Today, it’s not just about getting from point A to point B, spending some time exploring a foreign country, and coming back home in a few weeks. With yoga communities evolving and expanding, and Eastern philosophy continuing to impact the Western civilization, people started searching for a deeper traveling experience. Spiritual journeys are transformative, and they imply both an exploration of the external world and the world within us as travelers. In that sense, Bali is a perfect destination for your spiritual quest. It offers you many activities for a healthy journey, filled with serenity.Here’s what you can hope for in Bali.
The island of gods
With an amazing number of over 20.000 religious compounds, Bali is known as “the island of gods“. Religion lies in the core of the Balinese culture, so don’t be surprised to see rituals and ceremonies around every corner. About twice a year, temples celebrate anniversaries that are followed by processions and festive periods. Tanah Lot is one of the most visited temples, with its unique offshore position and a lovely legend about the high priest, Dang Hyang Nirartha, and his mission of spreading Hinduism, incorporated in its identity. Don’t miss out on visiting other breathtaking temples, such as the Uluwatu Temple, Besakih, Ulun Danu Beratan, and especially the 11th century Goa Gajah – an archaeological complex definitely worth experiencing.
Yoga and meditation retreats
If you’re committed to practicing yoga, then you’re certainly aware of its various benefits. In addition to using yoga as a way to relax or stay fit, you must know the true value of its spiritual dimension. In Bali, there are many retreats that offer you an incredible experience, including intensive training courses you can attend in order to earn your yogi trainer certificate. There are many different packages you can try out that include a specially designed spiritual trip for you: practicing various types of yoga (e.g. Ashtanga, Ethnic, Hatha, Patanjali, Power Yoga, Vinyasa, etc.) in combination with meditation and deep relaxing breathing techniques, will help you reach inner peace. For a life-changing spiritual trip to Bali, consult experts from Power Of Invisible since they’ve crafted a comprehensive program for a spiritual trip of this kind. It includes various types of yoga combined with meditation, Thai massages, holistic approach, tantric lessons, and the organic food menus to make it all even more worthwhile.
Healing force of nature
Reconnecting with yourself and feeling more present is a direct consequence of a renewed relationship with nature. There are many wonderful things you can see here: just think waterfalls and springs, canyons, beaches, mountains, volcanoes, lakes, botanical gardens, valleys, rivers, and national parks. Nature can be your ally on your spiritual journey: it will rejuvenate your feeling of gratitude towards life and remind you of the importance of living a pure life. Make sure you visit West Bali National Park if you’re curious about the wildlife.
Relaxing and swimming
Imagine swimming through the crystal clear turquoise water while the sun gently caresses your skin. The feeling of water being all around you is a remedy you’ve been craving for. Even better: imagine you’re relaxing in the water by the waterfall! Some of the Bali’s waterfalls can only be seen and heard from a distance, but others are approachable. Just being around the water can have a significant impact on us. Imagine what would it feel like if you slow down your breath, listen to the sound of the waterfalls, and surrender to the feeling. So soothing, isn’t it? Water can induce that meditative state. Pack your bags, ASAP.
Food for the soul
Explore different dishes from the local cuisines in order to awaken all of your senses. Indulge yourself with seafood and desserts. Eat healthy for a clear and functional body and mind.
These are the main reasons Bali makes a great destination for a spiritual journey. Pack your bags and get ready to go!