A spiritual abode dedicated to the wellbeing of visitors, Parmarth Niketan, is one of the many ashrams in Rishikesh located at the foothills of the Himalayas, along the bank of River Ganga.
Location: Near, Main Market Road, Ram Jhula, Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249304.
What to do at Parmarth Niketan: Yoga, Ayurveda, Universal Prayers, Meditation, Satsang, Kirtans, Ganga Arti, Spiritual/ Cultural programs and lectures.
Located in the holy city of Rishikesh. Shivanand Ashram serves as the abode of Swami Shivanand. centre for visitors who partake in activities that bring peace to the mind, body and soul.
Location: Near, Ram Jhula, Ganga Vatika, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249137.
What to do at Sivananda Ashram: Satsangs, Feast, Yoga sessions, meditation. Read at the library, attend cultural and spiritual conferences, discourses and training.
3-Swami Dayananda Ashram
Situated near Purani Jhadi in Rishikesh, Swami Dayananda Ashram is away from the hustle of the town. Dayananda Ashram is best who want to study Sanskrit and Vedantas.
Location: Astha Path, near Yes Bank Atm, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249137.
What to do at Swami Dayananda Ashram: Yoga, meditation, reading, learning Sanskrit, seek blessings at the temple.
4-Arogya Yoga Ashram – Arogya Yoga School
Arogya Yoga Ashram is Best For Yoga And Meditation Course in Rishikesh, Yoga Teacher Training in India at Arogya Yoga School as confident teachers with strong and solid teaching skills, ready to start their career in yoga. Our Yoga Alliance registered Yoga Teacher Training in India is intensive and enriching for yoga beginners to intermediates. With over 1000 graduates and a decade of teaching experience, our established 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India Program fulfills the best and highest standards for aspiring Yoga Teachers.
Location: Near, Aiims Rishikesh, Nirmal Bag, Block B, Lane No 10, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249204.
My Yoga Journey
My journey started 2 years ago on my yoga mat. At my home with a head full of uncontrolled thoughts and a body soaking with stagnant energy. The first idea was just to get some flexibility in me. But within that time I noticed major changes in my mind as well as physical health.
Yoga helps stress and calm your mind
The breathing coordination helps you to realize all the unwanted thoughts and stress, calm your mind and focus more on yourself. Asanas (postures) – the physical part, aligns your body so that your energy can flow freely throughout, and together with the breath. it makes it even deeper where the energy might have been stuck for ages, like my hip part. Because of all the trauma and negative experiences I have been struggling to open my body and myself to the world and people around me. Some people store their traumatic experiences in the body when they can’t handle their emotions well enough at that point. It sits deep in the tissues and builds over time if nothing is done about it.
What is to be done about it you would ask? Well, it’s very individual, but for me. the key was to acknowledge my traumas by accepting them and using them as my strength instead. While some people might just need to cry it out, shout it out, laugh it out, or any other way, depending on the depth of the trauma. Some others might need some guidance to first see the problem and then start healing step by step. But the first step for everyone is AWARENESS. When you are aware of things, you can then start changing their patterns of it.
While other people need to use Asana practice for consistency reasons and to strengthen their minds by performing challenging and stable asanas at the same time. Many of us these days struggle with keeping up with challenges that occur daily and surviving through them at a very challenging time. So having that mental and physical strength by performing asanas going to help you a very long way.