Then where should you be headed if you’re a novice or an intermediate yoga enthusiast who wants to learn more in a nice, peaceful environment? Rishikesh a town bustling with yoga and meditation on the banks of river Ganga in the foothills of Himalayas, may be your best bet! Nestling at the foothills of the Himalayas, in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, this place is simply divine literally and figuratively. Even though it is visited by thousands of tourists every year, parts of the township are completely secluded from all tourist activity. The beautiful, woody greens, fresh air wafting off the Ganges and lovely white-sand beaches – ah, one can almost feel the spiritual intensity of this place! If its serenity alone doesn’t win you over, a lot more adds to Rishikesh’s credentials as the Yoga Capitol of India.
Named after the brilliant lineage of rishis that made it their home, the history of Rishikesh is deeply intertwined with the evolution of yoga. And can you guess why the rishis chose to practice here? Because apparently, its location is astrally aligned with all stars , to promote peaceful meditation. So essentially speaking, when in this cozy little town, you’re already predisposed to feeling great! Logistically speaking too, Rishikesh makes for an ideal destination for yogic practice. The place is relatively inexpensive, which means you wouldn’t burn a hole in your pocketing trying to reconnect with your inner being.