18 Sep Rejuvenate Body and Soul
Stress is an inevitable part of life and some stress is necessary to just get us up off the couch… for instance, to take yourself over to Be Happy Yoga & Salt Cave! Be Happy is a peaceful getaway for many people dealing with busy, stress-filled lives. Many clients find the salt cave is a great way to get energized and help combat chronic fatigue and tension or migraine headaches. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect on the body, helping relieve aches and pains. The salt cave is useful for improving breathing whether you have an issue like irritated sinuses, seasonal allergy symptoms, asthma or – if you’re breathing at all!- you’ll breathe better after a Himalayan salt cave session!
When you visit Be Happy Yoga & Salt Cave, you can kick back and relax with a cozy blanket in one of our zero gravity recliners while a generator emits fine particles of salt and minerals into the air. In the cave, you’re surrounded by six tons of hand-mined salt from the Himalayan Mountain ranges – the rocks are on the walls as well as creating the finely ground salt on the cave floor. Breathing in this air helps to clear the sinus passages, ultimately leading to better and more productive breathing.
From owner Susan Polk: “On a personal note, Doug’s breathing has improved tremendously since we opened in May of 2016. No more hacking, snorting and coughing for him – he no longer keeps cough drops in his pockets or bedside!”
Calming music plays in the background while warm, soft light fills the space and creates color therapy effects. When the Polks designed the cave with Dr. Margaret Smiechowski, originally from Poland where the concept of salt caves originated, they chose to mix ambient light from the Himalayan salt rocks with colored lights for color therapy effects. The soft light assists with anxiety and depression.
While some people visit the salt cave alone, it’s great for groups of friends too. Be Happy has hosted many private group events in the salt cave, including a 12-year-old birthday party, book clubs, team building events for businesses, church small groups, bachelorette parties… Be Happy has also hosted many of the tourism visits brought to Bowling Green through the BG Area Convention and Visitors Bureau! Salt cave sessions (especially guided deep relaxation sessions in the salt cave) continue to be one of the favorite activities of locals as well as groups visiting our area!
We have a separate yoga room with a state of the art studio designed with you in mind from the soothing lighting that never hurts your eyes to the cushioned flooring for maximum comfort. We offer the largest number and variety of yoga classes in the area, with qualified, registered yoga instructors (RYT) as well as a Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher training program. We teach beginner and gentle classes as well as more vigorous flow classes, offered at a variety of times. We have unique classes on our schedule including chair yoga, Yoga for better sleep, prenatal yoga, we even have a few yoga classes specifically taught from the Christian perspective. Also, check our schedule for yoga classes offered IN the salt cave – a special treat!
If a massage is what you’re after, we have that as well – again lots of varieties to offer you. We have two licensed massage therapists – they stay busy so book ahead for your appointment. Three of our yoga teachers are also certified in Thai Yoga Therapy – individual assisted stretching. And we now offer Reiki – recently our reiki practitioner has had great results in helping a colicky baby!
Don’t forget to take some salt home with you. We have new shipments in for your holiday shopping for the most unique gifts in town – for you or your loved ones. Show them you care by giving them the gift of healthy salt! (We can teach you all about it!) We keep a supply of yoga props as well as a few essential oils for better breathing, relaxation and muscle support.
Whatever the occasion, Be Happy is ready and waiting to accommodate you or your group and help you de-stress. With the holidays approaching, make plans to bring your entire family over to relax and unwind together. Come visit us on the corner of Nashville Rd. and Campbell Lane in the Kroger shopping center, or follow us on social media @BeHappyBG. We’d love to give you a tour of our entire facility.
Please arrive about 15 minutes before appointments or classes – salt sessions start on the hour daily 10 am – 6 pm and we’re open Sundays from 1 pm – 6 pm.Our yoga classes start as early as 6:30 am and night classes start at 7:15 pm, depending on the day. Check our web site for schedule. All treatments are by appointment only. Keep in mind, we’re a perfume free zone so as not to bother those with allergies. Give us a call to make an appointment for you or your group today, 270-799-8070.