Yoga is deeply rooted in Hinduism and originated in the ancient lands of India more than 5000 years ago, the name is derived from the Sanscrit, ”YUJ” which means “to unite” or ”to join,” so yoga can be seen as the union of the individual soul with the Absolute. The practice of yoga calms the mind, strengthens and tones the body and creates harmony and balance, but it is more than just a practice, it is a way of living, an outlook on life that encourages self awareness, stability, relaxation and compassion. That being said, people practice yoga for different reasons, and modern yoga has developed into many varying schools of practice, some have greater emphasis on spirituality and meditation, while others are more physical in nature.
As Bali has grown as a holistic destination, so too have the number of yoga classes, immersions and workshops on offer. From drop in classes, to private sessions, week long retreats and teacher training there is something for everyone.