Boreh Pijat- Traditional Balinese Healing

One of the main reasons I chose Shades of Yoga’s 200 Hour RYT was due to its amazing location in Ubud, Bali.  I fell in love with the idea of fresh flowers, ceremonies, warm people and most of all luxuries at an affordable price.

One of these luxuries that is affordable to the general public is the abundance of massage options in Ubud, from spas to traditional healing centres to everything in between. From my handful of experiences, I must admit that having a Boreh Pijat treatment was the winner.

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The Five Bandhas

Shades of Yoga RYT 200 hour course focuses on teaching the basic principles of Hatha Yoga in order to develop a solid foundation and understanding of how to safely progress through asana’s.  Understanding the bandhas is the primary step to perfecting basic postures such as Tadasana, while creating body awareness and mental focus during practice.

In Sanskrit the word bandha means to lock or tighten. In yoga there are 5 bandhas which, when engaged, lock in prana (energy).  The energy locked in the bandhas is flowed throughout the body to create balance and helps to control various systems in the body such as digestive, sexual, hormonal etc.

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Yoga, Meditation & Self-Empowerment Retreat in Ubud

Shades of Yoga recently ran the first in a series of Yoga, Meditation and Personal Empowerment Retreats at Taksu Spa, situated in the heart of Ubud, Bali’s global centre for spiritual tourism.

The retreats are orientated towards giving the participants the tools to transform their lives through daily yoga sessions, active meditations, and lectures designed to help individuals overcome personal blocks that might be hindering them from reaching their full potential.


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