During the International Yoga Festival, the atmosphere in Rishikesh is particularly vibrant and revitalising. It is a spiritual, multi-cultural event and truly a highlight in the annual calendar. 2022, two years after the planet has been on lock-down, this season is promising and we expect many visitors from India and finally from abroad again. The latest official travel guidelines point out that visitors from abroad do NOT require anymore the pcr testing upon arrival at the
Body Opening & Alignment Class
as part of our TTCs and Yoga Retreats in Rishikesh India
“It is through the alignment of the body that I discovered
the alignment of my mind, self, and intelligence.”
– B.K.S. Iyengar #yogattcrishikesh #lilyyogarishikesh #rishikeshyoga #rishikesh #himalaya #balance#yogattc #ttcrishikesh #ttcindia #ttc2020 #ttc200 #bodyalignment #yogicalignment
Everything in the world is part of one sacred unity. Our ancestors worshipped trees, rivers, birds and stones and connected to universal principles. This attitude and way of living went beyond utility or usefulness. It had to do with reverence for all of God's creation. "I am the Self seated in the heart of all creatures. I am the beginning, the middle and the very end of all beings". All beings have, therefore to be treated alike."
– Bhagavad Gita, sloka 20, Chapter 10 “Eart
The Lily Yoga team has decades of combined experience and conducts classes and retreats to provide a good knowledge foundation of the system of Yoga and insights on healthy, holistic lifestyle and the spiritual culture of India. Here a short introduction: #rishikeshyoga, #yogattc, #yogattcindia, #lilyyogarishikesh, #rishikesh, #yogapractice, #200hrsttc, #yogaalliance, #yogaformillennials, #yogasana, #hathayogarishikesh, #yogapracticerishikesh, #yogattcrishikesh, #yogattc200,
The coconut is believed to be an auspicious fruit and gets used in many rituals. In temples as well as on special occasions such as weddings, festivals or during the inaugurations of a new vehicle or house. The coconut is usually broken, placed before a deity and later distributed as ‚prasaada‘. The Top 3 meanings of the coconut: The coconut can be seen like the head of a human being. Breaking a coconut symbolises the breaking of the ego. Tender coconut water used in abhishek
Jai Ganga Maiya!
We salute all Rishikesh Lovers and Ganga Lovers with this short video. Dedicated to one of the grandest divinities that blesses Earth: Ganga Ma #ganga #rishikesh #gangarishikesh #yogarishikesh
"Hatha yoga practice has many elements, both behavioral and of practice. The Hatha yoga texts state that a successful yogi has certain characteristics. Section 1.16 of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, for example, states these characteristics to be utsaha (enthusiasm, fortitude), sahasa (courage), dhairya (patience), jnana tattva (essence for knowledge), nishcaya (resolve, determination) and tyaga (solitude, renunciation)."
– The Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Brian Akers "In the Western
When we start on the path of spiritual life, our physical health is an essential pillar. Even a householder needs to keep fit and healthy to be able to deal with daily duties in a systematic manner. The system of Yoga has assigned an important role to the practice of yoga asanas. In fact, Asanas should be practiced daily. Yoga Asanas are beneficial for everybody, whether you are a householder or spiritual seeker.
At Lily Yoga, we focus on all the essential asanas, also thos
It is a seated back-bending asana in modern yoga and one of the more challenging poses for which you need both stability and flexibility. It is particularly demanding because it requires you to remain centred and fluid, all at once. If you aren’t stable in your legs and core, you’ll topple over and if you aren’t fluid in your hips and spine, you risk forcing the pose and hurting yourself. King Pigeon Pose is about balancing these extremes, in both your body and mind. Move car
While Rishikesh belongs to India's TOP 3 most sacred cities (next to Haridwar and Varanasi) and has innumerous temples and ashrams, it would be appropriate to say that the most important and grandest place of worship in Rishikesh is stream of Ganga Ma, the all accepting, all forgiving mother. The river is even personified as Goddess Ganga in ancient texts and art. She is the holy river that flows sometimes peacefully and sometimes turbulently, eager to enrich, purify and sust
“If Ganges is the mother, Himalayas is the father. One nurtures and nourishes, the other provides and protects.”
― Vinita Kinra, author #rishikeshyoga #yogattc #yogattcindia #lilyyogarishikesh #rishikesh #yogapractice #yogaquotes #yogaformillennials #millennialyogis #ganga #gangaquotes #himalayas #himalayaquotes #devboomi #northindia #uttarakhand #himalayadogs #rishikeshdogs #rishikeshyogis
Perhaps the oldest written texts on our planet, India’s most ancient teachings The Vedas date back several thousands of years BC and hold the early seeds of yogic thought and wisdom. These authoritative teachings were 'received' as divine wisdom by the Rishis (sages) who undertook long periods of asceticism and meditation. The knowledge, rituals and prayers of the Vedas describe what it takes to live an exalted life, be liberated from worldly attachments and entanglements, a
The word Yoga means union of the individual soul with supreme consciousness – of one's individual spiritual self, the Atman, with the Parabrahman or Paramatman. In short: Yoga is about self-realisation. Our Yoga Retreats and Yoga Teacher Trainings contribute to your personal growth and spiritual evolution. Even though the practice of yoga is much broader than just body moves, when practiced with precision – with attentive movements of the body, breath control and mental disci
Did you know that the Indian Government has formed an entire Ministry for the propagation of Yoga and Holistic Medicine? The Ministry of AYUSH was formed in November 2014 to ensure the optimal development of health care. The department of AYUSH puts focused attention on the development of education and research in Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy. image: depiction of ancient sages learning ayurvedic wisdom from Lord Atreya (top) and surgeon Susrut
This is a variation of Parivrtta Parsvakonasana and considered one of the most challenging standing poses. It requires your focus, balance, flexibilty and strength. It is a great pose to flow into from Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II) and to create length in your side body.
It builds strength in your lower body as you’re forced to balance most of your weight on the bent leg, deepens flexibility in your hips, engages your core and relieves tensions in your shoulders. Here you se
A family‘s offering to #Ganga during the famous #Aarti ceremony in #Rishikesh: a diya (light), fresh flowers and incense afloat on a leaf. The photo was taken during Ganga Aarti which is performed every day in the three holy cities of India: Haridwar, Rishikesh, and Varanasi. Aarti is a powerful and uplifting spiritual ritual. In Rishikesh, the ceremony includes singing of #bhajans (devotional songs), prayers, #hawan (sacred purifying fire ritual) and the actual aarti (oil la
As the main tourist and rafting season in Rishikesh is over, you can now experience the most natural, original side of Ganga. The current atmosphere brings back a sense of ancient times when the great saints of India started their journey into the mighty Himalayas from the banks of Ganga Ma. Enjoy the views and the purifying atmosphere during these monsoon months. #ganga #rishikesh #india #himalayas #meditation #yoga #monsoonindia #monsoonrishikesh #monsoonmagic
“This world is your best teacher. There is a lesson in everything. There is a lesson in each experience. Learn it and become wise. Every failure is a stepping stone to success. Every difficulty or disappointment is a trial of your faith. Every unpleasant incident or temptation is a test of your inner strength. Therefore nil desperandum. March forward hero!”
– Swami Sivananda Saraswati (1887 - 1963) photo: garden detail at The Lily Resort http://www.lilyyogarishikesh.com #yog
A treasure in Rishikesh: Astha Path Walk. Ashta Path means “Way of Belief” and starting at the famous Triveni Ghat with its temples and flower sellers (in Rishikesh Market), this 3 km path is perfect for early morning walks. The beautiful promenade with its many benches gives you plenty opportunities to sit and enjoy the views at sunrise. The walkway leads all along the banks of Ganga and eventually straight onto one of the nicest Shiva temples with its own ghat in Rishikesh
After the building work of our resort was completed, we had a vedic havan ceremony to purify and bless the property. And at the end of our house-warming ritual a cow was brought in. The photo shows our neighbour's cow during the ceremony. Bringing a cow into a newly built house is seen as highly auspicious and called Gho Vardhana Pooja. In the Indian culture every cow is venerated as an Avatar (earthly embodiment) of Kamadhenu, the sacred cow deity and mother of all cattle –