Rishikesh ‘Yoga Capital of the World’

“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.”

The Beatles traveled to Rishikesh in 1968 to study Transcendental Meditation and composed nearly
48 songs, many of which appear in the White Album. This inspiring place, set in the foothills of the Himalayas, and on the banks of the sacred Ganges River, was where we started learning about the spiritual and philosophical aspects of Yoga. We highly recommend the book Bhagavad Gita as well as others in our library.

Meditating by the Ganges River

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Peaceful view of Rishikesh and the Ganga early in the morning
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We thought this would be a very quiet city but it is actually not that easy to find peaceful places among the cars, motorcycles, monkeys, cows, people and other noises that you would only know if you have been to India. It can also be a little “dangerous”! Salva was attacked by monkeys who stole his mango and bananas while he was crossing the bridge. He tried to hide it from them but the monkeys were pretty determined. They would not let us by until we gave them everything! Check out the short video below.

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To get the full experience we could not miss a visit to a local recommended astrologer, where we did our Vedic horoscope, birth charts, palm reading and a spiritual ritual to bring us protection, love and health.
Salva making an offering to the Gods with the astrologer B.P. Uniyal and God Ganesh on the back
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What is your favorite spiritual, yoga or meditation book? Let us know in the comment section below. Thank you!

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Comments

  1. Hi Both,
    It seems you are having the time of your life…..
    Tarci, you look like a real pro when you meditate :-)…. and Sal, with the form you are in, I don’t think I can play squash agaist you anymore :-)

  2. Hi Baljit! Thank you for your comment! I’m definitely getting in better shape but I’m not sure I can beat you a squash with your precisions skills! Tarci is becoming a “Guru” and definitely a pro on meditation! all the best, Salvador

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