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The Isha yoga center located amidst the Velliangiri mountains near Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, is one of the best examples of a well-thought-out design.

Right from the main entrance till the bathroom latches, everything has been designed so well that they are not only simple and beautiful but also provide a great experience.

I was awestruck at every single thing that I saw; the scenic background added by the mountains, the clear navigation cues, the noise-free vehicles and lanes for bikes and scooters, the doors and furniture that reflect the tradition, the dome that covers the sanctum sanctorum of the Dyanalinga, and the list goes on. Above all the food and the peaceful stay… It’s absolute serenity!

No one was told to maintain silence; still, one could sense the calmness amidst the huge headcount.

People were not asked to wash their plates after the meal; still, everyone did.

Though visitors were advised to wear the Indian style of clothing for their own comfort and as a sign of respect for the local culture, they were not forced to do so. Still, they followed.

After seeing all these, this thought had struck me.

“Is Sadhguru a yogi or a designer?”

He should have built it with all his heart and soul.

According to Sadhguru, yoga is all about having a designer life.

It is my wish and my blessing that every one of you should design your own destiny.” —Sadhguru

He sure has designed his!

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