Top 5 Reasons To Do Yoga in Thailand
Yoga is fgf the language of souls!
Rejoicing the incomparable beauty of Thailand in its mystical beauty of famous beaches, tropical lands and popular Yoga Retreats is a celebration for all kinds of travelers.
Thailand - the “Land of Smiles” is a perfect destination for both, in-budget and luxurious travels. Before we talk about Yoga, let's acknowledge many other perks this place has to shower upon its tourists - ultimate nightlife, grand full-moon parties, delicious Thai cuisine, local seafood specials, etc.
When you think about Thailand, the things which pop up on every web search are – beaches and Yoga!
Koh Phangan is certainly one of the best spots to practice Yoga. Other famous turquoise green islands are Koh Tao, Koh Lanta, Koh Samui. Reflections of the impatient, evergreen trees of these islands make an elongated shadow in the clear waters of Thailand, scattered over the infinite boundaries across the horizon. So, what’s it which makes Thailand a favorite for yoga lovers? Here’s a look at the reasons to practice yoga in the ‘Land of Smiles’.
Top 5 reasons to do Yoga in Thailand -
1. Traditional Yoga from the Best in the Field
How can you make an experience out of a lifestyle? Ever wondered why all the yogis have reserved their precious time for a blissful yoga affair in Thailand? Ask all the people who have been a part of this yogic journey in the alluring land of Thailand. The country is home to a plethora of yoga training centers and yoga retreats where renowned yoga gurus and teachers from different corners of the world nourish the soul and mind of aspiring yogis with authentic, traditional teaching of the ancient art form. Also, the affordability of the programs is another factor that allures yogis to this enchanting land.
The northern part of Thailand is dominated with Yoga hubs. Those who want to make a difference in their lives cannot get away with this opportunistic location of wisdom.
2. Thai Yoga Massage
Indefinite reason to rejoice the beautiful beaches is the privilege to get a traditional Thai spa done in the parlors and wellness centers of Thailand. The rejuvenating experience of using the ayurvedic elements, herbs on you can even make you come back from the dead and heal you in the purest and most authentic form possible.
After a meditative experience of relaxing massage with oils, one must elevate the concentration by stepping into one of the Buddhist monasteries, to break through the powers of meditation. Sounds of the bowls, the placid ambiance, fragrant environment and the quietness of these monasteries in the busiest tourist place are itself an achievement.
Abigail Fernandes, a full-time traveler from Goa shares her first-hand experience of Thailand with us, “I had decided to go solo this time for a change, travel and food expenditures were surprisingly also falling in my budget. It was my best spontaneous decisions of all time. I attended the full moon parties on the ‘Chinese New Year Festival’. The serenity of the calm beaches and the colorful, vibrant garments of all the people addressed each other by saying ‘sabai sabai’, the alien language was humorous for me at first but then I gelled in. Well! I also happened to make a few yogi friends, whom apparently I met while dancing and partying all night near the shacks, next to the beach. They introduced me to the most famous Yoga retreat center, and the next morning we were attending Vipassana classes in the daylight. So strange it was for me to discover two completely opposite, flipping, yet beautiful sides of Thailand, completely a surprise to what I had initially planned or expected. It’s been 2 months now since I have come back and am still in awe of the place, literally can't wait to go back.”
Must attend these crazy festivals in Thailand:
- Phuket Vegetarian Festival
- Songkran (Water Festival) - April
- Wonderfruit Music and Arts Festival - December
- Phi Tha Khon ( Ghost Festival) - June/July
- Wing Kwai (Buffalo Racing Festival) - October
- Full moon Parties
4. Thai Cuisine
When it comes to cuisine, Thai food is a favorite among millions all over the globe. It comes as no surprise that the local seafood of Bangkok is making a delicious mark in the Food industry without making a hole in the pocket. Go for the street food and not-so-famous restaurants to get the real taste of the Thai culture. During your break from yoga training, head off to taste some local delicacies and satiate your taste buds. You’ll yearn for more, no doubt.
Must try classic Thai food:
- Tom Yum Goong (Spicy Shrimp soup)
- Tom Kha Kai (Chicken in Coconut soup)
- Pad Thai (Thai style Fried noodles)
- Som Tum (Spicy Green Papaya Salad)
- Pad Krapow Moo Saap (Fried Basil and Pork)
5. Adventure Sports
Young and aspiring yogis need something extra apart from their regular yoga practice to keep up the motivation. And that’s where the adventure activities come into the picture. Thailand is well-known for its wide range of adventure activities which can give an instant adrenaline rush. While you are at the beach, try your hands at adventure activities like snorkeling, free diving, kiteboarding, etc. There are lots of other activities available as well to bring out the adventurer in you, like:
White water rafting
- Jungle trekking
- Scuba diving with whale sharks in Mu Koh Surin National Park
- Waterfall Abseiling
- Sea Kayaking and Wake Boarding
- Zip-lining or Flight of the Gibbon
- Mountain Biking
- Sky-diving and Bungee-Jumping in Bangkok, Pattaya, etc.
- Free-diving and Surfing
- Caving and Rock Climbing
Rejoice in the goodness of yoga while you explore the country’s rich natural marvels and mingle with the friendly locals to create memories that stay forever.