Yoga, Meditation and Rejuvenation at Kanha
India is a renowned destination for yoga,
meditation, spirituality, rejuvenation and associated tourism. People from whole
world visit holy places like Haridwar, Benaras, Jabalpur, etc., to get
together and understand God and Indian philosophy of life from the famous
Gurus. Scriptures tell us to leave all luxury, lead a simple life with
only basic facilities to know and reach God within and around. Do ‘Tapa’ by
meditating on self or / and on things around, serve the sick and deprived and
do your Karma to your best. Most of the Ashrams are either in isolated
forest areas or near water bodies with difficult approach. With today’s
hectic and stressful life number of people looking for inner peace has
gone up many times making most of the well known Ashrams and destinations overcrowded
Places with natural surroundings are best to revitalize yourself with Yoga, meditation and spiritual healing. We need to stay at places which are near nature, with simple food and perform your Tapa. I feel Kanha national park is one such destination. Why Kanha, well you have all the required ingredients here, proximity with nature, serene atmosphere, tribal and underprivileged people to help and work for (the best way to please God), peace and tranquility which is incomparable. The environment around Kanha is so quiet and comforting that you can do yoga, meditate and understand natural world in a much better way which makes it easy to reach your goal. Remember, one of the best ways to understand God is to understand nature, contemplate on your karmas and improve on them besides serving the poor.
Kanha Tiger Reserve you can go for Gypsy safaris to enjoy the wilderness
and its inhabitants including the mighty Tiger – vehicle of Goddess. Jungle
walk or Cycling in Buffer zone to experience and understand
nature, get massage done from a local masseur or just relax and meditate. These
activities along with, fresh air, pure water and serenity of the area
facilitate your rejuvenation and revitalization.
Just leave behind today’s stressful life for some time and let your body and mind renew and recuperate itself. You can visit old temples, tributaries of River Narmada or Narmada itself. Activities like nature / wildlife photography, sketching, painting, writing about yourself, your experiences or a novel, singing or playing pleasing instrument like flute or guitar which harmonize with local surroundings help you discover your inner self, lets you speak your mind out and thus help you progress in all phases of life.
When and where is a big question since most hotels in Kanha are commercial and full of general and wildlife tourists? Well just chose an accommodation provider which is not on the main road, to keep you away, from the cluttered day to day life and general tourists. A property which can offer fresh and healthy vegetarian food, has a good library, along with tranquil jungle atmosphere. Plan your trip for a week or a month as time permits keeping in mind to avoid prime tourism season like mid December to 1st week of January when Kanha is overflowing with tourists.
Want to prepare for a spiritual and rejuvenating trip to Central India, just do not think, plan and reach for a better and healthier life.
Come, Celebrate Nature, Celebrate Life.
Kanha national park is spread over 2000 Sq. Km's out of which only 20% of core area is open for tourism. It has many villages in the buffer area and all resorts in Kanha are situated in these buffer villages. Most of the accommodation providers at Kanha and other tiger reserves in India only offer tiger safari and wildlife based tourism where in we visit the national park in 4 x 4 Gypsy powered by Petrol / Diesel. This has its impact on our natural heritage and wildlife both i.e. the whole bio-diversity has negative impact due to carbon based fuel being used. May be the impact is very small or negligible since limited number of tourist permits are allowed per day but as on date wildlife tourism and nature photography has become a hobby which many want to take up and number of tourists visiting our national parks like Kanha are on the rise.Our forests and wildlife need proper treatment and sustainable tourism should be kept in mind. There are activities which do not harm nature or local biodiversity or have minor impact like in walking. Yoga and Meditation based wellness program is something which can be enjoyable at a place like Kanha National Park, in midst of forests with pure air, fresh and pure water and lush green trees around. I personally suggest we should take up tourism activity which are sustainable and rejuvenation program at Kanha is something I fully support and welcome guests to enjoy the serine environment of Kanha.