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NOT ONLY YOGA: the practice of the ancient Indian martial art in your yoga hotel in Trentino

Many disciplines to experience in your yoga hotel in Trentino with Chetan! Not only energizing morning yoga, Yoga Ashtanga, Hatha Yoga and Yoga Nidra.

Chetan is an Indian teacher certified to teach Kalaripayattu, an ancient and noble Indian martial art that is the origin of Asian martial arts.

Indulge in wellness and experience these practices at the winter retreat MEYOTAI: MEDITATION, YOGA, TAICHI, FIRE INSIDE, SNOW OUTSIDE.

The beauty of the traditional Indian art forms is that they all emphasise the development of the practitioner's self, regardless of the field in which they are applied. Yoga and Kalaripayattu, although completely different at first sight, lead their discoverers to an organic and harmonious growth of the human being and his inner self.

Kalaripayattu is the oldest form of martial art in India and originated in the Malabar regions of present-day Kerala. The word Kalari first appears in Sangam literature and literally means battlefield. The practice of Kalari is called Kalaripayattu. It is considered the oldest form of fighting in the world.

Kalaripayattu training includes sequences of Chuvatu and Vadivu, which literally means steps and postures. There are a total of eight animal postures and various steps that accompany them. These animal postures (lion, wild boar, cobra, elephant, tiger, horse, rooster and buffalo) have a direct effect on inner strengthening and the steps help the practitioner to move freely and with inner strength. Whether it is sport, dance or singing, this ability to move freely with inner strength is the basic requirement to excel in any form of work.

Kalaripayattu can be seen as an extension or extreme variation of yoga. Just like yoga, Kalaripayattu is about a wide opening and closing of the body. This opening and closing, when explored with breathing techniques, proves to be a powerful meditative practice for the holistic growth of the person, able to energise and synchronise their physical, mental and spiritual expressions.

The goal of each Kalaripayattu practitioner is to master a posture appropriate to the situation. The possibilities for combination are endless, and the ability to decide and act spontaneously depending on the situation is a wonderful example of mind-body cooperation.

The ability to observe this unity of body and mind together with the breath is exactly what yoga teaches.

Let Master Chetan Chauhan convince you of the benefits of this noble art in the mountains of Trentino!

Discover the two-day winter retreat in December: MEYOTAI: MEDITATION, YOGA, TAICHI, FIRE INSIDE, SNOW OUTSIDE.


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