Ubud Travel Blog› entry 25 of 53 › view all entries
I spend the next 5 days following this routine. I learn Hatha Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, Yin Yoga, Forrest Yoga and Kundalini. Forrest Yoga asks us to focus on one area of the body, channeling our energy and breathe to it during all movements. We keep our eyes closed for the majority of the class. Its very focused. I feel very connected to God in this class. I realize he’s always will me, that I don’t need anyone else to take care of me, that he (and I) will be there for me. And that I can always access him. I just need to close my eyes, breathe, and look inside.
Yin Yoga asks you to hold posses for a LONG time. The teacher used music to connect us to the stretches and our soul.
I like tourists in Ubud. They are very willing to talk about spirituality, the soul, God, energy, reincarnation, what ever it is that you believe in. People have faith here and they believe in their own power and ability to bring things into their lives. It’s a proactive and positive place. I am connected to this place. I also know that I can’t stay here forever.
I did other things in Ubud besides yoga, although it was my main focus. I walked through rice paddy fields (amazing!), took a fantastic Balinese cooking class at Gaia Café Bali, ate at local restaurants (forget the tourist traps I say!), ate suckling pig, a delicacy here, but certainly not my favourite food!.