While enjoying all the wonders that Puerto Vallarta has to offer for your entertainment, we can also find suitable places to practice other activities that seek to relax and strengthen the soul and body.
Some of these activities are yoga and meditation and in Vallarta there are many specialized spas, yoga centers and resorts for those that want to reconnect with themselves and enjoy a completely different type of holiday.
Our body enjoys a well deserved vacation so it can relax and rest from the daily toil, but you also need to rest both your mind and your spirit. Distance yourself from all the hustle and enjoy the calm and serenity of emptiness and silence through yoga and meditation.
What better choice for this than Puerto Vallarta with all its beauty and natural environment that sustain the process of achieving peace and quiet in your body and mind, what you really need for their continued health.
The main goals of the ancient practice of yoga and meditation are the improvement of both the mental and physical health by establishing a consciousness of the self. They also help relieve stress from the daily routine and help you stop worrying constantly about the problems in everyday life. This allows you to attain a more objective view of things, which also contributes to a significant improvement in personal relationships and enjoying a better day to day life.
Yoga and meditation are very effective and practical exercises, and through their practice a person can achieve a full communion with themselves through the practice of postures and breathing exercises that considerably increase our energy.
There are several methods of yoga and meditation, but they all have the same purpose: to establish physical, mental and spiritual balance.
Hatha Yoga, for example, is the best known yoga method and includes much more than just postures, it also includes purification methods, mantras and meditation.
Another well known yoga system is Kundalini Yoga or the consciousness yoga, which practices yoga postures, some specific breathing methods, chanting mantras and meditation.
Others are the Iyengar Yoga, Bikram Yoga, which are similar to daily exercise routines and is recommended for people who want to improve their fitness, increase their strength and obtain greater flexibility. The Jivamukti Yoga, with devotion and non-violence as basic principles, is also indicated for people who want to get into shape.
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a vigorous and contributes to the flexibility of the practitioner. The Anusara Yoga is a mixture of body alignment, smoothly performed postures and the contact with divinity.
And finally a new practice called Laughter Yoga, whose rationale is that the body does not know the difference between real and faked laughter, so the body secretes the same substances as it would with normal laughter and then the benefits for the body are the same.
As we can see, there are several different methods to meditate and practice yoga, they all have basically the same goals. This is why we recommend a trip to Puerto Vallarta, you’ll disconnect from the “real” world and experience a truly different holiday, where you’ll dive deep into your mind and spirit, and you’ll go back home really relaxed and free from stress.