Thursday, November 19, 2009

Roaming Rishikesh

2-16 November 2009 - Rishikesh, India.

I hung out in Rishikesh for about two weeks after the ashram. It was great being lazy and chilling out in the town. A bunch of TTCers did yoga together at the Sivananda ashram each afternoon at 4:30pm. I met a psychologist from Minnesota and we agreed to meet for breakfasts/dinners most days and had nice talks about everything under the sun. It was pretty similar to my Beirut routine...coffees and wandering and meeting people...

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Lonely Planet says:
Ever since the Beatles rocked up at the ashram of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the late ’60s, Rishikesh has been a magnet for spiritual seekers. Today it styles itself as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’ – with some justification – as there are masses of ashrams and all kinds of yoga and meditation classes. Most of this action is north of the main town, where the exquisite setting on the fast-flowing Ganges, surrounded by forested hills, is conducive to meditation and mind expansion. In the evening, the breeze blows down the valley, setting temple bells ringing as sadhus (spiritual men), pilgrims and tourists prepare for the nightly ganga aarti ceremony.


assie said...

Ali - i love your photos !!! you take awesome photos ! this cow one is so cool !!! always always take a zillion photos !!! xxx's