If you are a yoga enthusiast or have not ever tried yoga ever and have the curiosity to know what the entire buzz around yoga retreats is, then you should definitely attend one. Yoga retreats are gaining popularity as a holiday choice and people from across the world are attending it regardless of their age.
But you would say that during the holidays, you want to explore a new place, learn something different or spend time with your family or just sit without any work. What if you are told that all these things along with the benefits of yoga can be served to you on one platter by attending a yoga retreat? Will you be interested to attend one? If yes, apply for leaves at your workplace and pack your bags. If no, or if you are not completely convinced, then keep reading the article for more reasons to attend a yoga retreat.
Consider the following reasons to visit a yoga retreat once in life and allow yoga to conquer your body, mind and soul.
1. Disconnect by connecting
While meeting the deadlines, completing the daily chores and fulfilling all the responsibilities, we often forget to disconnect from the outside and connect within. The best way to build a connection with your inner self is by connecting with nature as we are a part of it.
Yoga retreats will give you an opportunity to explore beautiful locations and get out of the bustling cities. Yoga retreats include sightseeing, excursions and recreational activities. You will be able to connect with nature deeply and immerse yourself in it. Also, while visiting a new place, you will be able to understand and appreciate the natural, historical and cultural beauty of that place.
We know you want to tell the world every detail of your life from visiting a restaurant/cafe to going on a vacation, and many more. Let us ‘burst your bubble’ and tell you that not everyone is interested to know the minute details of your life.
Your yoga retreat can or cannot be a detox from technology, but you can do so if you wish to. A lot of our work requires us to be connected on calls, emails and/or messages all the time. Even if your work does not require it, you will notice that you are spending a lot of your free time affixed to screens.
Live in the moment and disconnect from technology by connecting with your inner self. So, while being on a yoga retreat, cease the opportunity and set your phone as well as yourself on ‘Airplane Mode’.
At some point, it becomes important to pause and introspect. In today’s times, nobody remains untouched by stress and the problems caused by it. By going to a yoga retreat, you will be able to move back and introspect from a distance.
Also, it becomes difficult to make decisions and think clearly when you are living in that situation or are close to it. Going on a yoga retreat will give you the required distance and help you to introspect on life and come to a solution.
Amongst other famous yoga classes and schools in India, yoga teacher training in Varkala is getting popular in the beautiful state of Kerala. Here, you can explore Kerala and its beauty, and take your yoga practice to the next level.
Life with a purpose
People often say that you become a new person inside and outside and are able to find a purpose in life after attending yoga retreat. Well, they are not lying.
It is important to have a purpose in life; otherwise you will feel lost along the way. Going to a 9 AM to 5 PM job has a purpose and that is to earn money and have a good living but that is not the only purpose of your life.
Each and every day in a yoga retreat has a purpose. You will be able to immerse yourself deeply in your practice, relax and explore other activities. You will give the most importance to your health and put other things after that.
Well, you might wonder what can yoga give you that other forms of exercise like gymming, running or pilates cannot?
Yoga will help you to learn meditation which other forms of exercise do not include. Meditation is one of the most vital elements of yoga. Even practicing yoga asanas is a type of meditation and a retreat will help you to focus more on this aspect.
By learning meditation, you will be able to carry the calmness and stillness through your day and in your life. You will be able to meditate without any distractions in a yoga retreat. A yoga retreat will also help you to stop over-thinking and silence your mind. Use this opportunity to put a stop to all the unwanted noise in your head and make way for positive thoughts.
You can apply for 200 hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh and get the opportunity to meditate on the banks of the holy river Ganges.
Yoga will help you immensely – physically, mentally and emotionally. When we attend a yoga retreat, the aura of the class is magnified by the large number of people working towards the same goal and oozing positive thoughts.
It will help to heal your body, mind and soul. It will change you as a person which will improve your life, and you will be able to deal with your problems in a mature way. It will also heal your body in case you have any illnesses or injury.
About the Guest Author
Manmohan Singh is a passionate Yogi, Yoga Teacher and a Traveler in India. He conducts Yoga Teacher Training in India in different cities. He loves writing and reading books related to yoga, health, nature, Himalayas and Trekking in India.