Yoga has been practiced for many hundreds of years, dating back to ancient times in India. Today, Yoga has become a lifestyle and health trend, now followed all over the world. The word Yoga is taken from Sanskrit, meaning “integration, or union”
Although it seems that the Yoga movement is mainly focused on stretching the muscles, it actually contains a deeper philosophy. Meditation is among benefits that you will experience to refresh your body and soul. As for your physique, Yoga challenges you to improve your balance, self-awareness, strength, and focus. Yoga will also give you a better posture and has proven to boost health and wellness when one practices it regularly. It's a practice to harmonize your body with your mind. Finding inner peace and tranquility while exercising and improving your muscles' agility is at the core of the spirit of Yoga.
The island of Lombok in the West Nusa Tenggara province is known for its pristine blue waters and pearly beaches. Visit Lombok and immerse yourself deeper in this serene environment for your personal relaxation, away from the usual crowds that you may find elsewhere. With the rise of international tourists and domestic visitors each year to the island, more and more shala are opened here that offer Yoga as your opportunity to release your stress and tension, as you inhale pristine air.
Here are a number of establishments, that you can definitely enjoy, to refresh and be reinvigorated.
1 | Novotel Lombok
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A beach front and exclusive resort with local Sasak styled architecture, the Novotel Lombok offers more than just accommodation. With luxurious facilities and activity for visitors to enjoy, this holiday getaway is perfect for everyone in the family. Yoga classes are available at different times by the white sandy beach and pristine sea. Try the afternoon yoga to feel refreshed and rejuvenated while admiring the crimson sky when the sunset comes.
Mandalika Resort Pantai Putri Nyale,
83573 Pujut Lombok Tengah
2 | Ashtari
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The Ashtari is a restaurant with an outdoor lounging deck to enjoy the Lombok coastline from afar. The restaurant offers healthy food choices and drinks, to accompany visitors while chilling out with friends and family. The Yoga platform is a wooden deck overlooking the lush green forest. With many classes of Yoga available for every level of skills, this shala has amazing surroundings that will help you to focus and find inner peace.
Jl. Raya Selong,
Kuta, Lombok 83355
3 | Gili Yoga
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Breathe, sweat and transform yourself through the soulful techniques of each Yoga movement. The Gili Yoga offers all types of styles, and even has a special program for those who wish to qualify as Yoga teachers. Besides Yoga, this beachside retreat gives you a chance to experience free diving. While, proper breathing techniques for divers, and a freediving yoga class are also available for any skill level. Accommodation is available with cozy Sasak style interior to guarantee your comfortable stay.
4 | H20 Yoga and Meditation Center
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Bathed in a naturally beautiful landscape, beaches, and oceanfront, this facility provides you with a range of holistic healing treatments, certified teacher training programs will give you a chance to upgrade your skills at Yoga. The Meditation retreat is a program designed for you to balance both your mind and body. Simple and comfortable thatched roofed bungalows are a neat place to stay in and unwind. Try the Zen Veranda, a calm place to read books about Yoga, meditation or other related topics. You can also get some fun to explore the marvels of Gili Air and the nearby Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan.
5 | Mandala Blue Seaview Yoga
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This sea view studio is located just a walk away from the blue waters, making it breezy and easy to try the asana. Practice your synchronized breathing as an essential part of Yoga technique to relieve stress and any mental blocks that have become your negative energy. Feel your joints and muscles stretch, and make you a lot more flexible. Other exciting activities are spiritual workshops, massage philosophy, and techniques of acro yoga. With the fast growing awareness of the need for a healthy lifestyle, Yoga continues to expand with various methods, techniques, and goals. Worldwide connections on the internet have made this physical activity grow in fame and popularity in particular with those who long to obtain holistic healing.
Gili Indah, Pemenang