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Exploring Nature at Adhiroha

Exploring Nature at Adhiroha

In every walk of nature, you receive far more than you seek. It takes you to the present moment, the only place where life exists. When you look deep into nature and talk, it always responds. It talks to the soul residing within. Just like the King of Jazz, Louis Armstrong sang, “I see grass of green, red roses too. I see them bloom for me and you. And I think to myself what a wonderful world.”


A firm mountain combats the gale with utmost bravery and chivalry. Such a beautiful notion has inspired numerous types of mountain-inspired yoga poses. Hence, yoga is itself inspired by the natural world. Downward-Facing Dog pose, Tree Pose, Cobra Pose, and Mountain Pose are the quintessence of the elements of the earth. Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh is strongly influenced by the natural world around us. Located in the foothills of the Lower Shivalik range of the Himalayas, Rishikesh is gifted with mesmerising scenery. Flowing gracefully through the upper Himalayan range, the Ganges showers its love on lands of the yoga capital and then debouches on the Gangetic Plain. The holy waters veil the city with green vast lands and quench the thirst for splendid wildlife.


Set up away from the honking horns on the busy roads of the city, Adhiroha is euphoric. One can talk to the trees here, sing with birds, dance with butterflies and laugh with natural springs. We love taking our yoga teacher training in Rishikesh classes outside the yoga shala. We often take to the physical nature for the inspiration of our classes which leads to inventive ways to enhance our awareness.


Exploring Nature at Adhiroha


Adhiroha celebrates the beauty of nature around it. The premises give intriguing glimpses of nature hard to be found anywhere else.


Queen of Sun: Bougainvillea

The spectacular vibrant colour vine adorns the residence and garden of Adhiroha. It's incredibly revitalizing and brings you a little closer to the original purpose of yoga. The cherry appearance and brightly coloured petals wear the crown of the sun. It flourishes in plenty of sunlight and withstands water scarcity. The breathtaking beauty of it stands for passion and peace within. To the Victorians, a gift of bougainvillaea was meant to ignite passion.


Friend of Streams: White Capped Redstart

A distinct white patch on its black head and the lustrous red tail are the prominent features that make the little White Capped Redstart bird easy to spot at Adhiroha. Flicking its tail up and down, the tiny bird perches on the mountain streams and rocks. Under the shade, it appears all dark leaving only a white patch visible to naked eyes. To draw a difference between the sexes, one has to notice the white patch. The male has a slightly larger white head patch.


A Kaleidoscope of Nature: Butterflies

With the rising temperatures on plains, several dozen species of butterflies and moths migrate to Himalayas in summer. One can wake up early and hold their breath at the spectacular view of the Himalayan forest and spot these colourful butterflies. The gorgeously orange rust coloured Vidula butterfly is a sun-loving species. It stays on the edge of water beds and streams. It resembles a tiny bulb of ferry light under sun rays. Another butterfly you can spot here in the Himalayan region is Lemon Pansy, a butterfly with eyes on its wings. We call it the sibling of Flash for its obvious speed.


Dark-Eyed: Southern Plains Gray Langur

Commonly known as Hanuman Langur, they are native to the Indian subcontinent. With its grey fur and black face, the Hanuman langur can easily adapt to a variety of habitats. You can always spot them easily while they jump from one tree to another. They have a sociable nature. But sometimes, they show defensive nature. Hence, we would advise you to maintain a safe distance. Langurs spend 80% of their time on the ground but will sleep in high trees.


The Beauty of Jungle: Barking Deer

One of the most common species in India, Barking Deer is a magnificent animal. It is also known as Red Muntjac for its soft, short, reddish-brownish hair. They have small antlers and can make a bark sound similar to a dog.  They commonly inhabit wooded regions and could be stopped in the vast jungle just behind the premises.


The Closest Stars: Fireflies

Fireflies are the most amazing and attractive insects that one could ever experience. The silent sparks of the fireflies in the night are magical. When dusk descends here at Ahiroha, these little friends of ours dazzle the premises with their beauty. They emit light as the language of love. Generally, male fireflies twinkle to find a female partner.


Seven Sisters: The Jungle Babbler

When you’re here for yoga teacher training in Rishikesh you will notice a group of seven to ten birds flocking together noisily. Well! They are the popular Jungle Blabber. They are often spotted in gardens and forest regions. The flock has a long tail and brownish-greyish feathers. They are known for making quite harsh calls.


Kohinoor of Jungle: Peacock

“It dances today, my heart,

like a peacock, it dances,

it dances.

It sports a mosaic of passions like a peacock’s tail,

It soars to the sky with delight, it quests,

Oh wildly, it dances today, my heart,

like a peacock, it dances.”


These are the lines by Rabindranath Tagore. Peacock’s splendid beauty has inspired many Indian poems and songs. They are a symbol of glory and beauty. Adhiroha is blessed with a number of peacocks. They are brightly coloured. If you’re lucky, you could get to see a dancing peacock during yoga teacher training in Rishikesh. They unfold their tail feathers in order to impress females.


When you practice yoga under yoga teacher training in Rishikesh at Adhiroha, you're given a chance to interact with all these other forces of the natural world. You honour your interconnection with all life. After all, time spent in nature is a never wasted time.

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