If you are thinking about going on a yoga retreat, here are some reasons to help you decide this is the best thing you will do all year!
1. Improve your practice.
Practicing yoga regularly can be challenging if you have a busy schedule, but when you’re on a retreat, you will have the opportunity to practice two classes per day, which will ensure your progress and you will see the positive effects more quickly. Retreats also offer time for guided meditation, workshops, and one-on-one time with your teacher.
2. You will get a new perspective.
Going to a new place creates an opportunity to see the world, and yourself, in a new light. Experiencing the unknown is an accelerated way to grow and learn.
3. You will have time to mediate.
When you have extended free time, it’s a lot easier to meditate. No cell phone buzzing or boss reminding you about deadlines. On retreats, it feels a lot more natural to breathe deeply and be present in the moment.
4. You can detox from technology.
One of the best things about a retreat is shutting off technology. While lots of resorts have wifi, you don’t feel the need to constantly text, update facebook or call friends.
5. You will relax and de-stress.
Sometimes we have to be far from home to give ourselves the permission to truly relax. Being on a retreat allows you to listen to your body, rest when you need it, and be free from stress.
6. You will eat well without having to do all the work.
Retreats are all inclusive, you get three healthy and delicious meals a day without the need to find recipes, go grocery shopping, prepare the food, or clean up. Getting the nutrition you need has never been easier. All the work is done for you.
7. You will create good habits.
The best way to break a bad habit is to replace it with a new healthy one. When you get out of your regular routine for a week, you can replace unhealthy habits with conscious new behaviors that support you in being your best self.
8. You will make great friends!
When you travel in group, you have time to connect with individuals with similar interests. You will have a chance to make friends with people who you might know for the rest of your life.
9. You will appreciate home.
While a week in paradise is always nice, we often come home with a refreshed appreciation for life. You feel happier, healthier, and re-energized to jump back into your routine with new vigor.
10. You deserve it!
While there are often perceived obstacles for taking time off (work, family, cost), it is the cherished time away, experience, and memories you make that add the most meaning to your life. The excuses about money, time or circumstances are insignificant when you realize that you deserve a break! You work hard for a reason and you can always find reasons why you should or should not do something. The key to happiness is deciding what you really want and making it happen.
You deserve to invest in yourself.
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