Want to go on a getaway that is purely nourishing, soothing and relaxing? Then, leave all the toxic trappings of your buzzing city, and experience euphoria and unadulterated fun by taking a yoga retreat. Keep reading today’s article by guest blogger, Jason Biondo from Trekeffect.com!
While you can still strike poses and stretch in a studio or home, a yoga retreat offers you a chance to indulge on a sweet and wondrous vacation with a plethora of perks and delights.
Going on a yoga retreat lets you experience a relaxing, magical and remarkable trip that promises to sweep you into a youthful and blissful state. Whether you want to shed off a few pounds, soothe your jaded muscles or achieve spiritual enlightenment, a yoga retreat can be a rather fascinating journey of self-discovery and improvement. Even if you are not a yoga enthusiast, this retreat will truly benefit you in a lot in different ways.
Here are a few good reasons why everyone should go on a yoga retreat at least once in their life:
A self-discovery journey
Going on a yoga retreat is an opportunity to develop a new insight on life and learn more about yourself. Free from a multitude of distractions, this unique vacation offers you plenty of time to meditate as well as reflect on your life, family, coming decisions, and current problems. With a yoga retreat, you’ll get to break your daily life’s mold, and usher yourself into a zone that’s helpful for personal growth.
It’s a launching pad to a life free from artificial bliss and drugs
Do you have a medicine cabinet that looks like a mini pharmacy? Then, you definitely you need a yoga retreat. According to recent studies, people who suffer from asthma, hypertension, type 2 diabetes and obsessive-compulsive disorder have reduced their medication dosage or even entirely got rid of them, by just practicing yoga. And though it is not a magic pill that will make you fit and healthy in an instant, a yoga retreat can nevertheless lead to a wonderful life free from pills.
So, what are the benefits of reducing your artificial medication dosage? Not only will you save a ton of cash, but you are also going to be less likely to suffer from negative side-effects and drug interactions.
It breaks all the barriers you’ve set
People usually carry around childhood memories, traumas and past pain that can cause a lot of stress. The stress caused by these stressors normally root itself in our subconscious as well as manifests on its own in negativity and fear. Going on a yoga retreat creates a space where the thought patterns of your conscious and subconscious conform – allowing you to burst through the barriers and blockages you have set.
A chance to deepen your practice
Weekly sessions do help keep your body healthy and strong, but a yoga retreat will take your practice up a few notches. With this sweet and euphoric retreat, you’ll have plenty of space and time to go a little deeper into your practice. You may experience the subtle benefits of breathtaking exercises and meditation, as well as explore more complicated yoga poses. What’s more, it will let you learn a different style or kind of yoga.
It’s a reboot
Had a terrible break up? Do you feel unsatisfied with your life? Hate your job? In our lifetime, there are certain times in which we feel a strong need for a getaway and a reboot. And thankfully, a yoga retreat can do just that. Not only will it rejuvenate your weary body but it provides nourishment to your body, spirit and mind as well. There’s just something about yoga and traveling that can help people reboot and re-center their lives.
It detoxifies you from all the digital distractions
We are living in the digital age, wherein people are constantly bombarded with relationship statuses, Facebook memes, emails and Twitter updates. While it is nice to live on a planet where you can get news and information in a heartbeat, modern technology can be very often overwhelming. To be honest, it is just hard to unwind and relax when you have round-the-clock access to the World Wide Web and smartphones.
Going on a yoga retreat, however, allows you to really unplug all your gadgets, and recharge your senses fully. At first, it will feel a bit strange and awkward to be away from your electronic gadgets, but it will give you a peace of mind, and an awesome respite that’s far more relaxing that a vacation on a big city or beach.
You’ll be pampered
Ever felt like a hamster trapped in a cage, and running in a wheel aimlessly? Let’s face it, life can sometimes feel like an endless parade of chores, bills, tasks and paperwork. Especially when we work really hard and long hours, problems and errands just keep on piling up, which in turn will wear out our senses and cause severe stress.
A yoga retreat, fortunately, can give a soothing break that you need. Aside from the relaxing and incredible classes, yoga retreats usually include other body treatments as well, such as massage and acupuncture.
It will help you sculpt a sexy and fit body
A few days of doing yoga won’t make you lose dozens of pounds, let alone look as sexy and fit as yogi celebrities like Adam Levine, Kaley Cuoco and Bar Rafaeli. It takes a great deal of effort, time and dedication to build a healthy and eye-catching physique through yoga. But, a yoga retreat will inspire you and others to live a better, healthier and more active lifestyle, which eventually will help build a sizzling body that you have always wanted.
It will nourish your body with healthy and tasty meals
With a yoga retreat, you nourish your body with super healthy vegetarian dishes using fresh homegrown vegetables and local produce. And surprisingly, these nutritious dishes taste pretty good. After all, most yoga retreats hire professional chefs to make sure that all their meals will fancy your palate.
A chance to travel and explore
Of course, you can practice yoga at home or in a cozy studio, but wouldn’t it be nice to spend a few days in Bali exploring its exotic beaches and admiring elaborate Hindu temples, while doing yoga?
Inspired to go on a yoga retreat? Open your travel planner now, pack your bags, and go for a memorable getaway!
About the Author
Jason Biondo is a fitness buff and yoga practitioner who loves to share insightful tips to his fellow health enthusiasts. He is also a User Interface Developer Consultant and the founder of Trekeffect.
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