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.
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 [...]
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.
I just completed my third week of the yoga training course and I have to admit that these 21 days were not at all easy. Each day starts at 6.30 in the morning when it is still dark outside and temperatures drop to 45F. Wrapped in multiple layers of clothing and a blanket I join [...]
It was 11:00 PM. We got out of the airplane after a short but cramped flight, and made our way towards our reserved taxi driver. After settling into the beat up taxi, we drove for hours through the foggy night on roads of old asphalt and gravel. The car shook viciously on every bump, throwing our [...]