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5 Popular Yoga and Meditation Retreats in India

BY ROHIT AGARWAL

Though yoga originated in India, it is no longer just confined to the country. Today, it has thousands of followers all over the world and many yoga centres and ashrams in every country. With the United Nations declaring June 21 as the International Yoga Day, it has acquired more prominence. (more…)

Yoga for Everyone – Sivananda Yoga

 

BY ADITHI MATHEWS

There is an inspiring story about the guru-disciple relationship. As a young man Swami Vishnudevananda (disciple) was in the army and accidentally stumbled upon a booklet with a quote by Swami Sivananda (guru). The quote read, ‘An ounce of practice is worth tons in theory.’ Swami Vishnudevananda was so inspired by the quote that he set out and traveled the breath of India to meet the writer. The first meeting with Swami Sivananda left a strong impression on the young Swami, he was so inspired that he decided to return again and ultimately surrender to the feet of his guru and immerse himself  in learning everything about the Yogic science. This story in a certain way forms the premise of Sivanada Yoga – a traditional system of Yoga which is the dedication of a disciple to the teachings of his Guru.

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Why choose a Yoga TTC in India?

BKS IYengar Yoga Institute, Pune, India. Photograph - Coni Hörler

By Inna Costantini

With the increasing number of studios offering yoga teacher training courses, in India and beyond, it can feel confusing when faced with choosing where to go. As a practitioner and teacher, I have become somewhat sceptical of the whole business of short, intensive Teacher Training courses.   (more…)

Journey Of Yoga 

By Yarang Michi 

I was first introduced to yoga in 2009 when I was in Delhi. It was called Hatha yoga. Initially I started taking classes just for the physical benefits. However all those flows and poses from standing to balancing to inversions proved challenging which I had to perfect.  (more…)

Bhakti Pilgrimage North India 2016

Bhakti Pilgrimage | North India 2016

Bhakti Pilgrimage | North India 2016. Photograph -Wari Om

Written by Suparni Neuwirth

A scared journey of 10 days through Northern India, discovering the land of Sri Krishna, Radha, Shiva, Buddha and other enlightened beings. The Bhakti Pilgrimage is created for those, who wants to dive deeper into that sacred world.  (more…)

Snapshots of The International Yoga Festival (IYF)

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International Yoga Festival 2016 – A global gathering for Yoga

By Yarang Michi

The International Yoga Festival (IYF) represents that yoga is for everyone, irrespective of background, culture or religion. The need for yoga is everywhere, and this festival helps in bringing change and progressing towards a more healthy and peaceful life. The Yoga Festival is an annual event and this year it was scheduled between 1- 7th of March, 2016.  (more…)

International Yoga Festival Rishikesh 2016

By Puja Borker

Rishikesh is home to some of the most eminent Yoga schools and ashrams and Parmarth Niketan is one of the most popular Ashrams that attracts thousands of pilgrims from across the globe. Parmarth Niketan Ashram has been organising and hosting the International Yoga Festival since 1999 and has been successful in recreating the essence of the Sanskrit phrase “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” which means “the world is one family.”

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