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7 Places for Yoga in Rishikesh, India

Yoga in Rishikesh

In India, Yoga tourism has set latest standards for tourism. Rishikesh is the ‘Capital of Yoga world’ and there are various ashrams and many styles of yoga and meditation, to select from. These ashrams and Yoga Centers add in making Rishikesh a renowned setting for the people who are seeking fitness as well as peace of mind amidst inspiring nature. Hence, here we are giving you a list of 7 places for Yoga in Rishikesh.

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1. Parmarth Niketan

Parmarth Niketan is located on the banks of Ganges River and is reckoned to be the one of the top yoga centers in India. This is an ideal destination for those who are seeking enhancement of soul and body. Parmarth Niketan attracts the huge number of pilgrims world wide. And ashrams evening Ganga aarti is also very popular among the visitors. Moreover, here you can choose from diverse yoga courses and can also attend the International Yoga Festival that takes place each year in March.

2. Omkarananda Ganga Sadan

Omkarananda Ganga Sadan, is set up near the Shivnanda Arch and is home to the Patanjala Yoga Kendra yoga center. A daily Ganga aarti is performed here in its own ghat and lectures are given on the Bhagavad Gita. For Yoga training the reservations require to be made months in advance and are open to everyone. Here you will accommodations at reasonable price and can attend satsang also which is held for keeping the atmosphere holy and comforting.

3. Sivananda Ashram

Sivananda Ashram is another famous Yoga centers which is run by the Divine Life Society and was founded by the Swami Vivekanad. Here the teaching of Yoga is mainly based on the 5 points of yoga. These 5 points are mediation, breathing, postures, diet and relaxation. Here, at fee of cost the meditation and yoga classes are provided and cleanse away the vicious side of the human nature. Furthermore, this ashram is situated about 3 kilometers from the Rishikesh on the Badrinath highway.

4. Swami Dayananda Ashram

This ashram is a best centre for learning yoga and Sanskrit. It was founded in the 1960s by Swami Dayananda Saraswati who was a scholar of Sanskrit and Vedanta, internationally. Here, the yoga classes are conducted in English language that’s why it attracts foreign aspirants. It is located just about 10 minutes from the Ram Jhula, Rishikesh. In addition to this, there is a library which has over 5000 literature prices on subjects such as western philosophy, Sanskrit grammer, Indian philosophy and others.

5. Phoolchatti

Phool Chatti means ‘Land of Flowers’ and is one of the most popular Yoga center in Rishikesh. It was founded in the late 1800s and is situated on the 5 kilometers upriver from the well known Laxman Jhula. The reasons behind its popularity are its serene and scenic surroundings, meditation program and frequent seven day yoga course. Hence, here you can experience the mauna (silence), breathing (pranayama), meditation, worship and many other aspects of the Yogic Path.

6. Yoga Niketen

Yoga Niketan is a further distinctive yoga training centre in Rishikesh and was founded by Swami Yogeshwaranand Paramahans, who was a famous master of Raj Yoga. This is located in the Muni ki Reti area of Rishikesh and is surrounded by the picturesque landscape and lush greenery. There you will find various international visitors who eager to learn Yoga.  Additionally, in ashram you can attend daily classes which are based exclusively on eight fold path according to the Patanjali yoga shastra

7. Osho Ganga Dham Ashram

Osho Ganga Dham Ashram is founded by the Osho and is located on the Ganges River at Brahampuri. This ashram attracts the visitors who look for the silence as well as mental peace. Here, the meditation camps are provided all through the year and the classes are mainly based on the lessons of discourses of veteran Osho. Therefore, you can reach there by a driving distance of 2 kilometers from the Laxman Jhula on the Badrinath Highway. 

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