Do you ever feel that you are not able to take it (daily meetings, deadlines, commute to work, attending to household chores, etc, etc.) anymore and desperately need a break from all this? If not, you’re lucky but, most people do.
If you are one among the millions living in a busy city, you’ll be able to relate to a usual day – get up from sleep, do your chores, commute to work, work for at least 8-hours, commute to home, do some shopping, cleaning or other chores, have dinner and off to sleep. And, the same routine goes on and on and on. Isn’t it something that makes us more mechanical beings rather than humans?
So, how to break away from this monotonousness and find real bliss in life? Traveling is certainly an option but, often at times traveling makes us more fatigued and tired. The answer lies in retreats.
A retreat isn’t just a retreat. It is an amalgamation of holistic practices, good eating, good living and a break from work and responsibilities. How do retreats act as the perfect getaways for healing the self? Let’s take a look.
- You Get the Time to be with Yourself
A retreat is your perfect opportunity to break away from the busy-ness of life and find time for yourself. Traveling away from work and responsibilities is exciting and fun, no doubt but, a retreat is special in many ways. While on a retreat, you indulge in various types of wellness activities, eat good food, pamper yourself and lead a disciplined life. As a result, your soul and body are nurtured and you feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Also, you get to focus on your ‘self’ and engage in true communication with your inner-being.
- You Learn to Forget the Past
This is probably the best part about retreats. You gradually learn to let go of your past and move on in life. The reason being, you’re constantly motivated to adopt positivity in your life through the practices and also by the people you interact with. A retreat imbibes in you the best of life through yoga, meditation, pranayama and more. You evolve into a stronger being with a forgiving and carefree nature.
- You Start to Face Your Fears
Deep down every person have some dark fears. A retreat encourages people to share their fears and also lets them know that, they are not only the ones facing these issues. Apart from teaching yoga asanas, the yoga teachers educate their students about embracing their fears and help them understand from where it actually emanates. With this help from outside, people begin to face their fears instead of running away from them. A new being is evolved through that process.
- You Detoxify Your Digestive System
Binging on fast foods, irregular meal times, inappropriate nutrient intake, etc. are often associated with life in a city. The digestive system takes a heavy toll because of it and often leads to various types of ailments like bloating, acidity, tiredness, fatigue, etc.
However, when you are in a retreat, you’re provided nutritious, healthy and well-balanced diet at particular times of the day accompanies by healthy herbal juices. The healthy lifestyle helps revive your digestive system and function smoothly. You feel healthy, strong and happy once again.
- You Train Your Mind to Calm Down
Daily meditation, yoga and time spent of self-introspection help you to calm down your mind while you’re on a retreat. The daily healing activities create a soothing impact on your mind making you slow down and admire life the way it is. You start to focus on the most minute of things and that how you get back your focus. No more hurrying, no more stress, just peace and calm everywhere.
- You are in the Company of Like-Minded People
A retreat is an opportunity to create long-lasting and deep connections with other people who are there with the same aim. When you are in the company of people with whom you can resonate with, you start to open up. You share your sorrows, joy, experiences and in turn, listen to what others have to say. You become more aware of each other and that creates a great bond of friendship. You feel happy to have new friends.
- You are not in the Army. Enjoy!
Retreats are indeed vacations coupled with wellness activities, good food and holistic practices. You are not in an army training camp and you have the absolute freedom to enjoy yourself. You have put in a lot at stake just to be here, so have fun, explore the place, talk to locals and just be a new you. Let all your worries fade away, smile and make others smile as well.
A retreat is undoubtedly one of the best ways to unwind yourself and bring back that long lost zeal in life. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and fly off.
Author Bio : Manmohan Singh is a passionate Yogi, Yoga Teacher and a Traveller in India. He organizes Yoga Retreat In Nepal. He loves writing and reading books related to yoga, health, nature and the Himalayas.