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Pilgrimages in India
Yoga Sadhana at the Source of Ancient Wisdom
The Sivananda Yoga Pilgrimages to India are a rare occasion to tap into the original source of yoga. Visits to ancient temples and holy ashrams provide an an ideal setting for deep meditation and prayer. Since thousands of years the Himalayas, known as Tapabhumi or "Land of Spiritual Practice", have been a place of retreat for yogis to experience the sublime nature of the soul. Even today, their powerful thoughts charge the mental atmosphere of the Himalayas.
In addition to visiting holy sites, the programme will include the daily practice of yoga asanas and meditation. The Swamis and staff of the Sivananda Yoga Centres in Europe will guide the pilgrimages.
Prerequisites for the pilgrimages is prior participation in Sivananda retreats or the Sivananda Yoga Teachers' Training Course as well as a regular yoga practice. Intense travel in the culture and climate of India, with simple accommodations and meals requires that participants come with an open mind and a high degree of adaptability.