Yoga featured in new responsible travel book

Tuesday 16 May, 2006

Lonley Planet coverYoga features in a new book about journeys that have a positive impact on the environment and local culture.

The full-colour book, Code Green: Experiences of a lifetime, is published by Lonely Planet and details 82 worldwide journeys that fall under the umbrella of responsible travel.

In one chapter, Insights Through Yoga, writer Sarah Wintle travels to India's holy city of Varanasi, where she works under yogi Prakash Shankar Vyas, one of the city's finest yoga teachers.

Wintle writes: ''Yoga is the elixir of India. A time-old practice, it remains a guiding force across the rapidly modernising nation. Practising yoga here left me with a thirst for knowledge about the country and its people.”

In the chapter's responsible travel credentials, yoga is listed as ''a great way to interact with locals. It will enrich your understanding of the Indian way of life and slip you into the pace of the people.''

GorillaThe book also includes sections on an encounter with gorillas in Rwanda, lemurs in Madagascar and sea lions in the Galapagos. There are chapters on the Maasai of Kenya, the Maoris of New Zealand and the Inuit of Greenland.

To order Code Green from amazon, click this link

For tips on how to travel responsibly see:

www.lonelyplanet.com/responsibletravel/travel_tips.cfm

 

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