The Immense Value Of A Yoga And Meditation Retreat In Our Modern World!
Do you live a busy life, with work and family commitments, and find it challenging to take time to notice your breath and the beauty of the world around you?
We all find excuses not to take the time off that we need. Instead, we aim to take care of ourselves with a 10-minute guided meditation, here and there and/or fit in a yoga class after work, and still get home in time to reheat leftovers, watch tv, hang with the fam, you name it.
The incredible part of a yoga and meditation retreat is that you don’t have to be a serious yogi to participate in a retreat.
It only requires to step away from the day-to-day routine for a brief period of time to spend it in contemplation. That can be hugely beneficial for everyone and here is why:
The Bhagavad Gita states that, “One who is able to withdraw his senses from sense objects, as the tortoise draws its limbs within the shell, is ﬁrmly ﬁxed in perfect consciousness.”
That means that a conscious intended retraction of one’s attention from the daily routine is necessary and no, it doesn’t mean that you have to quit your job and refuge in a secluded place in the mountains, away from the world, in order to connect with your true self.
The main purpose of a retreat is to create that disconnect from our daily routine patterns. To “walk out” mentally and physically to facilitate the transformation of self-discovery to happen.
Yoga retreats give us time to contemplate on our lives, including actions and decisions we may have taken, and reflect on whether or not these actions and decisions are in our best interest and leading us down a positive path.
Self reflection can often feel somewhat selfish or maybe even a little scary. We may be fearful of what we will discover about ourselves when we take time to reflect. Perhaps emotions and vulnerabilities may come to mind. Allow them to rise to the surface. Be present with the emotions, whether good or bad. Do not judge your thoughts or emotions about situations in your life. Just notice and listen to what arises in your mind.
In a yoga retreat we learn to create space for us to reflect so that we can continue our journey through life on a path that resonates with us, while satisfying our dreams and our purpose.
Key Benefits From A Yoga And Meditation Retreat:
1. Taking time for yourself away from daily routine
2. Disconnect from modern technology distractions
3. Connect with Nature
4. Detox and Cleanse the mind and body
5. Improve health
6. Connect with likeminded people
7. Discover Oneself
8. Improve life style and get inspired
9. You deserved it
10. Return home refreshed and recharged
Benefits of a yoga retreat can be so many more and deeper in so many aspect levels.
Regardless of what type or retreat you choose, it is clear that a spiritual retreat can help you cultivate self-awareness and inner peace, forge lifelong connections, and rejuvenate your being and the lives of those around you for the better.
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