The Meaning of Daily Offerings in Bali


If you have been to Bali, you will have noticed the small square offerings that are everywhere—in front of houses and shops, on motorbikes, at crossroads and of course, in the temples. They are known as Canang Sari, something that is small in size but of great importance, and making them daily is mandatory for....

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5 Special, Spiritual Places To Visit In Bali


Mount Agung Mount Agung is not only the tallest and one of the most majestic volcanos in Bali, but it is also honored by the Balinese as the dwelling place of the gods—especially Mahadewa, the supreme manifestation of Lord Shiva. The people on the island also believe that Mount Agung is the replica of Mount....

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Six rules you need to know before entering a temple in Bali


A visit to Bali would not be complete without visiting at least one of the thousands of Hindu temples located all over the island. The Balinese are more than happy to welcome you to their temples, however, please remember that they are holy places, and there are some rules you need to be aware of....

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Yoga for Back Pain with Karina Chavez Galnares


  Back problems are very common today, very often due to our lifestyle—too much sitting or standing. In this sequence of yoga for back pain, Karina takes you through very helpful poses for lower, middle and upper back problems. She shares many useful tips and tricks and points out common mistakes to ensure that you....

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Rio Helmi, one of Bali’s originals


Many things come to mind when you try to explain who Rio Helmi is—photographer, expat, Buddhist, biker, writer, moderator, gallery and coffee shop owner are just a few of them. The son of an Indonesian father and a Turkish mother, Rio has lived in Bali close to four decades and is probably one of the....

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10 Facts* About Bali


At 3,142 metres above sea level, Mount Agung is not only the highest elevated point on the island but also its most sacred place and it is home to Bali’s largest temple, Besakih Temple. On the Balinese New Year, otherwise known as Nyepi, the whole island shuts down for 24 hours – no working, no....

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Three Questions for Jan Green


Why do you practice and teach Yoga? Yoga invites us to journey deep within and find a place where we are comfortable with our true, authentic self. It’s not about twisting our physical body into pretzels! It’s about loving our body for the incredible vehicle that it is, carrying us through our lives and experiences.....

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Interview: Yoga – A Self Care Love Letter


Nowadays, you can easily find all sorts of information, knowledge and tips online, including information about yoga – the benefits of yoga, healthy lifestyle with yoga, tips on yoga poses, clothes and mats including recommended yoga studios and teachers, etc. Researching about yoga or just happened to stumble unto information on yoga, which triggers our....

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Three Questions for Marleen Feremans-Van Laer


1. Why yoga? Yoga makes me stronger, healthier and what’s even more important, a better person. 2. How do you come back to inner peace? Through my daily meditation and pranayama, I embrace my believes. 3. Top wellness tips? I travelled around a lot enjoying wellness everywhere. The number one place to be is at....

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Three Questions for Gabriele McSween


1. Why yoga? Yoga balances your mind and body. It releases tension we keep inside from day to day stress we encounter. If the body is calm and free of tension, the mind is calm. Body and Mind work together. All we need is Yoga. It’s the key to our essential well being and inner....

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