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Yoga India summary 2019

We have travelled through India during Festival Season: Navratri, Dussehra, and Diwali. This means that mass migration around the country increases train cancellations, road traffic, and accomodation demand. Although the Yoga Trip Itinerary was well organised, the unpredictability factor was high, putting extra pressure…

Yoga tour 2019

Haridwar & Rishikesh – Days 1 – 4 The latest tour of India with my yoga group has been amazing. Sometimes you must take the bull by the horns and make the most of the unexpected twists and turns. Although our early morning train…

Haridwar, bathing in the river

 

The meditation cave

DAY THREE – ‘CHARANPADUKA’ – God’s Footprint Just before the sun rose I followed the ladies who collect tulsi (sacred basil) up the path to a place called Charanpaduka – God’s Footprint. Here at the shrine I sat and had herbal tea with the…

Bravest of the brave

DAY TWO – EMPOWERMENT AT WEST MANA This morningĀ  I had scheduled a special Empowerment Meditation at 7am, where I envisioned myself and all my students, friends and family members, past and present, re-routing our energies through the highest planes – to connect to…

Reaching yogic heights

DAY ONE – Badrinath Sometimes, when we put up with hardship along the journey, the destination offers the sweetest fruit. Badrinath is a jewel of a palace: with high altitude (3300m), thermal hot pools, rushing rivers and snow capped peaks. Immediately you feel your…

Bathing in the river – Haridwar

A few members of the Tuesday 6pm class gave money regularly over a few months so I could hand small donations out to the poor. Local people in Haridwar were so grateful when I was able pass that generosity on. Money was also given…