Yoga, Meditation in Himalaya (10 Nights / 11 Days)
Definition of Yoga :Described by the ancient Indian scriptures as the communion of the individual soul (Jivatma) the Universal soul or God (Parmatma) Yoga the ancient Indian discipline is highly relevant to the modern day context.
Today, as we enter the 21st Century, the outside world is becoming more restless and life is full of strive and tensions. Yoga provides the perfect panacea.
The secrets of the ancient science of Yoga were passed down from the Rishis, saints and sages who came to these very Himalayas for divine inspiration. Through their meditation, austerities and prayers, a treasure-chest of wisdom was bestowed upon them for the benefit of humanity.
Yoga literally means Union, it is a union of breath to the body, of the mind to the muscles, and most importantly of the self to the divine.
Yoga is not a religion. It does not require you to believe in a certain God or to chant certain hymns. It is an ancient science, which leads to health in the body, peace in the mind, joy in the heart and liberation of the soul. It is the most secular and universal system for human salvation.
Different Forms of Yoga :Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Mantra Yoga and Laya Yoga provide a complete system of self transformation and self realization which are the ultimate goals of human existence. Yoga has been proven as a scientific method for curing and preventing common as well as rare, acute diseases.
Day 01: DELHI - RISHIKESH Pick up from your destination at Delhi and straight drive to Haridwar, Enroute halt for Lunch, arrive Haridwar after sightseeing of Haridwar, drive to Rishikesh, arrive Rishikesh check in at Hotel. Overnight stay at Rishikesh.
Hardwar or haridwar are two names for the same piece. The whole of uttrakhand is dotted with temples of vishnu & shiva. Vishnu is known as hari and shiva as har dwar means gate, and it is for this reason that this place is known as haridwar or hardwar, as it is the gateway to shri badrinath and shri kedarnath, the holy shrines of hari and har. The hindu pantheon allows freedom of worship of gods in any form. Uttarakhand abounds in shrines of gods & goddesses and haridwar from time immemorial has been the gateway to these shrines.
Day 02: RISHIKESH Early morning yoga class, by expert YOGA ACHARYA, followed by relaxation of body & mind. After relaxation learn about breath awareness exercise & stretching exercise. After yogic breakfast Evening in-house yoga & traditional meditation class with visiting instructor . Late evening visit the Ghats for Arti, dedicated to Goddesses Ganga
DAY 03 : RISHIKESH/UTTARKASHI 1150 mts. Today we’ll get training for PRANAVAM (advance breathing), Dynamic yoga. advance yoga postures. After breakfast Drive 5 hours. The drive along the ridge line to Chamba, affords panoramic views of the high mountain peaks of Garhwal. Then down to Tehri to join the Bhagirathi river valley, which we follow upto Gangotri. Overnight in Tourist Bungalow in Uttarkashi.
Day 04: UTTARKASHI/GANGOTRI 3048 mts. Early morning wake up for Pranayam & advance techinque of Yoga. Drive 5 hours (100 kms). Following the torrential river up stream, the roadwinds up the valley past the hot sulphur springs at Gangnani, to climb steeply up a seies of hairpin bends to the village of Sukki. Evening followed by meditation and curative yoga.
Day 05: GANGOTRI Early morning followed up by VIPASANA class. Evening curative Yoga and meditation class.
Day 06: GANGOTRI Early morning followed up by VIPASANA class. Evening curative Yoga and meditation class.
Day 07: GANGOTRI Morning Yoga Classes and relaxation and explore the natural surroundings of Gangotri area.
Day 08: GANGOTRI/ BHOJBASA 3350 mts. An easy walk (13 KMS TREK). The wide trail initially passes through dense deodar forests before emerging into the wide unforested valley. It then carries on to a small isolated forest of pine at Chirbases, literally the abode of pines. Camp on a grassy meadow beside the Bhagirathi.
Trek time :5 hours, 13 KMS TREK.
Day 09: BHOJBASA/GAUMUKH/GANGOTRI 3850 mts. Continuing along the pilgrim grassy hillsides. Trail then curves, to unfold a breathtaking view of wild flowers studded meadows crowned by the Bhagirathi group of peaks Camp on a wide sandy beach at Gaumukh, where the holy Ganga gushes out of the snout of the Gangotri glacier, is set in a wide moraine-stream valley Shivling 6540 m, sits looking down like an old learned man, while the Bhagirathi I, II and III tower above. Day 10: GANGOTRI/RISHIKESH Morning drive back to Rishikesh, enroute halt for lunch, arrive Rishikesh check into the hotel. Night stay at Rishikesh.
Day 11: RISHIKESH/DELHI Drive to Delhi a distance of 265 km. Arrive Delhi...............Tour end with happy memory.