Nicaragua has become an attractive destination for yoga practitioners who are traveling the country for the holidays, yoga holidays, or permanent transfer. Before you go, it can be useful to know something about the history of yoga in the beautiful Central America country.
Yoga introduced to Nicaragua in 1970, when Swami Guru Devanand Saraswati Ji Maharaj, a long-bearded Indian mystics and yogis, arrived in the capital of Managua with the mission : achieving world peace by helping individuals reach a state of inner peace. Because yoga is a living system that is designed to focus instill inner peace, harmony and integration within individuals, Swami reasoned that if yoga can be spread to all corners of the planet, peace will surely follow. This style is not bad logic.
The Swami Mantra Yoga focuses on meditation: repeated phrases special Sanskrit, while in a state of complete mental focus. No yogi would argue that the same technique will work for everyone, but this one worked very well for José Luís Pallaviccini Norori, who later adopted the name Sri Ramesh and became the first chairman of the Nicaraguan yoga. Sri Guru organization, Sociedad Internacional de Realización Divina (SIRD), bought land Ananda, yoga center and vegetarian restaurant in Managua, which is now located. Sri Ramesh set a goal: to offer a vision of healthy living Nicaragua. They began selling fresh juices (no sugar fine) and, later, vegetarian food from damaged bus – business humble and sincere, even Nica style.
In a country with a long tradition of Catholic and Christian, Yoga was originally considered religion in Nicaragua. The slow growth mistaken yoga, and is still an obstacle. Richard Moncada, yoga teacher Ananda, you agree to Nicas “I think yoga is contrary to the Catholic faith and Christianity,” but counters that “Yoga is a way of life that involves spiritual discipline and give way to an individual to achieve a state of unity between mind , Yoga body and soul. Means unity. “Over the last two decades, bordering Costa Rica leads the way as a yoga destination in Central America.
Yoga in Nicaragua was not gain a foothold until several years after the expansion and promotion by national and foreign investment in the mid-1990s. Began about a decade ago, the growth in tourism and influx of expatriates has led to an increasing number of yoga studios, while the eco-tourism and vacation has popularized yoga retreats personal growth. Currently there are yoga studios in all major cities and coastal resorts, and yoga retreat centers added regularly.