Top 10 Yoga Centric Retreats in Africa

Yoga, according to many originated in India during the Golden Age, nearly 26,000 years ago. The actual Sanskrit word, when broken down, means "to control," "to yoke" or "to unite." The word has also been translated to mean "joining, uniting and "union." The union is made between the self and the spirit. Yoga is a major part of the Hindu religion as it embodies their natural state of being and spiritual enlightenment. As a part of Hinduism, Yoga belongs to one of the six Hindu schools of philosophy. If you dig deeper, you can read about how yoga is used in conjunction with meditation. Yoga is also a major part of Buddhism as a part of their meditation practices. It has even been linked to Islam and early Christianity. Yoga today has become increasingly popular, among nature lovers who seek more than just the the normal travel. Either as a combination to cultural experiences today's travelers want to experience deeper and meaningful spiritual benefits as for the physical advantages. From popular musicians embracing Yoga to magazines filled with yoga ads, you simply cannot get away from Yoga and the influence it has had physically and mentally for a lot of people.

1. Om Yoga Retreat, Casablanca

Om Yoga Retreat is an ideal place for people who want to refine their yoga techniques and relax. Promoting healing, health, and growth, the center offers various types of yoga practices; including bikram yoga, hot yoga, hatha yoga, qi gong, nidra yoga, and yin yoga. Pilates, dance classes, detox sessions, and meditation are among the other activities visitors can enjoy at the stylish resort.