Taking time out from the norm will help develop a better relationship with yourself and therefore others. Our lives are so busy with work, family, phones, internet and planning its very rare that we actually withdraw and tune inward without distraction. If this sounds like you, read on for the benefits of going on a well deserved retreat.
Basking in retreat atmosphere will free you from that unsettling feeling of ‘not enough hours in the day’. Surrendering to the calm of a retreat will give time for reflection on how we live our lives and what changes are required to better serve our true selves.
Deepen your practice
Going on retreat can be the perfect time to deepen your practice – whatever it may be. It gives you that opportunity for space to delve deeper into your true self. The challenge of relinquishing control of your normal daily life will strengthen your mind body and spirit.
Connect with other like minded people
The luxury of having time and space on a retreat gives the chance to bond with other souls who were attracted to the same place as you. If you are ready to make healthier more positive changes in your life, it’s helpful to surround yourself with others who are on a similar path. Connecting with new people or teachers will help keep you inspired and motivated on your journey.
Taking time out for you is a huge act of self love. As difficult as it is to believe – you actually deserve a break, to relax, to retreat. Peace and happiness can only truly be found within and the more you spend nurturing this, the more everyone in your life will benefit.
Create a new daily routine
Going on a retreat is the perfect time to kickstart your new daily routine by exposing yourself to a variety of new activities and people. The wellness schedule on retreat will get the ball rolling for the new habits you wish to create once you get home.
About the Author
Julie Hyde RYT200
Julie is a Hatha Yoga Teacher with YTTC Dublin and holds a Diploma in Restorative Yoga and Sports Yoga. Julie’s classes are designed to create space and strength within the body, focus the mind and provide greater vitality. read more here
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