rishikesh

I’m sitting on my balcony in Rishikesh, overlooking the Lakshman Jhula bridge and the Himalayas – there are monkeys climbing on the bridge, a cow has located herself in the middle of the bridge and swarms of people are walking or driving their scooter across the bridge. Music is playing from the temple across the river: ‘Om Shanti’. Great tunes.

I have been sick with a virus the last few days, and have thus not been able to do any yoga. The only thing I have been able to do is watch this bridge and the people walking in the temples, which I have a view of as well. So happy to have this view and to be in this city.

When I feel better, which is hopefully tomorrow, I plan on doing loads of yoga at the various schools here. I have heard of a teacher named Surinder who teaches at a hotel nearby, the Sivananda ashram is famous for yoga, as well as tens of other yoga schools and ashrams. Saturday I have an appointment for Reiki. The religious ceremonies on the Ganga by sunset are also supposed to be magnificent.

Rishikesh so far:

The Ganga, on the cleaner side of the river

The Ganga, on the cleaner side of the river

Oh and the train ride from Varanasi to Rishikesh:

They shared their food

They shared their food

20 hour a/c train ride

20 hour a/c train ride

6 thoughts on “rishikesh

  1. Seb

    I remember my 24 hour train ride in supposedly the most advanced train in Australia – which was hell despite the entertainment system and cafe because I had to sit up in a chair.. I see in India they thought about this and you were able to lie down flat?

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    1. eleminty Post author

      Usually you can lie down flat! My last bus-ride didn’t have beds like this. But generally the long bus and train rides have beds. Amazing!

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