One of the most enjoyable things to do with your significant other or friends, in my opinion, is to travel. Experiencing new things and places with your loved ones creates lasting memories and deepens bonds. There are many spiritual locations located all throughout the world for lovers and friends alike. Each week, I will introduce a spiritual destination that would make a perfect romantic getaway or a fun trip with your girl or guy friends.
This week’s featured travel destination is Bali.
Bali is a beautiful island and province of Indonesia. The primary faith of the island is Hinduism, but welcomes all worship. Bali is a popular tourist location and is well known for its arts such as dance, sculpture, painting, and music. It is also the location of the Indonesia International Film Festival every year.
Bali is known for it’s traditional healers. They help to heal physical and mental imbalances of energy in the body and energy field. They use techniques of intuitive readings, deep massages, energy healing, and acupuncture. Many people from all over the world credit these healers with truly changing their lives. Sound healing is also a very popular technique used in which the sound of Tibetan bowls, voices, and instruments are used to relax the body and balance the mind.
Bali is also known for its organic, vegan, and healthy restaurants. Ubud in particular is well known for it cuisine. They use all natural ingredients, while still providing delicious flavorful chow. Some of the more well known restaurants are Clear Cade, Atman Kafe, ALchemy, Sari Organik, and Down To Earth.
Yoga is an extremely popular practice in Bali. Most of the population engages in the spiritual and relaxing act. Many visitors travel to their yoga studios and centers with experience ranging from beginner to advanced, and all are welcome. The Yoga Barn is a very popular spot in Ubud and is one of the largest retreat centers in Southeast Asia. The Yoga Barn offers numerous classes, workshops, and training in yoga and yin and chakra meditations.
Balinese offerings are given everyday all throughout the country. They are symbols of appreciation and praise. These offerings are also used to appease demon spirits lurking around. There are numerous classes offered on the island in which you can learn to make an authentic Balinese offering.
Bali is a place of great spirituality and awareness. It is an island of kind people that offer many ways in which to become your best self. If you’re searching for a spiritual getaway, Bali is a wonderful place to find your path to enlightenment and enjoy the beautiful scenery in the process.