The practice of yoga in India is inscribed on the representative list of UNESCO World Heritage of humanity. Till date, there are many ashrams in Rishikesh that practice the ancient art and styles of yoga along with meditation. In fact, Rishikesh also goes by the name of ‘World Capital of Yoga’.
Yoga tours in India brings millions of visitors in the country to seek the knowledge. Moreover, India and especially Rishikesh celebrate an annual International Yoga Festival. Visited by Yoga enthusiasts across the globe, it is an opportunity to connect with your spiritual side. As ashrams in Rishikesh enjoy the beauty of Himalayas along with the bliss of the sacred River Ganga, it is among the best places for yoga and meditation in India.
1. Parmarth Niketan
Located alongside the holy Ganges River, Parmarth Niketanis is one of the renowned ashrams in India and not just Rishikesh. With more than 1,000 rooms, eight-acre campus and other accommodation, it offers the ideal setting to practice yoga and meditation. You can stay up to 15 days of stay with permission while learning the ancient science from experts. Also, the ashrams serves host to the annual week-long International Yoga Festival held at Rishikesh.
Choose from the specializations of Ashram including Vedic Heritage, an extensive program of yoga, spirituality, and other yoga courses.
What to do at Parmarth Niketan?
-Participate in sessions of yoga and meditation.
-Attend lectures on spiritual topics by Gurus and yogis.
-Be a part of the spectacular Ganga Aarti at sunset.
-Pamper yourself with Ayurvedic treatment and nature cure.
-Sit by the river watching the poplar activity of river rafting in Rishikesh
2. Sivananda Ashram
Known among the best yoga training institutes in Rishikesh and also India, Sivananda Ashram is also known as ‘Divine Life Society’. Dedicated to Swami Sivananda, the founder, the ashram imparts knowledge on Yoga, Hinduism, Vedanta and other spiritual topics.
Yoga classes are offered daily, except Sundays both for men and women. While men get morning lessons, women have lessons in the evening. There are a number of yoga course available, the most popular among them is a 2-month yoga course. Meditation and Pranayama are also taught while Iyengar Yoga is the most practiced form of yoga.
What to do at Sivananda Ashram?
-Attend Yoga lessons along with meditation, pranayama, etc.
-Indulge yourself in the simple life of the ashram.
-Participate in various special programs offered.Comprehensive study of Indian philosophy with focus on Vedas.
-Walk on the ghats along River Ganga, Ram Jhula and temples in Rishikesh
3. Phool Chatti
Known among the popular ashrams for yoga and meditation in India, Phool Chatti is one of the best places for spiritual bliss. Famous for its special seven days yoga and meditation programs in India. While the name means “Land of Flowers” it accordingly describes the ambiance. In addition of yoga classes, there are programs for meditation, cleansing, chanting, breathing, Mauna (silence), worship, kirtan and multiple other aspects of yogic paths. Moreover, the ashram practices mostly all the eight forms of yoga with focus on Hatha Yoga and Ashtang yoga.
In addition, the clutter-free environment of the ashram awakens spiritual enlightenment. In addition of the yogic way of life there are touches of modern comfort. Also, indulge in the rituals to carry spiritual wellness throughout your lives.
What to do In Phool Chatti?
-Attend lectures on spiritual topics
-Ritual bathing in the holy River Ganga
-Be a part of the havan ceremony to get divine blessings
4. Osho Gangadham Ashram
A part of institutions following the principles of Osho, the Osho Ganga Dham Ashram is an ideal option to enjoy spiritual holiday in India. Moreover, if you are in searching of inner peace, then here you can definitely explore bliss. Yoga practices and mediation are taught here all through the year with options of diverse courses.
Nourish your body and spirit with daily sessions. Also, not just yoga, there are sessions for mediation, body pampering, and other activities that bring you close to the divine.
What to do at Osho Gangadham?
-Enjoy the lovely view of the majestic Himalayas along with the view of River Ganga.
-Actively participate in the peaceful setting of Ashram.
-Also attend the session on yoga and meditationIn addition, be a part of a the lectures on spiritual topics.
-Escape from the chaos of cities
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