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Finding Om: An Indian Journey of Rickshaws, Chai, Chapattis by Elizabeth Rae Kovar

By Elizabeth Rae Kovar

discovering Om is a go back and forth memoir that appears into the brain and soul of 22-year outdated, Bowling eco-friendly kingdom college collage pupil, Elizabeth. In 2005, Elizabeth studied out of the country in Australia, which ignited a clean standpoint on lifestyles. Australia, and the sea, grew to become her past love – a sacred position that rebirthed her soul and brought her to yoga.
Emboldened by way of the South Pacific, Elizabeth lower back to Ohio and fell unwell from opposite tradition surprise. Her collegiate tasks, boyfriend concerns and damaging views approximately Ohio spiraled uncontrolled. nervousness, tension, insomnia and panic assaults governed her existence. rigidity prompted an unbalanced existence, packed with addictions and psychological depression, which disconnected Elizabeth from her soul.
Elizabeth wanted swap and the necessity to re-identify herself with the realm. She had to be able to go back and forth in another country. Recipient of BGSU’s inaugural, Stuart R. Givens Fellowship, a provide to fund a pupil to “do whatever within the world,” Elizabeth proposed to backpack and to check yoga within the world’s so much anxious nation, India, solo.
In the summer season 2007, Elizabeth left the USA with 3 thousand money, one purple backpack and a bagful of questions looking for enlightenment, recognition and internal peace.
Finding Om is a non secular, and chaotic, trip during the highs and lows of India. brilliant and suspenseful, those are the stories of palm reader prophecies, the romances with a soul mate, the concerns of travel advisor scams, the lessons from yoga professionals and the illuminating conversations had over a cup of chai. this is often an intimate and real tale of an intrepid younger girl on a quest to discover compassion, event and a house within the world.

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