Half the fun is in the journey

View of Rishikesh from the road leading to the ashram

Many people believe that the destination is where the beauty is, so they run from place to place and never stop to enjoy the journey.

On the way to Shiva Priya Yoga Ashram, you can view the real village life of India. As you go higher and higher into the Himalayan Mountains, you can view a beautiful change in the environment and nature.

The area around Shiva Priya Yoga Ashram is called Garhwal, it is the beginning of the Himalayan Mountains in India. The Garhwali people are famous in India for their hospitality and beautiful culture. Most of the people living in these areas are farmers that grow unique mountain vegetables and live off of the land.

In recent times, it has become more difficult for people to survive in the villages of India and many people are now moving to the nearby cities. But some people have remained in the villages to preserve their traditional culture and values. Here you can see their unique lifestyle that promotes living in harmony with the land.

Part of practicing yoga is learning to live in the moment and enjoy the journey.

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