I had the wonderful opportunity of spending some time in an Ashram in Rishikesh, India in September. Since returning, it has been a tumultuous month as we packed up our apartment and moved into a villa. There are still so many things to do before it feels like home, slowly, slowly... And coupled with the little being growing inside of me I have been feeling tired these past few weeks. It is no less exciting though and I am looking forward to finding out whether it will be another girl or a brother for the girls.
My trip to India was extremely indulgent and a dream come true, I have always wanted to wile my days immersed in yoga and meditation cut off from the responsibilities of everyday life. I joined a small group from Acharya’s Yoga Centre in Sydney. I miss attending the yoga sessions with Acharya and the other teachers; the Centre is an oasis in the city. We stayed at Yoga Niketan Ashram on a hilltop overlooking the mighty Ganga.
Our day started at 4.30am at the clanging of the morning bell dragging us from our beds to a meditation session. It is amazing how energized you feel after you get going at such an early hour, I have always been one to sleep my mornings away. I love practicing yoga and to be able to do it every single day was indeed bliss, meditation on the other hand is always a struggle… as they say, keep on practicing (perhaps I will get there one day). I know how Elizabeth Gilbert felt in Eat, Pray, Love! Hmmm I think I am going about her journey in the reverse order (next trip Italy!).
I met so many like-minded, happy individuals that this trip will always be amongst one of the more memorable journeys. Namaste Emily.