We’ve closed the India chapter of our trip. Here’s a short summary in pictures.
We’re no longer in India, but check out what traffic there was like.
When we decided to add India to our itinerary many people wondered why we chose this part of the world as a travel destination. A few individuals tried to change our plans by telling us horrible stories about thievery, scams and diseases. I have to admit that on the one hand, some of these tales [...]
Our most recent adventure: camel ride through the desert.
We came to Agra just like millions of other people to see the main pride of India – Taj Mahal. Fellow travelers suggested a sunrise or a sunset as the best time to visit the Taj Mahal. The temperature here in April goes over 40C, the marble floor heats up so quickly than by noon [...]
I came to Rishikesh to learn about proper alignment of postures and the benefits of yoga. I was curious why some asanas (postures) are good for back pain, or why a child pose helps with insomnia. When I decided about the course I knew I wanted to study in India, the source of yoga. I [...]
We recently heard none other than the The Beatles themselves chose Rishikesh to do a little quality mediation time. They stayed in an International Academy of Meditation ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. While currently closed and somewhat neglected, it’s unofficially open to anyone with a spare 50 Rupee bribe at hand!
Part of staying at the ashram is karma yoga; usually in the form of daily service for the ashram. Julia Roberts in “Eat, Pray, Love” had to scrub the floors of the meditation hall. We had to help build a new ashram. On one of the beautiful Sunday mornings we all got into a few [...]
Here is what I have been doing every morning for the last couple of weeks. This is a quick view of my morning asana class, every day from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM stretching, flexing and building up strength.
On one of the days off from Yoga school, we took a rafting trip on Ganges river. Highlights below.