Rishikesh Yoga is a renowned name in the fields of meditation. Rishikesh is an ideal seat for practicing yoga. The term yoga means not only the union of soul, mind and body but it is the union of individual consciousness or Jivatman with universal consciousness or Paramatman. Rishikesh is home to many yoga ashrams.
- Jnana Yoga
- Bhakti Yoga
- Karma Yoga
The Jnana Yoga is the yoga of knowledge or wisdom. The Raja Yoga is associated with self control. The Bhakti Yoga is the meditation related to one's devotional aspect while Karma Yoga is the yoga of action.
The practicing of Yoga is time immemorial and has been handed down from generations together among the saints and rishis of India. Yoga is supposed to cure and prevent certain diseases. It is an experience one has to achieve. It is through regular practice that one will be able to realize the emancipation of soul and mind, which is supposed to be the ultimate aim of Yoga.
The practicing of Yoga in Rishikesh is so popular that each year in the first week of February, Rishikesh hosts the International Yoga Festival.
The learning and practicing of Yoga in Rishikesh can be carried on with the various ashrams that offer courses on Yogas. The following are the name of such ashrams where one can pursue the Yoga courses:
- The Yoga Study Centre
- Yoga Niketan Ashram
- Swami Dayananda Ashram
- Sri Ved Niketan Ashram
The town of Rishikesh, situated on the banks of holy Ganges forms a gateway to a journey to the spiritual and mythical land of India.
Last Updated on 17/06/2013