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Ok, so what is the right way to breathe?
All ready organized and packed, I was ready to experience this journey. There I was, sitting in Qatar Airlines, flying coach feeling like traveling first class. The chairs are comfortable, food is delicious, service is great always giving you snacks. In front of me I have my own screen to watch videos; it took me more time to decide which movie to see than to see the actual movie.
Recommendations while flying:
• Drink plenty of water, and also use some electrolytes and/or Emergen-c (Vitamin C)
• Move your body every ½ hour, stretch
• Rest and try to sleep so you won’t get bad jet lag
• Fly with comfortable cloths, and stay warm
After a total 29 hours of flight from Miami to Delhi stopping in New York and in Doha, I finally arrived. It was night time so there was little to see, but the smog and the burning smell was inevitable. Here we stayed two nights where I got to visit the Taj Mahal; one of the wonders of the world.
From Delhi we took a bus to Rishikesh, (Rishikesh, sometimes nicknamed “the world capital of Yoga”; located in the foothills of the Himalayas).
My spiritual journey began from the moment we arrived. We were heading to an Ashram (“Traditionally, an ashram is a spiritual hermitage. Additionally, today the term ashram often denotes a locus of Indian cultural activity such as yoga, music study or religious instruction, the moral equivalent of a studio or dojo”),
and the only way to get there was by crossing by foot one of the bridges on the Ganges River: the Lakshman Jhula, a narrow and long bridge.
So we hired some Hindus to pull our bags in a 4 wheel cart. Ok please don’t think these guys are muscular, see the picture below.
Looking at these guys doing their job with intention and commitment for only 250 rupees (US $5), touched me deeply. In each cart they pulled 7 to eight medium sized bags. Plus then they had to climb hills and go downhill bare foot; wuaoooo, I felt the need to help them so I did.
Rishikesh is a small town, where there are no cars on the streets. The cool thing are the cows there, who wander the streets, people feed them, clean them and take care of them. That cow could have been their aunt, sister or family related in another life (They believe in reincarnation). Now when you walk, take care were you step, because there is a lots of Sh… on the floor.
Overall it was a beautiful town filled with little shops, dining, studios were you can learn different types of yoga, institutes for Ayurveda medicine and much more wellness places. “It is believed that meditation in Rishikesh brings one closer to one self, as does a dip in the holy Ganges River that flows through it”.
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