Yoga devotees will no doubt be practising their Adho Mukha Svanasan (downward-facing dog), Lotus and Camel poses this week at the International Yoga Festival. Held in Bali, Indonesia, the week-long festival runs from 3 – 10 March 2009 and is themed as “Yoga for Peace and Health”. Hundreds of yoga instructors from across the world will participate and exchange information.
Yoga has its roots in the prehistoric era and is today practised around the world. It has attracted devoted followers, so much so that ‘Yoga Holidays’ are also becoming popular, as are Yoga Breaks and Yoga Retreats. These are held all over the world including Thailand, India, Sri Lanka and numerous countries in Europe.
As well as yoga, Bali also has some amazing natural sights in its rich culture and history as well as wildlife and birdlife, such as:
- Pemuteran – Beautiful beach and diving
- Ubud – Incredible culture
- Seminyak – Buzzing nightlife and shopping
- Kuta – Established beach and surfing
- Amed – Fishing villages and beaches
- Lovina – Chill out and totally relax
- Munduk – Waterfalls and orchards to trek through
- Batukau – Mountains with hiking and walking