India Lifestyle Travel Diaries

Kairali Zen

June 22, 2015

As I wrote in my previous post I went through ayurvedic practice at Kairali – Health thru Ayurveda in India.

It was my first time in an ayurvedic clinic and Kerala, and honestly, I didn’t know what to expect. I tried some yoga before, did some meditation, but I never went deeply into that. For that reason, I decided to attend all classes at Kairali (yoga, praying, meditation, cooking) to be able to give myself a chance to really experience something new.

The first day at Kairali began with a sunrise yoga. My previous yoga classes experiences were nothing to do with pleasure and relaxation, they were rather with reaching goals and pain. And I thought it was normal.

That morning at Kairali totally changed my perception of yoga practices. There, at the yoga ground, I saw different women, of different age, body shape, race, physical state. They were all about the same thing – love and acceptance of themselves. I was watching them and I felt that “now and here”. There was no yesterday and tomorrow, no one hour ago nor dinner in the evening. We were all in the same moment and felt it. There was no need to reach results, it was all about the process and it was amazing.

Hare!

Photographer: Vitaliy Pototskiy

Location: Kerala, India

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19 Comments

  • Reply Anna July 7, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    I’ve also had that experience, when someone forces you into sports. No good!

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya July 28, 2015 at 12:34 pm

      Thank you for understanding!

  • Reply natashakundi July 15, 2015 at 4:08 am

    You are so lucky to have visited India. I think yoga helps a lot in keeping fit and fresh. Stretching is the key.

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya July 28, 2015 at 12:35 pm

      thank you!

  • Reply Kara Benz July 23, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    India is definitely on my bucket list for this very reason! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya July 28, 2015 at 12:35 pm

      Kara, I hope you will visit it! It is incredible

  • Reply momwithfive July 23, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    India is one of my favorite countries. Thanks for sharing this story.

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya July 28, 2015 at 12:36 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply caendicott July 23, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    You’ve reminded me of the benefits and calming effect yoga has on me. I need to start it again. Thanks!

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya July 28, 2015 at 12:36 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply Asheli July 23, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    My daughters and I are starting to delve into different practices in Indian Culture so this post is very interesting to me! Thanks for sharing!

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya July 28, 2015 at 12:34 pm

      Dear Asheli, Indian culture is truly amazing! There are more posts in India category, I hope you will visit this country! It is amazing

  • Reply mandipimental July 23, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    i have a goal this year to move into more advanced yoga. thanks for sharing your post, beautiful photo!

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya July 28, 2015 at 12:33 pm

      I hope you will do so!)

  • Reply tots2travel October 26, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    I miss yoga and I miss India. Probably time to find time for yoga again.

  • Reply Beth October 26, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Your photography is always soooo good. I love it so much that I’m now following you on Instagram!

    I’ve always wanted to go to India but never been. I love the idea of love and acceptance of yourself as I really need this. Do you know whether they have any other centres around the world?

    Beth x
    http://www.ProFemaleBlogger.com

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya October 26, 2015 at 3:50 pm

      Thank you so much!
      I don’t know whether they have other centers around the world, but going to Kerala is worth it!
      People are so nice in Kairali, I had a feeling that they just love and accept their guests.
      The climate and food are amazing.

  • Reply Abeer October 27, 2015 at 4:40 am

    I have visited India once but unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to check out their yoga practices. I need to remember this for my next trip coz it looks so peaceful and relaxing!

  • Reply Rose Sahetapy March 5, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    A lovely post with a beautiful message “There was no need to reach results, it was all about the process and it was amazing;” The photo immediately caught my eyes. Stunning!

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