Yogi Trek was conceptualized as an outdoor fitness as well as meditative experience - to take yoga outside the yoga studio!
The Himalayan Yoga Adventure & Retreat to McLeodganj, Dharamshala (Nov 26-29) will involve trekking to the scenic Triund Hill right in winter! http://total-yoga.org/himalayan-yoga-adventure/
This requires a lot of training and so we’ll begin with Yogi Treks around Bangalore (& Pune). Himalayan Yoga Adventure Challenge #1 kick starts this Saturday with a trek to Savandurga!
What is a Yogi Trek?
The Ancient Yogis did a lot of trekking and walking in the Himalayas; however as modern yogis we find that our range of physical training is limited to Asanas. So in order to have a well-rounded natural fitness experience as well as to do Pranayam outdoors; we do monthly Yogi Treks to places around Bangalore city. We also found that Meditation happened spontaneously to students in the great outdoors as compared to in the studio classes!
At Yogi Treks, the community car-pools and reaches the base of the hill. There we practice Yoga, and then trek up the hill. On the hilltop we practice Pranayam & Meditation. And after spending time up on the hill, we trek down and then head for Brunch to a nearby Dhaba. Post-brunch, we all head back to the city. Hills that are in the range of 60kms from the city are chosen as they are both scenic and challenging to trek.
About Savandurga (From Wikipedia)
Savandurga is a hill 60 km west of Bangalore (Karnataka, India) off the Magadi road 12.919654°N 77.292881°E, in India. The hill is considered to be among the largest monolith hills in Asia. The hill rises to 1226 m above mean sea level and forms a part of the Deccan plateau. It consists of peninsular gneiss, granites, basic dykes and laterites. The Arkavathi river passes nearby through the Thippagondanahalli reservoir and on towards Manchanabele dam. (Map)
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