15 Things To Do In Rishikesh

Located in the foothills of the Himalayas beside the holy Ganges River, in India’s northern state of Uttarakhand, Rishikesh is world’s capital of yoga and meditation. The city has an infinite number of 

18 Things to Do in McLeodganj, Dharamsala

Mcleodganj is a small hilly town located in the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas. It is situated 9km uphill from Dharmsala in the Kangra District in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. This town was completely wiped out by

As You Sow, So Shall You Reap

A while ago, I took up a course at the Tushita Meditation Centre  in Mcleodganj, India. The course is called ‘introduction to Buddhism’. This, after Parmarth Ashram, was the next

10 Ways to Perfect Your Yoga Practice

To feel the great power of yoga spiritually and physically, yoga needs to become a lifestyle rather than just an exercise routine. Only when we start planning our days around yoga, do we actually begin to realise all the benefits of this practice. There are many things that you can do to progress; here are 10 essential habits that…

Yoga Diary

This post is a little analytical. I have been practicing yoga for a while now and it is time to see what progress I have made, and the reasons for which I actually started yoga, have I accomplished them at all or not. I went to Rishikesh, mainly

The Only Way to Find Out is to Try Out

India. I never really thought about India before. After having spent over 4 months I can now say that whatever preconceived notions I had about India, were wrong. Before coming here, many of my friends or relatives tried to warn me. “Be careful Ben… you know many people who go to India are

Parmarth Niketan Ashram

I have been looking for places to go to continue my yoga education and I find personal blogs written by people very useful when doing such searches. This made me realise that before I go any further with my personal journey, I should write about my experience at Parmarth Niketan Ashram so that others can…

Yujyate Anena Iti Yogah

It is obvious that my first post would be an introduction to yoga as it is also an introduction to my first real experience of yoga. By real experience, I mean yoga not just as an exercise but yoga the wholesome spiritual way. In Sanskrit yoga is defined as, YUJYATE ANENA ITI YOGAH This means, yoga…