Energy flows where intention goes.

In modern times, we humans have been so used to being free that the very thought of isolation frustrates us. As we don’t have the habit of a disciplined daily routine, spending an hour in isolation becomes stressful. We are all so used to a fast-paced life that even a small pause makes us restless and anxious. However, you can manage all your stress and anxiety with yoga.

Yoga and Lifestyle Management

Yoga is a lifestyle, destress with Yoga. When one understands the philosophy behind every yogic practice, be it the cleansing techniques, asanas, pranayama, or meditation exercises, each one of these helps us accept the present in totality with grace. It also keeps you calm, energetic, and stress-free. Yoga makes lifestyle management a manageable task. Learn Yoga and practice it to get youthful skin, weight loss, and much more!

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Prana and Breath Manipulation

According to the yogic school of thought, prana, the vital energy, is the source of all our activities. The simplest manifestation of prana is breath. It is the breath that connects the body to the mind. That is why any change in the mind, or an emotional variation (take anger, grief, or anxiousness for example) alters the rhythm of the breath. We all notice this change in terms of rapid breathing, shortness of breath, sigh, etc.

All yoga techniques are based on mindful manipulation of breath in one way or the other. This manipulation of breath changes our state of mind. For example, whenever you are angry or anxious make a conscious effort to breathe slowly. After a while, your anger or anxiousness will disappear. Therefore, the practice of yogasanas with total awareness of breath keeps you stress-free and helps you stay away from unnecessary thought processes. That is why, a great Yoga retreat is necessary for you.

There are a few important aspects of yogasana practice which makes it unique. Breath is one of them. The next important aspect is the synchronisation between a yogasana and your breath. This means you move different parts of your as you breathe in or breath out. Remember, every posture is more beneficial if you maintain the asana for a longer duration than repeating the asana many times. Focusing inwards or outwards either by closing your eyes or fixing it on a particular point is also important as it stimulates various other processes and enhances the benefit of the practice. You will be calmer as you get more comfortable with each asana.

The Importance of Aadhara

Apart from breath, there are other vital points (Aadhara) that are manipulated during the practice of yoga. A few examples of these vital points include the big toe, forehead, umbilicus, etc. Stimulation of these points contribute to your overall wellness. The practice also activates your nadis and the chakras—energy channels in which the prana flows.

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Consistency is key

Regularity in practice is the secret to success while it comes to yoga. You can pick up a dynamic form like surya namaskar (sun salutations) or any simple yogic posture. When practiced diligently with total awareness, yoga not only offers physiological and psychological benefits but also provides with spiritual awareness, which is crucial in the times of crisis.

To conclude, a daily practice of yogasanas will keep you calm, happy, and stress-free without too much of an extra effort. Stress relief is a major factor to take into consideration, while choosing yoga. It helps one to stay healthy through prevention and cure while enhancing your immunity. Yoga also aids in balancing your emotions and contributes largely to your psychological well-being which is all the more important during the trying times of COVID-19 pandemic.


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What is Ayurveda?

Practiced by the great sages of ancient India, Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old system of holistic medicine defined as Knowledge of Life (Ayu meaning life and Veda meaning knowledge). It describes the healthy and unhealthy state of life (mind and body) and describes the methods of balancing unhealthy conditions. Ayurveda focuses on the wellness of every person as a whole. Since the constitution differs from person to person, the wellness therapies also differ and are unique to every individual.

What is Naturopathy?

Human beings have remarkable recuperative powers that can heal the body on its own without external chemical or surgical interference, which simply suppresses symptoms but does not heal nor remove the root cause of the disease. Naturopathy seeks to heal the body by promoting its own internal processes. Naturopathy gives importance to internal hygienic conditions using healing therapies such as Dietetics, Hydrotherapy, Mud therapy, Reflexology, and Massage, among others.

What is Yoga?

Yoga is a lifestyle, to be incorporated. It includes practices like Kriyas, Asanas, Pranayama, Bandha, Mudra, Meditation etc.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a holistic energy healing technique where a certified healer directs universal energy to the person who seeks healing. This restores your emotional, physical and spiritual energy.

What is included in your all-inclusive package?

If you choose our all-inclusive package, you will get a well-appointed luxurious room, Ayurvedic therapies, Naturopathic therapies ( hydrotherapy, massage, mud therapy, reflexology, dietetics) yoga sessions, acupuncture, all meals, all amenities, and a personal wellness consultation.

What types of food do you have?

Our culinary program is based on a wholesome, balanced and portioned diet. All of the food served at YO1 is locally sourced, organic, and sustainable. The ingredients that are used are free of harmful chemicals, alkaline, and genetic modification to create meals that promote an optimum state of health.

Where are you located?

We are located in the tranquil Catskills Mountains in Monticello, New York. Resting on over 1,300 acres of pristine landscape, including the historic and impressive Kutsher property, YO1 is easily accessible and offers guests the fresh air and serenity needed to make the profound changes in their lives that they are seeking.




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