What is happiness?
Yoga is for everyone who wants to know and live a truly happy and healthy life. It is not a religion or only for believers, but for everyone with any backgrounds or in the life stage. You might be a millionaire but feeling empty or carrying anger inside. Or you might be living with a minimum resource but feeling a total freedom and bliss inside. We were all born naked with no possession, and we are leaving this world one day with no possession. Does expensive cloths make you truly happy from within? Is pursuing your career and sacrificing your health going to bring true happiness from within? Let’s stop blinding ourselves and look at the reality. How? Yoga has got all the answers to your questions about life.
Best way to find the true Self within you - Yoga
The word ‘Yoga’ in Sanskrit means ‘to join’, ‘to unite’, ‘to yoke’. Yoga is a way of living and practices to unite the individual consciousness with the universal consciousness. Yoga is a way to find a harmony between the body and the mind, and to live with the law of the nature. As we, human beings are nature itself, living a life that is aligned with the nature is mandatory to live a truly blissful and healthy life. The nature do not lie, the nature do not harm others unnecessarily, the nature exist collectively and thrive together. Yoga opens your eyes to see things as they are beyond the level of individuality. How can we start? The best way is to live and learn in the best yoga school in the birthplace of yoga in Rishikesh, india.
Rishikesh - Yoga Capital of the World
There are numerous numbers of yoga schools in the world, and even only in Rishikesh. Rishikesh has been known as the world capital of yoga, and seekers who are looking for authenticity choose to come to Rishikesh to deepen their knowledge and practice in yoga. Rishikesh is situated on the right bank of the mother Ganges River, and the water is emitting clear blue / emerald green color. There are a lot of temples and ashrams along the banks of the river, as well as yoga schools across the city. Rishikesh is known as ‘Yoga Capital of the World’, and hosting the International Yoga Festival every year, which started back in the 1999. Even the name of Rishikesh itself speaks about its sacredness. In Sanskrit language, the word ‘Hrishika’ means ‘Senses’, and ‘Isha’ means ‘Lord’. Rishikesh can be translated as the lord of the senses, or it is said that Rishikesh is where the sages heard the voice of the higher consciousness, where they were connected with the universal consciousness. Being in Rishikesh clears your mind, gets you closer to the ultimate reality.
Which course should you take?
There are a lot of different types of yoga courses, which give you some specific titles as a yoga teacher / accomplisher, but without the basics, additives hold emptiness. Without having strong knowledge in the basics of yoga, going into specific topic will not make you a truly authentic teacher or a practitioner. If you have been studying and practicing authentic yoga for years, and have a strong basics and want to deepen your knowledge in the specific area, choosing a narrowed filed in yoga can definitely give you something extra, but if you are still new to yoga, or haven’t had a proper learning in yoga from the basic, it is best to choose a yoga teacher training course held by a yoga school that have been providing the courses for a long time in the most authentic way possible.
Choose an authentic yoga school to receive authentic yogic knowledge and practice.
Among those yoga schools in Rishikesh, which ones are the authentic ones, and which one is the best for you? There are a lot of aspects to be considered when choosing a yoga school to join, and we, Himalayan Yoga Association are very confident to announce you all that what our students get from our school is the best in all the aspects. The spacious and clean school facility including accommodation and the swimming pool in the garden, the quality of the leaning and teachers, the variety of learning experiences, the school staff, a lot of events and excursions to the best places in Rishikesh, and the pure intention of the school founder to deliver yoga as it is in the best way possible. As a real yoga practitioner himself, Yogi Himanshu, the school founder has been delivering the best yoga learning and practice experiences since the establishment of the school around 10 years ago. He helped a lot of yoga schools in Rishikesh in his early age, and he happily gave them away to them without expecting anything back from them. His intention is always pure, honest, and filled with love. You can feel his energy all around the school and the people in the school. Choose authenticity to be an authentic yoga practitioner.