Yoga and Meditation Centers in Rishikesh

Yoga is an ancient science which leads to health in the body, peace in the mind, joy in the heart, and liberation of the soul. Rishikesh is the place which is famous for yoga globally. It is the also known as the "world capital of yoga". Yoga is not just about work out; it's all about a healthy lifestyle. The practice of yoga allows students to be still in a world consumed with chaos. Peace and tranquility achieved through focused training appeals to everyone.

Yoga's deep breathing and meditation practices help foster an inner shift from to-do lists, kids and spouse's needs, financial concerns and relational struggles to something a little bit bigger than the issues you face. Yoga makes your body flexible. It also helps relieve stress and unclutter the mind, and helps you get more focused. Every year people around the world and the country comes Rishikesh for yoga and meditation for internal peace. In Rishikesh there are many yoga and meditation centers.

International yoga festival from 1st march to 7th march is also celebrated in Rishikesh, people from different place and country participates in this yoga festival. It is Organised annually by the Uttarakhand State Tourism Department, the International Yoga Festival has gained immense popularity and patronage over the years. Different styles of yoga and asanas we can see in this yoga festival.Yoga provides peace to the mind, body and soul.

Every year, the International Yoga Week is held from the 1st of March and continues till the 7th of March. Last year it was hosted at various venues across Rishikesh, and Hotel Ganga Kinare was the forefront of this prestigious event.

1. Parmarth Niketen

Parmarth Niketen, is situated on the banks of the holy Ganges River in Rishikesh, is one of the famous and top yoga centers in India and the biggest ashram in the area. The evening Ganga aarti of ashram is popular.

2. Sivananda Ashram

Sivananda Ashram was founded by Swami Sivananda and is run by the Divine Life Society. It is also one of the top yoga centers in India. Here free yoga and meditation classes are offered daily. The ashram is located 3 kilometers from Rishikesh, on the way to Badrinath.

3. Omkarananda Ganga Sadan

It is located at the Muni-ki-Reti of Rishikesh, on the banks of the Ganges River. Iyengar yoga classes are the specialty of this ashram. Daily yoga classes are open to everyone only Sunday is close. Lectures on the Bhagavad Gita are also offered.

4. Sadhana Mandir and Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama Ashram

It was founded in 1966 by Swami Rama. Meditation is the main teachings focus of ashram. It has a serene garden located on the banks of the Ganges River, but away from the hustle and bustle of Rishikesh. It provides you internal peace.

5. Shree Mahesh Heritage Meditation School

If your focus is more on meditation than yoga, Shree Mahesh Heritage Meditation School is the right place for you. The school's approach is based on Vedic texts, and you'll also learn about yoga, Ayurveda, life healing, and spiritual development.

6. Yoga Niketen

It was founded by Swami Yogeshwaranand Paramahans, a renowned master of Raj Yoga. The ashram requires a minimum stay of 15 days for any of its courses for the beginners.

7. Swami Dayananda Ashram

This ashram was established in 1960s by Swami Dayananda Saraswati. It's located around 10 minutes walk from the Ram Jhula . Vedic chanting is also taught during the courses.

8. Phool Chatti

The Meaning of phool chatti is "Land of Flowers", ashram was founded in the late 1800s (yes, it's more than 120 years old) and is located 5 kilometers from Laxman Jhula. The ashram is renowned for its frequent seven day yoga and meditation program.

9. Anand Prakash Ashram

It was founded in 2007 by a husband and wife team Chetana Panwar (a Canadian woman) and Yogirishi Vishvketu (who's studied Hatha and Raja yoga and the Vedic healing arts, in northern India since childhood). They offer their own style of yoga called Akhanda Yoga, which has holistic, non-sectarian teachings.

10. Osho Ganga Dham Ashram

It is situated on the Ganges River at Brahampuri, around 10 minutes drive from the Laxman Jhula near Badrinath Road. Meditation practices are taught at the ashram, and meditation camps are offered throughout the year.

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