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4 Spiritual Benefits of Chanting Mantras

For the uninitiated, many ancient religions and traditions emphasized on the power of mantras, or repetitive recitals of specific words that produce specific vibrations and sounds meant to stimulate healing and spiritual awakening in the human mind, body and soul.

Today, more often than not, people tend to find their awakening and rejuvenation in travel, especially for wellness. One might find himself or herself staying in one of the best 5 star hotels in Udaipur, such as the Tree Leaf Vantara Resort & Spa, and enjoying its holistic spa services or beautiful idyllic environs. But to make best use of this relaxing time, incorporating mantra chants during the stay and beyond is crucial.

Here, we take a look at the 4 major spiritual benefits of chanting mantras:

  1. Makes you more intuitive

Ancient scholars and practitioners believed that through chanting mantras, our body can grasp the positive energies and the divine energies that surround us. The repetitive chanting of the same sounds has a hypnotic effect on the mind, thus releasing it from stress and transferring it into a state of higher consciousness and concentration. This makes us more aware of everything around us, leading to development of powerful intuitive abilities over time.

  1. Makes you more compassionate

It is believed that chanting mantras not only unburdens the mind of stress but also opens it up in a way that the practitioner begins to view himself or herself in divine light. This often leads people to view others in a new light as well – one of passion, love, compassion, and forgiveness.

  1. Makes you more receptive and content

Naturally, chanting produces a state of mind that has a far-reaching effect on our thoughts and behaviour. Mantras are believed to hold the power to resonate one’s mortal body with the vibrations of the universe. Since every mood we have is associated with a vibration, chanting mantras gives us control over them. The result? We begin to be more content with our lives and surroundings.

  1. Makes you give up materialism

Every day, we are worried about our bodies, our health, our pleasures, and our desires. Chanting mantras is a way to break free of this preoccupation, since it tunes us into higher levels of consciousness where we realize that life and death are just cyclic.

Whether you are enjoying one of the Udaipur resort packages or find yourself meditating at a Binsar resort, your mantra chanting will always benefit from the right place and the right environment. If there is any treasure to be found in ancient wisdom that is worth taking forward into the new world, it is this divine practice.

Varanasi – A Complete Spiritual Awakening with Tree Of Life

Varanasi, or the erstwhile city of Banaras, is fabled for its mystique. Banked by the holy river Ganga, Varanasi witnesses millions of pilgrims and tourists walk through its narrow streets, bathe on its stepped ghats, pray at its over 2000 temples, and find deliverance from the throes of mundane, urban life. No wonder it is called the spiritual capital of India.

For a complete spiritual awakening, a wide range of eclectic experiences can be derived from the city of Varanasi:

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1. Walking through the lanes

The streets of Varanasi are older than time, and are bustling with mystics, ancient artefacts, goods and commodities. You can immerse yourself in the local culture and architecture by walking over to Dal Mandi, Kite Market, Vishvanath Gali, and the famous Dasashwamedha Ghat.

2. Soaking in at the evening arti

A boat ride in the sacred Ganga River will liberate your senses, which can be followed by the enchanting evening arti at the ghats.

3. Indulging in yoga and meditation

The air at Varanasi is pure and incense-laden, thus creating the perfect ambience for yoga and meditation sessions. You can join in the exercise at the temples, river banks or at wellness centres.

4. Basking in the village life

Experience the life of the local at a nearby village by learning to drive tractors, tilling the fields, digging vegetables, and celebrating the idyllic simplicity of life. t

5. Taking a pilgrimage to Sarnath

The famous Buddhist site of Sarnath is 25 minutes away from Varanasi, and will transport you to a different world altogether.

And to heighten this spiritual awakening, Tree Of Life – which is renowned for having some of the best 5 star hotels in Udaipur, Jaipur, Binsar, etc. – has created a spectacular resort with spaces designed to heal the mind, body and soul. All the above-mentioned experiences can also be found in the resort’s activities that have been curated carefully for the weary-eyed traveller who is seeking solace in the lap of luxury and serenity.

Located 20 minutes from the airport, Tree of Life Resort & Spa Varanasi is your ultimate retreat that captures the essence of Varanasi in its design, similar to how luxury hotels in Udaipur or Kerala try to bring in their local flavours in their interiors. Lavish balconies called barjas, dispersed shivlings, evening arti Ganga Kund, the Yantra watering hole, and Ekam The Spa come together to create hallowed spaces reminiscent of Varanasi.

Come, find your peace.

Find Solace in the beautiful Alleppey

Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha, is located in the beautiful and picturesque state of Kerala in south India. The epithet, Venice of the East, came from its quintessential backwaters, lagoons, lakes, and beaches. With a tropical climate and filled with lush greenery everywhere, it is a perfect spot to spend a few calm and serene days away from all the city noise. For accommodation, the luxurious Appelley beach resorts are just the place to spend your days. Be it a weekend itinerary or a week-long adventure, Alleppey is the perfect destination for every traveler. It is a place surrounded by different and new experiences, to sate your lust for adventures. Some common places to visit in Alleppey are as follows :-

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Houseboats

If budget is not an issue for you, try spending a day in one of the deluxe houseboats. The place is filled with canals running in the entire city, which will allow you to travel in the entire city through water bodies. The vicinity is covered with shimmering water bodies and swaying coconut trees. If you are in love with nature, then it will surely be one of the most satisfying and mesmerizing journeys you will ever make.

Marari beach

Coveted for the spellbinding flora and fauna of the ocean, the place has become one of the most idyllic destinations for nature lovers. With shimmering water touching the broad golden sand, having swaying coconut trees in the background and the sun slowly setting behind the ocean is the most quintessential image of nature one can imagine. If you are seeking solace in solitude spend some days at the Marari Beach Resorts and this should surely make it up to your bucket list.

Backwaters

Alleppey resides within a maze of backwaters. Canals and inter-connecting lakes cover the entire city in a way that you can travel the entire city by boats. The backwaters is a soul-soothing destination, where people go to enjoy the serenity of nature. The watching of sunsets, birds, daily lives of farmers, fishing and gazing at the vast prodigy of nature cannot be anymore mesmerizing and overwhelming.

Pallippuram

Pallippuram is a beautiful offbeat location located in Alleppey. A small island in the Vembanad lake. Filled with vegetation, the island is really a treat to the eyes. Taking a stroll down the lonely forest is an absolutely indispensable experience for any nature lover. While taking a walk amidst the lush green forest, you can often see beautiful species of birds and other small animals. Although, the pristine nature comes at a price. Since so few tourists visit this place over the year, most of the basic amenities are not available.

Why you need Meditation in your Life

Do you ever get the feeling that distractions have occupied the front stage in your life and your ambitions have simply left you for good? You may be yearning to take a few days off work, switch off the mobile phone and go rediscover the moral fiber that keeps you going. A vacation, however, to the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary or the pristine beaches of Goa are just a temporary fix.

Sometimes, all you need to get away from are the unreasonable thoughts your mind is left to entertain due to an inner turmoil. Running off isn’t going to help; you need to sit down and meditate to reflect on your lifestyle. It won’t be easy at first but you will witness the difference as you get along. In case you’re wondering what all you can change with a few minutes of meditation, read on.

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Increases self-awarenesss

A flurry of varied thoughts passes our busy minds every hour of the day. You simply choose to entertain the ones you like and disregard the others. In case it never tickled your fancy why we have thoughts we don’t like, meditation will help you comprehend your thought process better.

It will simply put your desires and thoughts in front of you and help you make choices accordingly. A meditated mind, believe it or not, will be able to entertain more thoughts as compared to a confused mind.

Improves your sleep pattern

Only a handful can affirm that they sleep undisturbed each night. Sleep, as it turns out, is much than a few hours of rest; it is a part of the cognitive function of our bodies. Regular meditation decreases the time spent postponing sleep during the night.

Anxiety and depression are quite common and a great cause for insomnia. Meditation helps clearing the disorder of thoughts and induces sleep at right time and duration.

Decreases stress

Stress has turned our daily schedules upside down and most of it is unavoidable. As you begin to understand your breathing pattern during meditation, the conscious state helps you understand stress. While you notice an instant difference, gradual meditation will decrease the accumulated stress and relax your mind.

Makes you a happier being

Once you identify various thoughts, you’ll learn to choose between your own thoughts as opposed to the ones induced by stress and anxiety. Meditation rids you of the negative thoughts, thereby bringing positivity to your temperament.

Gives you a clear view of your goals

Attaining your goals is basically the practice of dealing with problems. Meditation opens the various connections between your brain and helps you think rationally. It improves brain functionality by adjusting brain waves and thus helps you to get a clear view of your goals.
Sleep well, eat healthy, go for treks in Uttarakhand or Himachal Pradesh and assign yourself the paramount task of cultivating meditation in your routine. You will see the scattered puzzles of your life come together to paint a beautiful picture.

What Makes TreeLeaf Your Next Holiday Vacation Spot

Life moves at a breakneck speed, just about zipping by office deadlines, late night dinners, grocery shopping and catching up on sleep, if any time remains. It’s important to give yourself a break; allow your muscles to recoup, your brains to regain its fervor, and you to reenergize and rediscover your spark. Start marking your calendars to give yourself a treat you deserve.

Udaipur and Kerala have always been popular destinations among the tourists, domestic or international. They are well-renowned for their stunning visuals – royal palaces and lakes in Udaipur, backwaters and palm groves in Kerala. Many flock to these dreamlands for a getaway to recover and feel fresh! At Tree Leaf, the leisurely experience steps up to become luxury comfort stay that is very much the need of the hour for a travelling soul. So if you’re planning a vacation, for a weekend or a week, here’s why you should be staying with us at Tree Leaf:

Connect With Nature Through Wellness

We pride ourselves in creating an ambience in tune with our natural surroundings, bringing the best nature has to offer, all under one roof. The calm sound of the ocean waves and the pristine white beach at The Tree Leaf Marari Sands sets up the perfect environment for a round of peaceful meditation.  Tree Leaf Vantara Resort & Spa is surrounded by blooming, lush-green forests. Away from the city, hear the bright birds chirping in the morning as you breathe in clean air after a restful sleep. Experiences like these are rarely available with any other Kerala or Udaipur resorts packages, making this ethereal adventure a must try.

De-stress In The Lap of Luxur

Serene By The Sea at Marari Sands can be your ultimate relaxation spot. Swaying hammocks, gentle breeze and a mocktail in hand – unwind in style while catching up with your fellow travellers on the beach. Our spa in Udaipur as well the one in Marari Sands, can also be you perfect de-stressing haven, feeding positive energy to your mind, body and soul with a little help from some therapeutic massage by the experts. The lush-green Aangan in Udaipur also becomes your perfect spot to have some lovely tea with a majestic view of the Aravalli hills, soothing your eyes and the mind.

Taste Local Food with The Richest Flavours

Fresh produce and catch make it to our kitchens to serve you an eclectic fare that is finger-licking good. Head to The Aravalli, the all-day dining option at Udaipur, and dig into the delicious menu that covers Rajasthani, Gujarati and Continental cuisines. The Waterfront at Marari Sands serves you delectable Malabar palate that will have you asking for more! If outdoor seating is your cup of tea, head to Aangan and Serene by The Sea for the perfect private date under the sky. If you wish for something that is not on the menu, our chefs will happily create a curated dish for you!

With less than 18 accommodations at each of our properties, be guaranteed a non-crowded, peaceful stay that can help you rejuvenate to be at your absolute best. Whether travelling solo, with a partner, or family, a Tree Leaf holiday is what you truly deserve.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Key Antioxidants that Help in Quick Workout Recovery

A stay with us can be the perfect break you need from your city life, a retreat as healthy as possible – physically, mentally and emotionally. Following the principles of a healthy retreat, fitness enthusiasts also have ample space to indulge in their morning workouts, be it following Surya Namaskar from the comfort of your private gardens at the Jaipur property or a jog down the serene Marari Sands. To treat your soreness from any workout, a soothing time at the spa is always in the calling.  Be it our spa in Udaipur or Binsar, your entire session can be customized to help you destress at your own pace. But did you know that the diet immediately after a workout too can help in recovery?

The free radicals released in our body after every workout need to be tamed; if not tended to, they may lead to cell damage. The potentially damaging ones need to be neutralized which may be done with the help of relevant antioxidants. Vitamin C & E are the best antioxidants to consume to tackle the mentioned free radicals. They help in muscle recovery and help you avoid fatigue post a workout.

Read on to know a little more about them:

Vitamin C

vitamin c

The reason why orange juice is highly recommended for breakfast is due to its Vitamin C content. This anti-oxidant is extremely effective against muscle inflammation. Vitamin C is essential to repair any muscle tissue damage, a phenomenon fairly common when one works out regularly. A quick sip or a bite of a Vitamin C source post a workout ensures that muscle recovery starts at the earliest. So, if you have worked out in the morning and are stepping in into our in-house restaurants for a delicious, filling breakfast, do not forget to ask for your source of Vitamin C.

Vitamin E

vitamin e

As a part of eating a balanced meal covering all dietary requirements, you can always choose from dishes and preparation rich in Vitamin E post a heavy workout. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that helps in repairing skin tissue and slows down the ageing process of your cells. This pushes your cells to stay strong and be loaded with energy before, during and after your intense exercise.

We pride ourselves in creating a menu across all our properties that maintain the important balance between taste and nutrients. We even source our ingredients from our in-house kitchen gardens, creating a healthy, delicious palate for all our guests, a precious quality most Udaipur resorts packages or many hotel chains in India don’t have. On your next stay with us, exercise to your heart’s content without any worrying about recovery. We have your back with our luxurious spa treatments and an antioxidant rich meal!

We look forward to seeing you soon!