Myanmar is definitely a country that is suitable for practicing Buddhist meditation. Foreign tourists can retreat to monasteries or meditation centers, such as the Yangon International Meditation Center. You don't have to be Buddhist to participate in the meditation sessions at these centres. During retreats called Vipassanna (a very old form of meditation), participants focus for hours on one part of their body in order to become aware of their breath and find calm and inner truth. A complete Vipassanna retreat in a meditation center normally lasts 10 days and you must agree to confirm to strict rules during the retreat.
Yoga lovers will find extraordinary places to practice this activity during their trip to Myanmar. Whether at sunrise or sunset, the light and spirituality that emanate from the temples and countryside areas are conducive to the practice of yoga. Some hotels and cruise ships now offer the opportunity to participate in yoga classes. Ask your Travel Expert for ways to integrate yoga and meditation into your holiday to Myanmar.
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