Retreat for Your Health
By Satyama Lasby • December 1st, 2012 • 3896 Views
Retreat From What?
More and more, people are seeking a longer, perhaps deeper experience away from their everyday. A retreat in nature, over a weekend, a week or even a month can truly alter one’s level of understanding into consciousness. It provides so much more than a singular yoga class or instructional workshop on meditation or other topic in spirituality. When someone makes a commitment to take a deeper look into themselves, it is a sure indication that they are on the road to self-improvement. This journey is of course, lifelong.
Those with regular jobs may go down the path to betterment by attending classes – fitness, yoga, dance, and they do this in between working hours. Attendance in a class is often an indication that the person is attempting to become better, lose weight, get more flexible, or whatever the reason.
When the decision to attend a retreat is made, you know that the reach has gone one step further. A yoga retreat can open a person up to more subtle changes than just the physical body. Multiple teachings over time, in a setting away from one’s home can intensify energetic or emotional experiences. Retreats can hold certain surprises for those choosing to partake – and they can happen with simple and profound interaction between people on the retreat. You have to make the decision to be open to the magic, and let it take you on a different journey.
A yoga retreat, for example, draws people with similar interests in the study of yoga asana. With proper intention, a retreat can also open the doors of awareness to assisting one in becoming more aware of how you interact with others.
Are you impeccable with your word? Are you proficient? Focused? Do you attract what you want in your life easily? If these questions speak to you, a retreat in self-development of any kind may be in order this year, not only for enjoyment, but also for deepening our understanding on how this wonderful universe works on a karmic and energetic level.
If there seems to be some break in “ease” in your life, you may want to consider a retreat. Why?
1. It allows for the natural rhythms of nature to align your body energetically – fresh air, clean lakes, and deep rest
2. You get away from your everyday, be that your partner, your kids, your work, or something that may be...