More than just meditation and exercise, it´s finding your path to bliss as a way of life.
Got an invite to witness a celebration of self-realization as yogis celebrate the International Day of Yoga on 21st of June 2017, and enlightenment came in handy.
I´ve always thought of doing meditation and yoga then I came across this video awhile back. On how to meditate anywhere and anytime.
But as for someone who doesn´t regularly practice deep meditation more so yoga, knew little about it. Apart from it being a workout for most people, it is a lifestyle.
Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness.
The yoga instructors were from Ananda Marga, a global spiritual and social service organization founded by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti . Their organization will celebrate their 50 years in practice next year.
During our stay in Isabela, the more I knew about Ananda Marga. For about 3 days, I was able to witness their way of life. It´s unique in the sense that they promote self-realization yet at the same time service to all. Ironic in a way rather for them, it´s complementary to each other. As their ideology promotes,
And since we were with Margis, practitioners of Ananda Marga, we also got a taste of their lifestyle. Margis are strictly vegans. As Margis respect and consider the emotion and well-being of animals due to the Indian origins of the practice. Furthermore, any food that is not good for the mind and maybe harmful for the human body is not patronized.
Veganism is what binds their philosophy, as it would be for better health, religion teachings and lifestyle for a balanced and fulfilling life. Ananda Marga advocates the holistic way of life and of others. Certainly, these teachings were imparted to the people of Echague, Isabela.
To know more about them:
Quezon City Center – Sikatuna Village
46 Maamo St., Sikatuna Village
Quezon City 1101 Metro Manila
+6302 433 4583
Disclaimer: My visit was part of a press trip sponsored by the Department of Tourism of the Municipality of Echague, Isabela. No money involved.