It’s holiday season and lots of you would like to visit a nice scenic locale and immerse yourself in Yoga and Meditation. India being the land from where Yoga originated; it attracts aspiring yogis from around the world seeking out a spiritual getaway from the travails of everyday life. While the length and breadth of India houses yoga centers and retreats; we look a 5 of the most revered places to go to.
1) RISHIKESH is called the ‘world capital of yoga’. And rightly so; because it houses Yoga Ashrams and Centers, both ancient and relatively newer too. Rishikesh, situated alongside the banks of the Ganges is a holy city and it is believed that Meditating here brings one closer to Moksha (Enlightenment). It’s also one of the rare places on the planet that you can actually see a Yogi and not the track pant-clad, yoga mat laden modern variety! So that further motivation to visit here.
Places of Interest: The world-famous Sivananda ashram offers Teacher Training courses that are highly sought after. Also, the wonderful Parmarth Niketan Ashram and Swarg Ashrams on the banks of the Ganga are must-visits. Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula, suspension bridges the let you cross the Ganges are landmarks here. Then of course the highlight of the city is the evening Aarti (Prayer) at the banks of the Triveni Ghat. All in all, Rishikesh is a must-visit for any serious Yoga aspirant – and it’s soon becoming a Mecca for a worldwide audience waking up to the deeper aspects of Yoga!
2) MYSORE is in many ways the birthplace of Modern 20th century Yoga. Although Yoga has been practiced in India since time immemorial; the role of Sri Krishanmacharya and his students Pattabhi […]