By Adithi Mathews
Over a period, a practitioner of Yoga sees a transformation within themselves. It could start off as simple as being connected to one’s breath, or by being mindful of the way they consume and move, or even the most obvious – more flexibility and having more energy to carry out their days work. The true fruits to the practice are received when the practice continues over an extended period.
The aspect of the community is especially important to most practitioners, as it fosters motivation and a sense of belonging that helps make the practice more enjoyable when shared. One such event, that is a great place to experience the community spirit of Yoga is the Annual International Festival of Yoga, which takes place in Rishikesh, the Yoga capital of the world. Click here to read about Yoga in Rishikesh
“Yoga is a light, which once lit will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter your flame.” ― B.K.S Iyengar
This year marks the 31st edition of the festival, which saw first organised in 1999 in Parmath Niketan Ashram, which till date continues to be the venue of this world-renowned festival. Spread over 7 days, Yoga enthusiasts will have an exciting program line up from 4:00 am to 9:30 pm. Some of the planned activities of the IYF 2020 according to their Website are, ‘’over 70 hours of Yoga classes from world-class Yoga teachers practising multiple styles of Yoga including Kundalini Yoga, Power Vinyasa Yoga, Iyengar Yoga and Kriya Yoga. The participants will also be blessed with the presence, Satsang and divine words of revered saints and spiritual masters from within India.‘’