Respected Tourists, I wish to let you know about some important points regarding Yoga which are actually related to India’s age-old tradition Yoga. However, in today’s modern “yogic culture? the definition of Yoga has been transformed by persons who have a vested interest in spreading the tradition, i.e., they wish only to gain monetary benefit and to gain fame. more...
238 km from Delhi, Rishikesh is 25 km up the Ganges from Haridwar and is situated at an altitude of 1,160 ft. Rishikesh is an ebtry point to the proud Himalayas of Garhwal and four major Hindu pilgrimage centres of Garhwal, which hold immense importance in the religious lives of devout followers of the faith. These four places named as Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri, together constitute 'Chaar Dhaam' yatra, which is said to be must for all the Hindus at least once in their lifetime.
Yoga is one of India's wonderful gifts to mankind. One of its valuable qualities is that it builds up a store of physical health through the practice of a system of exercises called asanas which keep the body cleansed and fit. Yoga believes that exercise is essential for speedy removal of toxins and for keeping blood circulation and all internal processes functioning smoothly.
Having dealt with the physical side of life, yoga turns to the mental. Here different breathing exercises or techniques quieten the mind and brain, offering inner peace and an ability to face upheavals and deal with problems.
Situated near Rishikesh is another ideal river rafting site of Shivpuri, where there camping facilities are present along the Ganges River. The camps are well equipped with two single beds with mattresses, complete bedding, towels, etc. From the camp base one can opt for half-day rafting trip, for which no previous rafting experience is necessary.
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