Ananda

Fitness

Say Om…To These Yoga Retreats

Child’s pose. Check. Warrior pose. Check. Mountain pose. Check. A more rejuvenated sense of self. Check. What are your plans this summer? Whether you’re looking to expand your knowledge of the yogic practice or you’re ready to jumpstart this discipline into your lifestyle, embrace the opportunity to focus on your wellbeing this season. It’s difficult []

Fitness

Yoga Workouts 101: Find Out Which Practice Suits You

There are numerous styles of yoga to suit your needs and your goals. In this “Workout 101”, we’ll get you started thinking about the kind of practice that fits your personality. Of course, experimenting with different classes and instructors is the best way to feel it out – you may be surprised to find out what works for you.

Fitness

Top 10 Voted Best for Yoga

Yoga is a great way to get a workout while increasing flexibility, and it’s also an opportunity to stretch the mind as you focus your attention on yourself and your body. Because yoga focuses on the all-encompassing concept of wellness through touching on mind, body, and soul, the practice is a great fit with getaway []

Cherry Steamed Pudding

Nutrition

Spa Recipes from Ananda in the Himalayas

Ananda in the Himalayas is a destination spa devoted to holistically healing the mind, body, and spirit through its philosophy of combining Ayurveda, Vedanta, and yoga. Nestled near the shores of the River Ganges, Ananda, once the residential palace of a maharajah, has created a spiritual oasis against the backdrop of the majestic Himalayas. Offering cuisine designed to rejuvenate, Ananda’s food concept incorporates the fundamental principles of Ayurveda and is created to suit each of the body constitution type —Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. The following is a popular recipe for the Vata dosha type, courtesy of the Ananda Kitchen.

Travel & Play

Ask Susie

I have one word for you. Ananda. Well, four – Ananda in the Himalayas. This fantastic destination spa has been a SpaFinder consumer favorite for years, having won several Readers’ Choice Awards, including the 2009 country award for Best Spa in India. SpaFinder Sallie Fraenkel paid a visit to Ananda last spring and here’s what she had to say:

Living Well

Spas = Stress Reduction

Spas = Stress ReductionSusie Ellis, SpaFinder Insider How I wish that more people would see the connection between spas and stress reduction. Hopefully, as an industry, we can help more people make this connection. Clearly, this is “our moment.” Stress is at an all-time high. Spas reduce stress. Most people who have been to a []