Sunday, 14 February 2016

How Yoga and Meditation Retreat Help You in Energising Your Soul?

The increasing complexity of modern life and the stress that come uninvited with the morning sun are making people re-look at how they are leading their lives and look for ways to make it better. Among the many options that people look at, few, if any, have a following as big as yoga. The ancient Indian arts of yoga and meditation are renowned for their regenerative and restorative qualities. And are helping people around the world to lead happier and more fulfilling lives.

Since, most people are busy with their lives and are more often than not unable to devote time for themselves, a yoga and meditation retreat seems to the ideal holiday for them. The holiday will help them to calm their mind, and render strength to face and conquer their fears. They will go back re-energised and be able to give their best to the world. To understand better how a yoga and meditation retreat can help you, let’s look at a few ways on how they energise your soul.

Yoga and meditation retreats help calm your mind
Much has been said and written about the calming powers of yoga and meditation. To understand these powers, all you have to do is sit in a quiet corner of the house, close your eyes and concentrate and breathe. Taking in slow breaths while concentrating on the sounds around you will help you calm your mind. A regular practise for five minutes will gradually make you calm and help you gain more control of your emotions.

Now imagine if you get to do this but for a longer period every day for 3-4 days. Wouldn’t you feel much more relaxed, understand yourself better and feel at one with yourself? That’s what a yoga retreat does. It also teaches you the ways to meditate, to reach a higher state of awareness and to be happy. What you experience is not something you let go after those few days but carry forward with you through your life. It is a life changing experience.

They increase your awareness levels
Yoga and meditation retreats teaches you to be at one with yourself and the world. You are able to appreciate the gentler things of life that man has to let go in his rush for development. It is indeed true what the wise say– that real development does not lie in being rich or having everything you ever wanted, it is about being aware of yourself and the world around you and feeling the essence of harmony.

They help you understand your body
These retreats have experts who help you to understand the problem areas in your body. You are able to pinpoint areas where you feel pain or you have a problem. You are taught asanas that help heal the problem and re-energise you. Whether it is irregular aches or regular pains, yoga can help you to understand and appreciate your body’s complexity and take steps to heal it.