Yoga, Wellness, Rejuvenation and travel Programme -Explore North East India

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Welcome to the North East India’s First Yoga Retreat with SILOAM, Meghalaya! Your next Vacation of Yoga and Adventure.  A Yoga Vacation program designed to recharge your energetic batteries and truly rejuvenate your body and mind to leave you feeling inspired, refreshed, centred and peaceful in 14 acre pine forest for open in outdoor sessions and activities. 250 seater Amphitheater by the Lake. Fully and excellently furnished accommodation for 60 persons in lake view rooms. 10 executive lake side Cottages with spacious open decks. State of the Art 100 seater conference Hall. 2 additional Meeting Halls for 25 persons each. 2 separate Dormitories to accommodate 100 persons. Landscape pathways for personal reflection and meditations. http://siloam.co.in

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Contact Person : Mr. Kaushik Moral

Contact Number : + 91-8794006606

Can Being Vegan Lead to Enlightenment?

Adopting a plant-based diet makes sense for your health and the environment, and according to some yogis’ interpretation of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, one of yoga’s primary texts, it may also be a way to enlightenment. Some yogis believe diet is key to practice the Yoga Sutra’s principle of *Ahimsa, or non-harming., meaning “nonharming,” is the first of five yamas, or guides for self-restraint, set forth in the Yoga Sutra. To some practitioners, veganism is ahimsa in practice: “It’s about being kind—to others, including animals, to the planet, and to oneself,” says Sharon Gannon, co-founder of Jivamukti Yoga School and the vegan Jivamuktea Café in New York City, and author of the vegan cookbook Simple Recipes for Joy. “Veganism is not about restriction—it’s a way of eating and living that can create more happiness and joy.”

Gannon is on one end of the veganism-as-ahimsa spectrum, choosing also not to eat honey or wear clothes made from animals, such as leather. But other practitioners take a different tack. “[Patanjali] says to be as kind as you can and to do no harm, and while being vegan is one way, there are a lot of other ways,” says Alanna Kaivalya, an international yoga teacher and author of Myths of the Asanas. A former vegan, Kaivalya, with her doctors, determined that the diet actually exacerbated an existing thyroid condition, so now she buys local and organic food when possible, including meat, and looks for other ways to incorporate ahimsa into her life. “There’s not one right way to practice yoga, but there is a right way for you,” she says.

*Ahimsa : Non-Violence