Truth and Harmony: Aligning in India

There is a reason why, on the spiritual path, we are eventually drawn to certain places, certain people, or certain things. There is a reason we begin to associate with things that elevate us, whether we are conscious of it or not, and why we instinctually begin to move away from or let go of … Continue reading Truth and Harmony: Aligning in India

Ceremony, Ritual and Shrouded Sheaths – Rishikesh, India 2018

One of the things I love most about the culture here in India, is the ornate ceremony that happens daily, if not multiple times a day. The Hindus have a specific God for just about everything... health, prosperity, family, enlightenment, learning... the list goes on.  Alongside these many gods, there are specific rituals meant to … Continue reading Ceremony, Ritual and Shrouded Sheaths – Rishikesh, India 2018

Higher Pursuits – Rishikesh, India 2018

Ah, the life of a Sadhu. Sadhu’s are Indian yogis, mostly men, who have relinquished mainstream life in pursuit of spiritual gains. Here in Rishikesh, these men are easily identified by their monochromatic, (usually) orange-flavored robes, long beards and matted hair peeking out from some sort of head-dress, and by their side, an Indian style … Continue reading Higher Pursuits – Rishikesh, India 2018

Animal Harmony – Rishikesh, India 2018

  This trip to Rishikesh seemed to have brought me a lot of animal time and for obvious reasons, this first picture might be my favorite river-side photo. This kitty-cutie sat by my side for a long time before we both decided to get up, stretch and move on. Less photographically notable but more personally … Continue reading Animal Harmony – Rishikesh, India 2018

Rishikesh – Near and Dear

Six weeks in India, and hardly a word written! In so many ways, this trip to India was vastly different than my last two. The primary purpose of this trip was four very intense weeks of yoga teacher training which left me energetically depleted, and although I found myself highly inspired in countless ways, I … Continue reading Rishikesh – Near and Dear

The Most Famous Ashram – Rishikesh, India

A trip to Rishikesh is not complete without a visit to the Ashram of Yogi Maharishi Mahesh, also known as the "Beatles Ashram." The old, long-abandoned ashram was made famous after the Beatles stayed there in the late 60's... a visit that ushered them into an era of prolific songwriting as a result of their … Continue reading The Most Famous Ashram – Rishikesh, India

Coming Home – Rishikesh, India

February 6-17, 2017 Rishikesh is one of the very few places in all my travels that I made a pointed decision to revisit. I fell in love with this small Himalayan town on the Ganges just over a year ago and I admit that as I planned this trip, I had a moment of wondering … Continue reading Coming Home – Rishikesh, India