Photos and story by Rana Werbin
Many young people in Israel take time after their army service (at 20 or 21) to travel to East Asia, often touching down in India. It is considered a life-changing event, spiritually and socially. I had always dreamed of going on a big journey, so I spent three months doing just this. I had studied yoga for about ten years, and wanted to visit its country of origin – and, with luck, to find ancient wisdom to inspire me in the second half of my life.
The culture, people, and spirituality made my journey as diverse an experience as you could imagine. Coming from a small country, I experienced in India the marvelous feeling of what it is like to be one of millions: not only in Mumbai but also in smaller cities along the way.