Celebrating Yoga Day

What is common between Yoga, Milk and Honey?

We all know that Yoga knows no boundaries and is practiced all over the world. However when I came to know that Israel, the land of milk and honey, as it is called in scriptures, is big on Yoga, I was quite surprised. The traditional practice of yoga has seen numerous variations. Sometime back I had written about Yoga in Israel and had promised to write about the various types of Yoga in practice there, in addition to the classic form.
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Yoga in Israel

We all know that yoga practice has become an international language but when I went to Israel, I didn’t know Yoga would be so popular in the country. To my surprise, Israel has become one of the largest centers of Yoga asana practices in the world.

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Yemenite Art in Israel

Yemenite Art in Israel

I am in a workshop in Artist’s colony at old Jaffa and in front of me is an 8th generation silversmith from a Yemenite Jewish family, deeply engrossed in creating a masterpiece from sterling silver. Holding the delicate tools his hands work on a fine piece of jewelry.
That’s Ben Zion David. His handmade ethnic traditional Yemenite filigree jewelry and Judaica has loads of history to it.

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Looking back at Year 2014

Looking back at Year 2014
I know it’s so cliche to reflect back on the year that was, but it’s something we all think is important to do. It is that time again to look back and see how enriching our walk has been. These walks, these journeys opened a new horizon in front of me and helped me see the world with diverse perceptions.
As I always say, I count my memories, not places and I am happy that my travel memories are far more and better than the destinations.

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A jaunt around Jaffa

A jaunt around Jaffa

It is late afternoon and the sun is killing, despite a strong Mediterranean breeze, as we walked the couple of hundred metres from our hotel to the railway station Jaffa (yafo in Hebrew). Yes, Jaffa also has a railway station (Ha Tachana), which is however defunct now. Frankly, I didn’t have an inkling about this railway station until now. I do not read about the places before visiting them and let them surprise me. So, this is a nice surprise. 🙂

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First Impression of Israel

First Impression of Israel

Sitting in my hotel in Jerusalem, I ponder upon what is my first impression of Israel. From outside, this country of conflicts and controversies poses a kind of insecurity to people who want to visit it. I too had my apprehensions.

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