5 Best Places to Practice Yoga in India | Travel


Today yoga is gaining popularity all over the world, many countries practice it and even observe an international day of yoga, as yoga teaches many different techniques of meditation, breath control and how to achieve harmony. between mind, body and spirit. It is widely practiced for health and relaxation.

India is the origin of yoga and people from all over the world flock to the country to learn this ancient group of physical, mental and spiritual practices. In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Himalayan Siddha Akshar, Founder of Akshar Yoga Research and Development Center, revealed the top 5 special places that are very popular for yoga practices, culture and more:

1. Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is a beautiful state in northern India, located in the western Himalayas. It is one of the most scenic states in India and is distinguished by stunning landscapes, snow-capped mountains, year-round rivers, lush forests and deep canyons. The great Himalayas are the source of many powerful and divine energies. The Himalayas contain many secrets regarding yoga knowledge, spirituality, metaphysical existence, universal mysteries and much more. There are powerful places like Bijli Mahadev Temple, Siolsar Lake, Chandra Taal. There are also several secret caves and hiding places which were used by sages like Sage Vyaas, Markhendeya Muni, Rishi Shring, Agastya Muni etc.

2. Rishikech

It is every serious yogi’s desire to visit Rishikesh, the city dubbed the “Yoga Capital of the World”, which comes second on this list. Rishikesh, a city in the northern state of Uttarakhand, is nestled in the Himalayan mountains and offers travelers and visitors stunning views of the surroundings. Lakshman Jhula, Ram Chula, Alakhananda, Tunganatha, Badrinath etc. are very famous places of Rishikesh.


We continue to the coastal state of South Goa, next on this list. Goa, which is on the coast and a popular vacation spot for beachgoers and party goers, is also a fantastic place for yogis to explore. The soil of Goa is considered very prosperous as it is the land of Parashuram. This makes it ideal for spirituality and yoga. The people here are very positive and fun loving.

4. Kachi

With a history of 3,000 years, Varanasi is also known as Benares or Kashi. Varanasi, a major yoga destination, is also an important Hindu religious site as it is located close to the holy Ganges and contains a large number of Shiva temples. Besides being a popular pilgrimage destination, Varanasi is an important center for mysticism, spirituality and Ayurveda. It is one of the oldest cities and a treasure trove of knowledge. There is a different energy here that attracts people from all over the world. The knowledge and scriptures here are the highlight and bring yogis to the shores of Varanasi. It is considered a spiritual capital.

5. Tamil Nadu

There is an ancient connection with yoga and spirituality in Tamil Nadu. South Indian ancient scriptures in Tamil text contains information on yoga and spirituality written by Agastya Muni, a spiritual scholar and enlightened being. It is said that he discovered many ancient texts for Nadis or channels in the body. There are also many spiritually charged places like Madurai and Vydeshwaran that attract people interested in learning more about yoga and the ancient culture of India.


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