Meditation in Uluwatu

The Istana is one of Singapore’s most prominent heritage sites, turning 150 in 2019. This year the house celebrated its anniversary with a series of events and activities, but there’s always more to learn about this fascinating piece of history. This link

For starters, you’ll want to make sure to visit the Istana’s Grand Staircase and take in its opulent beauty. The U-shaped staircase is adorned with a carving of the Guardian of the House, a 35-centimetre-high statue made of wood from India, ivory and mother of pearl and once displayed at the entrance of the Istana. The Guardian was hidden during the Second World War but found in 1995 when workers were tasked with clearing a storeroom at the Istana.

Breathe In, Bliss Out: A Meditation Journey in the Heart of Uluwatu

Another way to experience the Istana is by taking part in a meditation session. Transcendental Meditation, or TM, is a form of silent mindfulness practice that uses a mantra to help focus the mind on the present moment and reduce stress. The mantra is repeated continuously to bring the mind back to the present when it starts to wander off. The benefits of TM go beyond relaxation and can also improve mental clarity and concentration.

Whether you’re looking to stay fit on vacation or just need some time for yourself, you can’t go wrong with Uluwatu Sunset Hills. Located in the beautiful Pecatu district, the resort features a spa & wellness center with a sauna and hot tub and offers rooms with free private parking and free WiFi.