The Benefits of a Yoga Retreat
Yoga is an ancient science of exercise and healing, dating back to over five thousand years ago. It is one of the oldest holistic healthcare systems which has recently become increasingly popular amongst all age groups.
Some people take up yoga as it is the latest trend, but as soon as they get into the habit of it, they realise that it isn’t just a fad and in fact, it is a way of life. It not only has the ability to heal but it’s benefits are for spiritual, physical and mental wellbeing.
Most people are stressed in many aspects of their lives and yoga helps to manage that burden. When you are stressed your body goes into flight or fight mode, this sudden release of cortisol in the body is toxic to your health. Taking time out to breathe and let your mind clear, de-stresses your body and in turn improves your health.
All exercise has been shown to help people with depression feel better, and yoga is no exception. In fact, a study from Duke University Medical Center suggested that yoga could benefit those living with depression, schizophrenia, other psychiatric conditions, and sleep problems.
“Practicing in a group setting, such as a yoga class, stimulates the production of oxytocin, the love and bonding hormone,” McGrath says. “Practicing mindfulness through yoga and meditation also results in higher serotonin levels (the happiness hormone), and long-term practitioners have shown more mass in the areas of the brain associated with contentment.”
A Yoga retreat can be major turning points in peoples lives, they often are transformative experiences.
In a world of hustle and bustle, endless fast food options and little time to focus on the small things, A yoga retreat is a get away from all the stress to remind us to live a lifestyle of health and wellness.
In recent years, couples have increasingly turned to yoga as a means of decreasing stress and increasing their chances of conceiving a child. And though there are few studies that indicate that yoga benefits include enhancing fertility, it has been shown to reduce stress and could indeed play a role.
Yoga is a truly magical fitness activity, even the greatest yogis are improving their technique every day. It is funny as people think it is easy to just lay on the mat and stretch but until it is done then you realise how every muscle is engaged when practicing yoga.
Aside from the uplifting spiritual values, the act of meditation can actually boost your confidence. The process works by releasing tension from your mind, so that you can feel confident about your physical body. Without any forms of anxiety, you are able to establish an internal connection with yourself.
Yoga retreats are all over the world and visiting them will give you a new perspective. Going to a new place will create an opportunity to see the world, and yourself in a new light. This is a great way to grow and learn about yourself as well as a new place.
After a week at The Bodhi Retreat you will refreshed, renewed and rejuvenated as we will carry out daily yoga and also educate you in how to continue your practice at home and so much more .. Click here to see what is included
Annalouise & Maria