Rishikesh, situated at the foothills of the Himalayas, is often referred to as the “Yoga Capital Of The World”.The exquisite setting on the fast-flowing Ganges, surrounded by forested hills, is conducive to meditation and mind expansion. In the evenings, an almost surreal breeze blows down the valley, setting temple bells ringing as sadhus, pilgrims and tourists prepare for the nightly Ganga Aarti.

The Ganga is the most holy river in the world. When you walk along her banks, it is easy to see why this river is so revered. Surrounded by mountains, it provides the perfect place to experience deeper detoxification and rejuvenation of the body and the mind.

A woman meditating on the banks of Ganga in Rishikesh

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Rishikesh and Its Connection to Spirituality

Because of its magnifying effects on the Earth and its people, it has been observed by generations that whatever activity is done during full moon, it will be magnified in effect and intensity. During the full moon, the energy is very powerful so it’s important to direct it with positive intention.Since the full moon pours down a tremendous amount of energy, you must be in a calm state of mind to receive a positive effect. Remember that whatever is going on in your body, mind and spirit will be amplified. It can increase your positive energy or conversely, it can wreak havoc on your emotions.

To use the energy of the full moon in the most beneficial way: 
1. Meditate in a group.
2. Envision your dreams manifesting.
3. Think positive thoughts.
4. Refrain from arguing and getting angry.

Benefits of meditating during full moon:
• Completely recharged calm body
• Faster manifestation of wishes
• Energy anchoring
• Deeper purification

Rishikesh, with its deep spiritual roots, offers the perfect opportunity for you to harness the powerful energies of a full moon night. The best way to do it is to meditate in a group, in a open space, on the banks of the holy Ganga in Rishikesh. Don’t have any pre-conceived notions. Just go with the flow and let the energies overwhelm you.

With the next full moon coming up in 5 days, it’s time for you to plan your trip to Rishikesh.