakha – Mandala Making
Mandala making is a spiritual guidance tool, for establishing a sacred space and as a healing tool for meditation. They represent the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically and the path toward wisdom and self-actualization. More importantly, it is an exercise that emphasizes on the impermanence of things in life. Your travels through Bhutan could give you an opportunity to create and dismantle a Mandala.
Delhi – Laughter Yoga
Laughter is the Best Medicine
In 1995, Dr. Madan Kataria had a breakthrough while experimenting with laughter and its benefits on health. Starting with just 5 people, their community grew 50 people strong within a few days. Combining the breathing techniques of yoga and proven benefits of laughter on the mind and body, Dr. Kataria and his wife Madhuri, became the pioneers of what we know today as Laughter Yoga. While in Delhi, participate in a session with a Laughter Yoga Practitioner in the beautiful environs of one of the green lungs of Delhi.