I am often asked, what is my favourite place in India? The yoga capital of Rishikesh in the Himalayan foothills is one of them. Here’s why.
Yoga and Wellness
Travelling for Yoga, wellness, and spirituality is gaining popularity, especially in India. Many people visit India for Yoga, to take Yoga courses and Teacher Training programs, to go on Yoga retreats, and to try meditation, Vipassana, and Ayurveda treatments. We cover these in our Complete Guide to Yoga in India, What life is like in a Yoga Ashram, and many more posts.
Travel teaches you that you are not the centre of the universe — only of your universe. And the only thing you can change is yourself.
In 2005, following a series of devastating personal losses, I traveled to India for six months. That trip changed my life. Among other things, I found my muse as a writer. Now, I tell stories about transformative travel — the kind of travel that changes you. Click more to read my story.
Learning how to “do” social media effectively is a lot learning a spiritual discipline. Here are 5 spiritual ideas and how social media exemplifies them.
A tribute to my favourite Beatle, George Harrison, to coincide with the opening of the Martin Scorsese documentary about him, Living in the Material World.
My interview with The Rope in the Water author Sylvia Fraser about her pilgrimage to India and her reality-defying experience with a non-existent rope that saved her life.
In response to a statement about how intense discrimination against women and girls permeates every aspect of Indian culture in an article in the Globe and Mail, this blog celebrates the many cheerful, successful, strong and outspoken women of India.
Money does not buy happiness, yoga is not about putting your leg behind your head and people are good. Here are the top 5 things I’ve learned after a year of traveling in India.
January 12 is Swami Vivekananda’s birthday (born 1863). In honour of his birthday, I am posting the speech he made in 1893 at the World’s Parliament of Religions in Chicago. He was the first Indian swami, or guru, who really made a big impact on the west. To say he stole the show is an understatement.