An Introduction to the Birth-Place Of Yoga: India

India is a country full of magic. It’s the land of colours, diversity and of course the origin of yoga and spirituality. While Hindi and English are the official languages in India, you will find more than 280 additional languages with more than 1150 dialects.

India has it all: deserts, mountains, beaches, oceans, rivers, tropical forests and jungles. Did you know that 5000 years ago, yoga was introduced for the first time in an ancient scripture called Rig Veda?

Especially in the last 50 years, yoga has become very popular all around the globe and people are fascinated to learn yoga at its roots.

It’s true to say that in India, you will find the most authentic yoga experience, well-educated and experienced teachers and the right energy. Many people think that India is a dangerous country and simply rely on negative media. In fact, once you travel to India, you will find that this is one of the most welcoming and kindest countries in the world.

Hospitality and compassion are the number 1 priorities.
India is very rich in culture, food, spices, holidays, celebrations, traditions and rituals. Indians define themselves over their values, heart and kindness, not over money or status.

Many people say: “India gives you exactly what you are looking for and need right now”.

Entering India, immediately gives you a slow-down and you get to enjoy the laid-back, Shanti (peaceful) vibes of the country and its people.

Yoga came to life in Rishikesh, a town located at the foothills of the Himalayan mountains and on the Holy Ganges River, known as the Mother Ganga in Rishikesh. That alone makes it a serene and spiritual town. It has become the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’ where you’re able to choose from a variety of yoga teacher training in India courses and retreats. Other than the YTTC and retreats, travellers from all over the world take part in sound healings, astrology readings, hiking, river rafting, sightseeing, shopping, and of course cafe hopping. Check out this guide to Rishikesh for more things to do.

Why is India becoming a #1 Soul-Searching Destination?

It’s quite easy: people are so busy nowadays chasing their degrees, careers, gaining wealth and status. Living in modern society with all its expectations and competition can lead to a lonely, meaningless and sad life. It’s not a secret anymore that happiness and well-being is not necessarily related to money and luxury.

Many people get sick from stress, overwork and sleep deprivation. How can we enjoy life and be healthy when we are always stressed and tense? Yoga is the solution for many as it is scientifically proven to reduce stress levels, calm the mind and detox the body.
Taking some time off the busy daily life and travelling to India in order to release, search and heal has become a goal and priority. Luckily!
Physical, mental and emotional health should always be a priority and needs to be seen as true wealth.

A yoga teacher training in India (YTT) course  is often more accessible as well. It is usually much cheaper to travel to India than other countries such as Australia, American and Europe. You’re also able to get a true Hatha and Ashtanga authentic experience, as the teachers are very knowledgeable. Yoga teacher training in Rishikesh and Goa, are the most popular destinations in India to complete your yoga teacher training course. Hence, most of the best ashrams to take a yoga teacher training course in India are those in Rishikesh and Goa.

The daily routine of meditation and yoga, combined with authentic daily yogic rituals and eating fresh food does wonders for the body, mind, and spirit. You will leave your yoga teacher training course in India feeling full of energy and have a sense of renewed vision for your life.

Want to find out more about a yoga teacher training course in India? Read how a yoga teacher training course in India changed this student’s life.