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Doing morning yoga in the cool fresh mountain air improves breathing and circulation—it gives a better quality of sleep and helps to solve postural problems. This deep bond between yoga and nature is part of this discipline, because breathing and meditation have a much deeper impact if practised in natural spaces.
This beautiful figure is at Kumara Spa. Have you noticed her before?
At the age of 35, Wayan Partawan found inspiration in yoga, which has led him to consistently practice the art. Living the life of his dreams, he is currently leading the immensely popular retreat Immerse Yourself In Bali and co-leads other retreats.
At Kumara, lunch-time is the most anticipated moment. Surrounded by lush and green trees along with all the nature sounds, it will make your lunch unforgettable!
During your visit in Bali, you will undoubtedly come across little leaf baskets filled with rice and flowers or both. These are small offering baskets—Canang Sari that Balinese offer to their gods three times a day. Good spirits are believed to reside in the mountains, like the ones in the picture which was beautifully taken by one of our guests, @summa_.
When night falls, the magic of Kumara is unleashed.
Only in Bali... Take a break from your routine and learn to dance with the expert. Photo by @aksarabali
'In the beginning, I did Asana and Meditation. Asana was the easiest to learn because it was visible, meditation is still challenging, even after practicing it for two decades. Gradually, understanding more and more, I learnt about the eight limbs of yoga. They are a process like the metamorphosis of butterfly. The first and second steps – Yama and Niyama – are what we are living now in our society. The third one is Asana, well-being for the mind and body. First to the third step, I consider as the caterpillar period. The fourth, Pranayama, helps the Asana and to have a deeper practice for the next steps Pratyahara and Dharana. These two steps I consider as the cocoon period, a very challenging one! I personally feel that I need to experience this period a bit longer to not to force change and become an immature butterfly. We all do constant metamorphosis in our life, professionally or personally. Be grateful for having the opportunity to transform and shaping our life for the better.' - Iyan Yaspriyana