For those who practice yoga on a consistent and regular basis like myself, attending a retreat is a dream come true (and one that is definitely on my bucket list!).
Attending a retreat allows you the opportunity to spend a number of days focusing on your practice without distractions. There are so many benefits to attending a yoga retreat and I am going to share them with you in this article.
A few examples include taking time out of your busy life to connect with yourself, take your yoga practice to the next level through learning new poses, and learn how to meditate or other things of interest. With a variety of retreat offerings, there is something out there for everyone.
3 Benefits to Attending a Yoga Retreat
#1 Cleansing to the Soul
If you choose to attend a yoga retreat, one of the best reasons to do so is to reconnect with yourself. Often times life is so busy and hectic that we rarely have time in our crazy schedules to take the much needed time for ourselves to rejuvenate or even process the daily happenings that have occurred in our lives.
Attending a yoga retreat affords you the opportunity to focus on yourself and whatever is happening on your mat during your practice. Also, at many yoga retreats you will have the opportunity to meditate before or after practice which is also very cleansing for the spirit.
#2 Connection with Yourself
There are so many responsibilities and obligations in life that it is nearly impossible to remain connected to yourself. To be connected to yourself means to be in tune with your mind, body, and soul and to relish in having a great relationship with your sense of self.
Many go through life without thinking about this notion and often miss out on the opportunity to live without boundaries. Our society dictates that we must look, act, and be a certain way. When you are connected to yourself, you are comfortable in your own skin and regardless of what the societal expectations are, you live the life you are meant to live without regrets or guilt of not conforming to the societal norms. At a yoga retreat, you will be given the time and space to reflect, connect, and get to know yourself.
#3 Enhance Your Practice
Practicing yoga is a journey and is not meant to be mastered overnight. The journey through each practice and what the individual learns about themselves and their body while doing yoga on their mat is one of the only ways you can earn deep gratitude for your body and mind while doing a physical activity.
At a yoga retreat, you will practice poses often and will most likely try on new things. Enhancing your skills and building confidence in your abilities is a great reason to attend a retreat.
To find a yoga retreat, simply visit www.tantrayogathailand.com/retreats as there are a variety of upcoming retreats with great themes. Some of which include spiritual healing, silent retreats for the soul, and tantric polarity. Now is the time to put yourself first.