Dear Divine Souls,
I am so glad to welcome you all to the holy banks of Mother Ganga, to the lap of the sacred Himalayas. You are the special chosen ones to be here, and this is all part of the Divine plan.
The International Yoga Festival is not only a festival where people learn yoga; rather, the festival itself is yoga – a divine union of the east and west, the north and south. On the banks of Mother Ganga, in the lap of the Himalayas, people of every country every culture, every color and every creed come together as one family, connecting to the Divine within themselves and to the Divine within others.
During the week, the participants were taught by excellent yogacharyas and presenters; they were touched by the depth of the wisdom and philosophy; and they were transformed by the divine, sacred energy.
The International Yoga Festival is a time in which not only does one’s body become strong and flexible, but also one’s very self becomes strong and festival. It is a time of uniting not only one’s hands to one’s legs, but a time of uniting oneself to the Divine.
May God bless you all with continued awareness of the Divine within you and continued connection to the Divine Source.
With love and blessings always,
In the Service of God and humanity,
Swami Chidanand Saraswati