The most spectacular thing about the Yog Gram Ashram is the number and variety of flowers that are grown in the gardens. I was pulled towards these beautiful flowers every day as I strolled around the ashram and the surrounding farms for my ritualistic morning walk. The flowers add so much colour to the place and are so pleasing to the eyes. They have a soothing and hypnotic impact on the patients. The greenery that surrounds the ashram gives it the much-needed oxygen, energy, and charge that revitalises broken bodies and bleeding souls. The various smells that emanate from them charges and reinvigorates the body and mind.
An army of gardeners and malis look after the gardens, the flora, and fauna which brighten up the ashram premises. It is an advisable and silent way to cure disease, eradicate stress and relieve people from the cities of their day-to-day problems and fears.
The ashram also has a nursery where different varieties of orchids and rare flowers are grown. Montu, who is the keeper in charge of Baba Ramdev's Garden of Eden, took me for a stroll around the gardens and nursery as I interviewed him. He explained to me in great detail the therapeutic value of these flowers and orchids that litter the ashram and also their importance in the entire therapy that is provided here.
Montu, the expert gardener, said "This is nothing sir. You should come here during the spring and see the flowers they grow and bloom to their natural size. It is such a pleasing sight." I, for one, have enjoyed capturing these beauties through my lens and can't wait to feature them on my blog.
Pokhri is another village 300 km from here where most of the herbs and jade buti are grown which go into making the various medicines and herbs that are prescribed by the doctors of the ashram. I have seen the beauty of this place and the magical powers of her colourful flowers. They have done wonders to my health and really energised me. In the last 10 days, I have even lost 6 kg. I have been walking almost 8 to 9 km every day. This, for me, is truly Baba Ramdev's Garden of Eden.
This post was originally published on Tikku's Travelthon.