On June 2014 the United Nations declared the 21st of June as the international day of Yoga. However, what does this mean? What for?
Well, to recognize this valuable legacy of India to the world, which started some 5000 years ago. However, the best of all, for me, is to unite us all in a day of practice, knowing that we all look up to the same goals of happiness and freedom. All creatures deserve to be happy and free, lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu…as the mantra says*.
Yoga – Asana practice- classes all around the world today, as every day, but with the aim of sharing this life tool with our friends, relatives, co-workers and fellow strangers so that it can reach more and more people.
When it comes to the where to practice yoga, well it can be from your living room area, a garden, to a lovely shala in a studio. Moreover, what about when you are out of your hometown? Any yogi would answer anywhere too! But isn’t it great to know that many hotels have now their own yoga deck or shala for their guests to practice too?
In our country Yoga has become very popular, you can find yoga studios available in every province. There have also been governmental initiatives to bring yoga to all people in San Jose city, as “Enamórate de tu ciudad”, which along with the Costa Rican Yoga Association, offered free classes in the España Park in downtown San Jose every Saturday. Really cool!
Also, travelers from all over the globe visiting our country may practice in different areas while they make a “normal” trip. Furthermore, Costa Rica has become as well a popular destination for yoga retreats.
Among others, these are some of the significant properties offering yoga facilities and/or classes to its guests, while they can enjoy the surrounding nature and landscapes:
Enjoy life, enjoy yourself through yoga! Namasté
*May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.
Written by Marcela Valverde for Camino Travel