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Ananda Ashram

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Ananda is a place where group of individuals worldwide share their search for higher consciousness. The Ideas and Values thus generated are passed upon for the service to others. Ananda Ashram is a place which lies in the centre of Sals of Rishikesh. Amidst the lush greenery, there is the place for Yoga, Ayurveda and Meditation - the Ananda Ashram. Ananda Ashram overlook the Ganges which flows past by.

The heavenly adobe runs on the lines of three types of Yoga - Hatha, Kriya and Raja. The psycological, philosphical and theoretical yogic goals are explained here before beginning the yogic experiences.

Ananda was founded by Swami Kriyananda, a disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda.

Fast Facts
» Location - Ananda Ashram, Sal Tree Valley, Rishikesh, Himachal Pradesh
» Accessibility - Direct Buses and Cabs from Rishikesh
» Best time - Round the Year
» Visit Timings - 10:00a.m. to 06:00 p.m. *Timings are subject to vary.
» Membership Fee - Fee depends on the yoga package selected. Further information on enquiry only.
» Other Branches - Ananda Meditation Center of the South Bay 3774 Pacific Coast Highway, Torrance, CA; Los Angeles, Italy,

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Ananda Ashram
Ananda Ashram
To circulate the power of Yoga, Ananda Ashram has also opened its branches outside India. The most famous out of them is the one in Las Angeles.

Putting different yogas in the form of different methods is a unique way Ananda has come out. As per the ailment the yogas are suggested and taught.

The Ashram

In the Ananda Ashram there is a different place for yoga. Different halls and places are assigned for various types of Yogas :

  • Ma Anandamayi Abode : This adobe made in the Honour of World Renowned Spiritual Figure Ma Anandamayi by Maharajah Tehri Garhwal is a preferred place for personal meditation.
  • The Music Pavillion : Surrounded by the sounds of the cool water flowing in the South Direction and gold leaf ceiling, this open aired marble floored place is heaven for those who want to meditate here.
  • Viceregal Hall : This Wood floored hall was once the recreational hall for the Royal Guests. Today it is the most preffered place for the active Yoga Practices.
  • Winter Garden : This exhobirant place gives a beautiful and calm atmosphere to carry out the Yoga Practices and to listen to the teachings of the Yoga Teachers.

  • The Concept/Ideology

    Ananda is not only a Yoga Ashram but also a Spa which believes in imparting good health through the appropriate use of Yoga Practices. Ananda works on the guidelines of Self Realization. Self Realisation includes the knowledge that one as a human identity, his body, soul and mind are in possession of the Kingdom of God, that Gods omnipresence is your omnipresence.

    The Concept of Self Realisation

    To realize it that one is only a representative of God, that one has to take care of onself as he would take care of God - is the Self Realization which one has to achieve. As per Paramhansa Yogananda - The true basis of religion is the intuitive experience. To develop this intutive power is just like knowing power. So when you know the intution within, you know the God. Indirectly if you know God, then only you know the religion - and that is self realisation.

    Our Suggestions
    • Being a Ashram cum Spa, there are facilities like International direct dial telephones, in - room safe, tea/coffee making facilities, walk in closet and personal Yoga Mat. However, we recommend you bring your own Mat for personal Hygiene.
    • There is no minimum duration for Yoga Classes. However minimum of 10 days of Yoga Classes is expected.
    • There are charges for all the services provided.
    • 265 kms from New Delhi, 55 kms from Jolly Grant (Dehradun) Airport, 45 kms from Haridwar Railway Station, 25 kms from Shivpuri river rafting camps on the Ganges - it is easily reachable from all directions.
    • Ananda Restaurants serves all sorts of food.
    • There are charges/Fees for attending the Yoga Classes in Ananda Ashram. Clear out the things in the first place..
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