Tamil Nadu is known for its Dravidian-style Hindu temples and its rich tradition of literature, music and dance (Bharat Natyam) which continue to flourish today.
- When to visit Tamil Nadu?
Tamil Nadu has a quite warm climate. October to March can be considered as an ideal time to visit.
ICYER stands for International Center for Yoga Education and Research, also known popularly as Ananda Ashram. It was founded in 1967 at Pondicherry, South India.
The Ashram is located in a beautiful garden site with a wide expanse of sandy beach and warm waters suitable for swimming. The atmosphere is rural and simple, peaceful and unpolluted
Classical rishiculture Ashtanga Yoga (Gitananda yoga) as expounded by the world famous Guru, Yoga Maharishi Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri Guru Maharaj is taught in carefully graded steps. This is based on the teachings of Yogamaharishi Swami Kanakananda Brighu that combine classical teachings of classical traditions of Patanjala Yoga, Hatha Yoga and Dakshina Marga Tantra in a modern scientific format.
Siddha Siddhantha tradition of Srila Sri Kambali Gnana Desika Swamigal is followed in line with the South Indian traditions. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of the Indian culture and its arts, rituals and lifestyle observances.
ICYER is based on the following core concepts of Yoga which are now known worldwide as the Gitananda Yoga or Rishiculture Ashtanga Yoga tradition.
- Yoga is a way of life
- Create gurus not followers
- Breath is life
- No option Yoga
- Step-by-step approach
- Love for Indian culture
- Bountiful practices
- Yantra, in tune with nature
- Mudras, divine communication
ICYER has more than a 140 affiliated Yoga centres in 30 countries.
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