Yoga has gained popularity all over the globe. Many countries practice it and observe an International Yoga Day. Yoga teaches meditation, breathing control, and harmony between mind, body, and spirit. It is widely used for relaxation and health .
India is the birthplace of Yoga. People from all walks of the globe travel to India to learn about this ancient practice. Interview with Newsexposer Lifestyle by Himalayan Siddha Akshar – Founder of Akshar Yoga Research and Development Centre – revealed the top five places that are most popular for Yoga practices, culture, and more.
1. Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh, a beautiful state in northern India is located in the western Himalayas. It is home to some of India’s most beautiful states, including snowcapped mountains, lush forests, rich forests, and deep canyons. Many powerful and divine energies originate from the Himalayas. Many secrets are found in the Himalayas regarding Yoga, spirituality and metaphysical existence. You will find powerful places such as the Bijli Mahadev Temple and Siolsar Lake. Hidden caves and hiding places are also available that were once used by Sage Vyaas (Markhendeya Muni), Rishi Shring, Agastya Muni, etc.
Every serious yogi wants to visit Rishikesh. This city is known as the “Yoga Capital of the World” and comes in second place on this list. Rishikesh is located in Uttarakhand’s northern state. It offers visitors and travelers a stunning view of the Himalaya Mountains. Rishikesh is home to many famous spots, including Ram Chula and Ram Chula, Alakhananda. Tunganatha, Badrinatha and Tunganatha.
Next on the list is Goa, a southern coastal state. Goa is a popular vacation spot for party-goers and beach-goers. It is also a great location that yogis should explore. Parashuram’s land is the reason that Goa is considered very prosperous. It is a great place to practice spirituality and Yoga. It is a positive, fun-loving community.
Varanasi is a city with a rich history of over 3,000 years. It has been called Banaras and Kashi. Varanasi is a popular Yoga destination and a major Hindu religious site. It is close to the holy Ganges River, and has many Shiva temples. Varanasi is not only a popular destination for pilgrimage, but also a major centre of mysticism and spirituality. It is one the oldest cities in the world and holds a wealth of knowledge. People come from all parts of the world to experience this different energy. Yoga enthusiasts flock to Varanasi for the knowledge and scriptures. It is considered a spiritual capital.
5. Tamil Nadu
In Tamil Nadu, there is a long-standing connection between Yoga and spirituality. Agastya Muni was a spiritual scholar who enlightened himself and wrote ancient Tamil texts that contain information about Yoga and spirituality. Many ancient texts were discovered by him for Nadis, or channels within the body. People who are interested in yoga and India’s ancient cultures will also find spiritually-charged places such as Madurai or Vydeshwaran.