Travel Blogs from Haridwar
... br> The views are stunningly beautiful, really absolutely breathtaking, snow capped Himalayan peaks one way and looking down as far as the eye can see over a basin the other, the views just stretch on and on. It made us feel very small in the world and so privileged to be in the space. The beauty of the environment and the relative calm in the streets was really welcome after the manic Amritsar.
There are monks wandering the streets in rich burgundy robes, prayer ...
... yoga is not wrong. I strongly believe that ANY yoga is good yoga- whatever your reason for coming to your mat- whether you want tight abs, firm arms, to be "more bendy" and flexible, to impress your mate, to lose weight, to breath easier, to reduce body aches/pains, to calm your mind...those are great reasons to practice yoga and yoga will give you those things. I'm finding that those things are only ...
... No one could resist his cute little puppy eyes.
On Tuesday we hiked up to the big waterfall. Much of the trail had been washed out from landslides so it was a bit treacherous in some areas. There is a village up above the waterfall and the people walk up and down the steep, rocky trails in flip flops almost without effort.
This morning we went to the orphanage to drop off some of the books and school supplies that we brought ...
Next destination in Uttarakand: Haridwar!
Holiest city in Uttarakand, it is the point where the Ganges emerges from Himalaya. Be sure it is full of pilgrims any day as daily ceremonies are happening on the Har-Ki-Pairi Ghat (Stepfoot of God). On the edge of the city, on the hilltop, are 2 main temples named Mansa Devi and Chandi Devi which can be reached by cable cars!
The city is chaotic ...
... taten wir uns schwer mit der spirituellen Energie. Haben so einiges versucht. Nisteten uns in Yoga-Aschram ein, wo der Tag um 6 Uhr morgens schon damit begann, festzustellen, dass man sich mit den Füßen nicht am Rücken kratzen kann und der Yogalehrer irgendwie Gummigelenke haben muss. Sein aufmunterndes "Smile and Relaaaax" half uns da auch nicht weiter - steif ist steif.
Versuchten es mit Osho-Meditation, der, wie uns schien einen interessanten ...