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7 destinations for a wellness getaway

By: Josh Lew on Jan. 25, 2013, 5:21 p.m.
Yoga on steps by Ganges River in India

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Yoga and ayurveda in India

The practice of modern yoga as we know it in the West has its roots in Southern India. Yoga-themed vacations are offered all over the globe, but if you want to delve deeper into yogic practices and also experience the traditional Indian healing methods of ayurvedic medicine, then a trip to the Subcontinent is the best option. From spas with yoga studios and a menu of ayurvedic treatments to ashrams that offer days-long, intensive yoga sessions, the variety of yoga-themed vacations in India is endless.