5 Things to Learn from Indian Culture

When we explore another country, oftentimes we learn new and amazing facts and lessons from their unique cultures and traditions. With each country you explore, you gain small nuggets of knowledge that can change your initial viewpoints.
So what can you learn from a country like India? Here are 5 fantastic lessons you can learn from Indian culture:
Medicating mind and body
For Indian medicine, it's not only the body that has to be treated but the spirit and emotions as well. Locally there, Ayurvedic doctors exist and read everything from your skin elasticity to reading your aura. They also have a variety of treatments from massages, to diet plans to yoga breathing exercises. While you may not find doctors like that in your local hospital, it's important to find a doctor who cares for your emotional well-being and have a support group for when you feel depressed or anxious.
Namaste way of life
This prayer is a greeting in India and is said with both palms put together before bowing. It means “The divine in me bows to the divine in you” or simply “I bow to you”. Not only do they respect people physically, but they also show their respect to each other in a deep and spiritual way. With the modern world’s emphasis on quickness, we sometimes forget that we have to respect others if we want to be respected.
Economic hand-eating
In India, many meals are eaten using only their hands (thoroughly washed, of course). In many cultures, eating with hands only isn’t just an efficient way to eat but its economical, eco-friendly and fun to try. This doesn’t mean that you should eat every meal by hand, but it can be a fun and interesting experience to learn how to do it. The best part? Less utensils to wash post-meal!
Getting into yoga
You don’t have to be a physically gifted person to appreciate the benefits of yoga. Developed back in ancient India, the exercises focus on breathing exercises, meditation, and stretching out in many different poses. It’s a refreshing and relaxing way to work your body without the fear of overexertion. That doesn’t mean, however, that yoga can be done haphazardly as proper stretching and instructions are still needed so that you don't hurt yourself.
Accepting the spectrum
The country of India is one of the most populated countries across the globe. With 780 spoken languages and 7 major religions between its 29 states and 7 union territories, you’d think a lot of hard opinions would be scattered across the land, right? Fortunately for them, despite their differences, the people are often united and widely accept the differences between their fellow countrymen, big or small. It would be a wonderful thing if the rest of the world could adopt this accommodating outlook to diversity.
Like it or not, countries like India have a lesson to teach the travelers who visit there. Whether you adopt these ideas and practices or not is up to you, but there’s no harm in opening your views to different and new horizons as well.