First trip to India
Super excited to tell you that for the first time in my life I am going to India! The land of the Bhagavad Gita, the land of Gandhi, incredible food, history, and people, and above all the land where yoga originates from. Traveling all by myself leaving in less than two weeks and feeling both excited and a little nervous, I will be streaming my journey on Instagram & on my blog as much as possible or as much as the internet allows me.
I will be attending a two-week yoga course with one of my favorite teachers, Laruga Glasser, who has been an enormous inspiration throughout my yoga journey. Landing in Delhi and staying with a friend, experiencing the World famous Holi festival, the festival of colors that celebrates the arrival of Spring. I am looking into getting some charity work done while there and learning all about their plant-based cooking.
Traveling alone to India as a woman, I have been warned not to walk around alone, cover my shoulders and ankles, not to take taxis, give the poor fruit instead of money, and be very careful. However, I am staying with a friend who lives in Delhi and will from there travel to a retreat in Goa so hopefully, I should be OK safety-wise. If you have been to Delhi and Goa and have any tips for me, get in touch.
Culturally I cannot wait to experience India, the people, the food, and their traditions, dive deeper into my yoga practice and knowledge, and meet wonderful people along the way.
"To other countries, I may go as a tourist, but to India, I come as a pilgrim."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A pilgrimage is a long journey or search of great moral significance and India is famous for this. Soon it will be so long to the cold mountains, woolen socks, and moon boots, and hello to the warm colorful land of the naked feet.