Yoga, everyone has heard this word, which literally means ‘union’. Yoga is defined as a practice that involves physical, spiritual, and mental disciplines.


Yoga has its origins in ancient India. This practice has been thought to date back to the pre-vedic period, possibly in the Indus Valley civilization in 3000 BCE. Yoga has been mentioned in Rig Veda and also referenced in Upanishads. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is said to be dated to the 2nd century BCE, and it was introduced by Swami Vivekananda to the western world in the 20th century.

The Four Paths of Yoga

  1. Bhakti Yoga: Bhakti means devotion, so Bhakti Yoga is the yoga of devotion. This devotion can be for your guru, your family, your friends, or anything that you are attached to. Bhakti is the path of love that can overcome jealousy, hatred, lust, and many other negative feelings.
  2. Karma Yoga: Karma means action, so Karma Yoga is performing action without expecting an outcome. It is an act of selflessness and compassion.
  3. Gyana Yoga: Gyana means knowledge, so Gyana Yoga means yoga that takes you to the path of knowledge and wisdom. It is said to be the most difficult because here the person has to use his mind and intellect to differentiate between what is real and what not.
  4. Raja Yoga: Raja Yoga means royal path. The way a king balances his kingdom, in a similar manner you have to balance your mind. It’s a path of meditation, mantra, and techniques.

Benefits of Yoga

Yoga has many benefits which is why it has been amicably embraced by western countries and now is extensively practiced in almost every corner of the world.

  1. Yoga improves strength, balance, and flexibility.
  2. Yoga helps you to get de-stressed.
  3. Yoga cures heart-related problems.
  4. Yoga improves sleeping patterns.
  5. It builds your muscle strength.
  6. It keeps your bones healthy.

This list is not going to end right here, and yoga has myriads of benefits. The thing is that this globally-acclaimed practice only has pros and no cons. Yoga is the key to a happier and healthier life.

International Yoga Day

India is known to have not only introduced the entire world to Yoga, but on 27th September 2014 Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his speech at the UN General Assembly put forth his suggestion to introduce ‘Yoga Day’. The draft was then endorsed by a record 177 member states. The first International Yoga Day was observed around the world on June 21, 2015. Since then, every year 21st June is celebrated as International Yoga Day.

Our Yoga Program

We at Trekmount have designed yoga programs for our clients that includes some refreshing yogic activities. Our yoga retreat in the middle of holy Himalayan town of Rishikesh is structured in such a manner that it will help you in rejuvenating, refreshing, and detoxing your body, mind, and soul. Our retreat includes comfortable accommodation with sattvic yogic food, practice of Yog asanas, pranayama sessions and sightseeing along with mantra chanting and meditation which will also be organized along the holy river Ganges.

Sightseeing includes outdoor yoga beside river Ganges, visit to kunjapuri temple for a hill top sunrise view, visit to Vashistha gufa the meditative cave, temple darshan and ashram tour. And lastly, the most important segment, that is, attending the Ganga aarti and special puja ceremony by the side of River Ganges.

Yoga retreats are the best way to spend your time if you are looking for a calm, peaceful and rejuvenating vacation. Yoga retreats also helps you in getting back to you journey of yoga. Join our programs in the abode of Himalayas and feel the change and improvement.

Packages for yoga retreat are as follows-

  • 7 days -320 USD
  • 14 days- 630 USD
  • 10 days- 480 USD
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