Further preparation for Bali 200 hour yoga teacher training
There is nothing like a trek into Big Country to clear the head and integrate elements for a Bali 200 hour yoga teacher training.
And there isnt much bigger country that the Himalaya.
Seen to be the home of Shiva it is no wonder that Yoga and the Himalaya have been linked for centuries. As a getaway from the Moghul period it was the preferred place for Hindu/Yogic Holy men for centuries.
The rarefied air, the stunning reminders of Nature that surround you bring you to a natural sense of balance and placement, and a strong sense of belonging.
Practising Yoga Asana and espescially Pranayama seemed effortless in the high altitude. The mind happily absorbed in the scenery and grandeur of the place and the simplicity of just taking a walk around.
There were many yogis and sadhus around happy to share practises and refine techniques and assist with clarifying philosophy
And always we were under the awesome Mt Shivaling.
One of the sacred peaks in the Garhwal Himalayan region, the Shivling Peak looms at an elevation of 6543 meters, which is close to the snout of the Gangotri Glacier. According to the Hindu myth, the peak divinely symbolizes Lord Shiva’s Shiva Linga. The massif overlooks the sprawling meadow of Tapovan at 4,463 meters, which is considered as one of the alpine meadows in India and is crisscrossed by several small streams and dotted with flowering plants. The first ascent to the Shivling peak was done by the Indo – Tibetan Border Police in the year 1974 and thereafter several routes were discovered by other expeditors. Trekking to the base of Shivling has always been a grapevine to the trekkers Shivling Trek who covered it. The trail being one of the challenging treks in the Indian Himalayan belt in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, one needs serious acclimatization at different altitudes. It encounters several steep gradients along with rocky, snaky and crazy paths. Throughout the trek that goes beyond the source of River Bhagirathi (mouth of Gangotri Glacier), Gaumukh at 4,100 meters approximately, to Tapovan, which is one of the Hindu pilgrimage sites in India, one needs to tackle some offbeat and boulder ridden ramps, cutting through narrow ridges and deadly cliffs. Nonetheless, the peaks like Hanuman Tibba at 5,370 meters, Bhrigu Parbat at 6,000 meters, Bhagirathi I, II and III at 6,856 meters, 6,512 meters, and 6,454 meters respectively and Mt. Meru at 6,400 meters are the major attractions after reaching different altitudes.
Bali 200 hour yoga teacher training