Holidays are designed to help us recuperate from the stresses, trials and tribulations of our day to day lives. However, because of modern technology, it seems as if we can’t go on holiday without picking up our favourite gadgets and while smartphones and tablets are not completely bad – they are still a connection to our everyday life.
You have probably found in the past that no matter how far away you travel, if you have some form of digital connection to your life back home it never really feels like a proper escape. This is where a new form of holidays centred around yoga come into play. Yoga holidays or retreats often have a very strict policy regarding mobile phones and other gadgetry and you are encouraged to give these up at the very beginning of your stay. By going on what is often called a digital detox, you free your mind and can better concentrate on more in-depth r and r.
To show just how good these kinds of holidays can be for your health and well-being we will look at some of the main benefits below.
You Can Enjoy A More Fully Immersed Yoga Lifestyle
Whether you have practised yoga regularly for years or are a complete newbie to this ancient art-form, by going on a yoga-centred holiday you will be able to give yourself fully to the lifestyle. Unlike back home where you might be prone to do a bit of yoga as and when you are able to, at a yoga retreat you will have all the time you are there to concentrate and get the most out of the exercises.
You Will Improve And Deepen Your Relaxation
As the word suggests, retreats transport and remove you away from your normal life and all the things that stress you out about it. Even if you consider yourself to be something of a mediation expert, being away from the familiar trappings of your work, home and life enables you to release and let go of all your worries and distractions. With some problems and stressors, once you learn to put them in their place or let go of them completely you will find that you either are strong enough to deal with them head-on or they were never really a problem to begin with.
Your Yoga Abilities Will Progress Very Quickly
As anyone who practices yoga will tell you it is less about achievement and more about the entire journey; that does not mean it is not good to see progress. Whatever your idea of progress in yoga is will be different from another’s, but by taking a holiday almost entirely devoted to yoga you will see improvements at a much quicker rate than back home.
You Will Have The Opportunity To Evaluate Your Life And Start Making Changes
One of the major benefits of going on a yoga retreat is that many of the resorts that cater for this kind of getaway include food in the price of your stay. As the aim of these holidays is to meditate, relax and better yourself; the food they provide is usually very healthy. There may even be classes and workshops that give you advice about dealing with bad eating habits. Even if your diet is not a problem area in your life, having the time away will give you the chance to evaluate your life and where it is heading and may even help to shed some light on ways you can make changes.