Seek Yoga: Ubud, Bali
Yoga and travel are undeniably interconnected in their practice and approach toward personal well-being. They are both journeys, with yoga allowing for the internal exploration of undiscovered states of being within ourselves and travel providing new, exciting introductions to the outside world in which we live. The practice of yoga and travel complete each other: as we seek what’s outside of ourselves, we have a better understanding of the commonality within us and when we begin to understand ourselves, we interact with the world in a positive way.
Ubud, Bali is a location that, if not already, should be at the top of your travel to-do list. Ubud is home to a number of world class yoga studios with a wide range of styles for your best yoga practice. Retreat to the sanctuary of Soulshine Bali, train to be a yoga instructor and raw food chef simultaneously at Radiantly Alive, or drop into one of the daily classes at Ubud Bodyworks and Yoga Barn. Sarinbuana is an eco-lodge two hours north of Ubud, highly celebrated for its initiative in keeping Bali’s rainforests both pristine and accessible to tourists.
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Ubud has a rich history and continues to engage a vibrant culture in its increasingly modern town. It is recorded that the Javanese Hindu priest Rsi Marhandya came to Bali from Java and meditated at the meeting point of the Wos rivers (west of town center) in the 8th century, after which a shrine was erected on the sacred land and named Ubud, or medicine in ancient Balinese. Gunung Kawi and Goa Gajah ‘Elephant Cave’ are popular destinations for glimpses into Bali’s decorated past. As Ubud is 600 feet above sea level, temperatures generally remain pleasant and more manageable than the heat by the beach.
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~ Article written by Weston Finfer