Getting in and out of Bali has become a breeze after recent airport renovations. If you arrive late at night, there will without a doubt be a number of taxis to choose from and bargain with if you want to negotiate a price to your destination. There are metered taxis, but for the most part the driver will have a set price and may or may not lower the price if you want to bargain and start with a lower number.
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali refers to eight limbs of yoga, each of which offers guidance on how to live a meaningful and purposeful life.
The word ‘yoga’ means to connect. The thing we look to connect to is the true Self, or you might also refer to this as the soul. If that way of thinking doesn’t resonate with you, then consider that the word yoga can also mean separation.
The thing we’re breaking away from is whatever stops us from feeling free, as the ultimate goal of any yoga practice is to attain a constant state of peace.
My last blog post focused on 6 major types of yoga that are widely practiced today. Although there are many other forms of yoga that I did not mention, the styles that I touched on focus more on the foundation of the practice which is especially beneficial for beginners.
For those who don’t know much about the practice, or are curious to know about the health benefits of the practice (being more than just a nice stretch), I’ve included some perks of the practice that might entice you to step onto your mat.
I’ve recently realized how intimidating the practice of yoga is. It’s been more than a few years since I started regularly practicing, and I feel as though the practice of yoga has boomed even more in that time into what is now a very popular hobby and way of life.Living in Southern California, it’s especially apparent how the practice has become somewhat trendy. The lifestyle of yoga seems to sell more than the actual practice. Yoga is more widely seen as a “workout” in many studios rather than a personal practice focusing on breath and alignment.
Granada is a Nicaraguan city along the coastline of Lake Nicaragua. It’s home to many Spanish colonial landmarks that have survived multiple pirate invasions over the years. The city’s main plaza, Central Park, is dominated by the Cathedral of Granada (shown above), originally dating back to 1583. You truly feel like such a small part of history as you’re walking through the town, imagining life 500 years ago on the same streets.
There are a handful of places in SJdS that offer yoga, but I recommend visiting a few of my favorites – especially if you’re only visiting for a few days and feel overwhelmed by the options, check these places out and I promise you won’t be disappointed!
Whether you practice yoga everyday, or you’re new to the practice and want to give it a whirl in a beautiful tropical environment. I commend you for continuing your practice whilst on vacation, or for coming to your mat when you could be doing other things such as sleeping in – because who wants to do that on vacation?! 😜