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I always choose sattvic places to stay when organising a pilgrimage, but why? And what exactly IS a sattvic place? These are questions I get asked often, and to answer them, first we need to know exactly what “sattvic” means.
Do you know the 4 sacred trees of Nepal? In a country of ancient spirituality and rich greenery, it’s no surprise that the two have combined. Here in the land of the Himalayas you’ll find the most sacred trees in Hinduism, and in the world. […]
On the second day of our pilgrimage to Khopra Danda, we learn to worship the sun and commune with Mother Nature, nourishing our souls with the silence of the jungle and the inspiration of a yogi who lives alone there.
The Himalayas are known for being one of the most mystical destinations in the world, but what are the top spiritual places to visit in Nepal? We’ve selected 5 of our favourite spiritual sites in Nepal so you can plan your annual pilgrimage to the […]
These holy lakes of Nepal’s Annapurna Region are some of the most beautiful in the world and make an incredible destination for trekking and pilgrimages, but they’re no ordinary lakes. These are Nepal’s holy lakes with high spiritual energy and command special meditation on their […]
In the sacred text, the Ramayana, the Ashoka tree is mentioned to have a special power. That power is stress reduction! Sita is said to have meditated under an Ashoka, making them famous for their calming energy. What is an Ashoka Tree? The Ashoka tree […]
Why do we always start mantras praying to Ganesha? There is a very mystical reason! Mantras are a part of spiritual practice. Especially when using the Sanskrit language, chanting mantras are one path towards Samadhi and work wonders for spiritual healing, awakening and worship. In […]
Divine is everywhere, sure, but as a traveller, I can’t deny that some places have much higher vibes than others. For me, these are usually sacred places connected with the goddess, Shakti, the great mother or divine feminine. These places have touched my heart, so, […]
Navratri – 9 nights of the goddess. How does it feel to you? Traditionally, it is one of the most important festivals in Hinduism and follows the story of how the supreme shakti, Goddess Durga, defeats demons and uses her goodness to overcome evil. Astrologically, […]
Words by Kave Sharma. Photos by Ellie Pierpoint. Varanasi is one of the most popular places to visit in India for its spiritual importance, historical architecture, temples, sadhus, tantric practitioners and the holy river Ganges, in fact, you could say that Varanasi is the heart […]
One of the most beautiful and challenging treks in India – Chamunda Hill Trek in Himachal Pradesh. We pass through gorgeous forest with views for miles, finally getting lost in the fog before we reach our destination: Chamunda Devi Temple. As followers of Kali, we […]
Triund Trek is near Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, India. We decided to trek to Triund during Monsoon season – it ended very wet! What started as a sunny June day turned into a nightmare storm, leaving us stuck on the trail! If you’re interested in what monsoon […]
Have you ever wondered what all the symbolism of Shiva meant? Maybe you’ve felt drawn to Lord Shiva’s powerful energy but not sure why? As the father of yoga and a strong symbol of masculinity, consciousness and transformation, Shiva is celebrated around the world, so […]
Whether it’s a trekking tour or a meditation retreat in Nepal, you’ll find lifechanging magic abounds in this mystical mountain region. There are so many places to visit in Nepal, combining breath-taking landscapes with deep spirituality, something you can’t always find at your average yoga […]
Alongside Hinduism’s trinity of Gods, we have the Goddesses who rule beside them – they say that behind every great man is a great woman! These leading ladies have a number of other incarnations and names, but for now let’s learn the basics. Who are […]
Not many people have even heard of Kalimath, let alone visited there, but it happens to be one of my favourite places in India for its seriously strong spiritual energy, mysterious trekking routes and happy, positive vibes. Where is Kalimath? Kalimath is situated in Rudraprayag, […]