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Sustainable life in Ecuador

November 4, 2014

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Sustainable Life in EcuadorWhat was once seen as a benefit of modern living, speed, gadgets, genetic modifications to improve fruits and vegetables we eat every day is proving to be an obstacle to healthy life. It has become a burden and people are starting to look back to the past and to the simplicity of the life our ancestors once had. The only difference is that today we have a greater knowledge of agriculture, climate and manipulating plant life and we can choose to organically grow them and protect the plants and fruits without polluting the soil and air or genetic modification.

Escaping to a nice and quiet little village somewhere and returning to our roots is becoming more popular. Small and underdeveloped countries have many villages which still cultivate sustainable life. One of them is Vilcabamba in Ecuador. Today it is considered to be the new Mecca for permacuture and sustainable living. This trend started a long time ago about 20 or thirty years ago when city people from various places started coming here and forming new lives for themselves, and for the same reasons.

Ecuador is a fully natural country with no chemo trails, pure water and untouched lands. It is like a pure and sparkling drop of water in the midst of polluted rivers and seas, an organic oasis away from the wilderness of genetically modified living. Vilcabamba is located in a country with such a diverse natural beauty and riches. Its visitors can choose to enjoy the sunny beaches on the Pacific, explore the Amazon rain forest, visit the Galapagos Islands or the mountain villages and see active volcanoes. Exotic foods and wildlife are another addition to the reasons why this country is special and its cultural heritage requires a more indebt research and attention from any visitor. This territory once belonged to a great civilization- the Inca and carries a significant spiritual vibration.

Vilcabamba is a mountain village on the Andes. There are mountain rivers full of enriched colloidal minerals and an abundance of natural resources. This is one of the reasons why many of its inhabitants live a long life. Some believe it is the clean air and soil and the fruits rich in antioxidants, the medicinal qualities of plants, the donkey meat people eat and the steady pace of life. But whatever the reason is Vilcabamba is growing, becoming popular and attracting an international community from all over the world. These people respect ecological living and share the same vision.

This is a centre of nature lovers escaping the consumer society. In Vilcabamba they find a way to live as one with the eco-system. The climate is from 19 to 25 degrees Celsius during the entire year which is ideal for organic farming and permaculture techniques. Although many newcomers decide to build a farm, some decide to work with ancient Incas coffee pats, or alternative cattle pasturing and others perform researches of energetic sequences. They come from various places and layers in society, some are scientists, some professors others drivers or students but the low costs and available internet access make it even more desirable.

The Andes offer a unique freshness and clarity, purity of all things in nature and through its peace and stability they provide purity of thought. The echoes of the great civilization that once ruled this territory vibrates in all living things which make this place perfect for practicing the Qi Yo form. This is the reason why Multiversal Yoga holds 2 week retreats in Ecuador once or twice every year to provide the opportunity for others to feel Ecuador’s pulse, learn of its tradition, art, natural beauty, practice Qi Yo and to “bathe” in the primordial heritage of the land.

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