Though Bowling Green is best-known for its fast cars at the National Corvette Museum and Beech Bend Raceway Park, as well as its proximity to Lost River Cave and Mammoth Cave National Park, BG is home to an above-ground "cave" that is the perfect spot to visit for National Wellness Month in August.
That's right — not all caves are below ground in Bowling Green. Be Happy Yoga and Salt Cave features a man-made salt cave built with 6,000 tons of Himalayan salt and is the perfect place to visit if you're looking for some relaxation and restoration. Be Happy offers a variety of treatments in the salt cave, included guided meditation, yoga, and massage therapy. Be Happy's one-of-a-kind custom-built salt cave may help alleviate symptoms of asthma, allergies, respiratory issues, anxiety, depression and many other ailments, according to its website.
Be Happy's cave is modeled after the European caves that have been in existence for hundreds of years, where the unusual healing properties of salt were discovered in Poland, where it was found that the salt miners were in better health than the general population, the website states.
Be Happy also has classes in its yoga studio, does pop-up sessions at sites like Lost River Cave, and offers a variety of massage therapy treatments. Be Happy is definitely one of the most relaxing and restorative sites in BGKY!
Once you've had your fill of rejuvenation at Be Happy, head downtown to get a delicious, healthy beverage at Zest Juice for Life. Zest cold-presses fruits and veggies into delicious, hand-crafted juices. Popular flavors include Kale Yeah (kale, romaine, apples, ginger, and limes), Hula Hooch (pineapple, apple, and mint), and Almond on a Date (almonds, dates, vanilla and cinnamon).
These plant-based beverages offer an array of health benefits, and Zest works with local farmers to use fresh ingredients in these juices that are never pasteurized for optimal nutrition. You'll even find some vegan and gluten-free treats available.
Other ways to celebrate health and wellness in BGKY include checking out one of our wonderful parks, visiting the scenic Baker Arboretum, a climbing session at Vertical eXcape, or at one of our local farmers markets. Learn more about what we have in BGKY on our Things to Do site.