Monday, 1 December 2008

10 Great Reasons to Go on a Yoga Retreat

1- Recharge your Batteries: Sometimes we just need to relax and recharge our batteries. Get away and just lounge around by pool, relax and do nothing. The result is that you will feel better when you return and probably more efficient.

2- Relax from daily routine: Break the routine, get out ! Do something new, see places, take a yoga class. It will make you appreciate life better when you break out of that boring day to day routine. A change of ideas brings new ideas.

3- Do Yoga: A little yoga can not hurt, especially if you are always sitting on a desk. This will help your flexibility and breathing, and it is a great mental healer too. Most Retreats have Yoga and daily meditation classes that are somewhat easy and for all levels.

4- Re-focus on your future: Notice how motivated you are after a vacation with fresh new ideas? It helps you focus on what is important to you and your life and assess your strategies better if you got off track along the way.

5- Be happy, change of Attitude: A change of attitude is always good. If you are happy the people around you will probably be happy too.

6- Eat well (organic): Most retreat centers offer organic and healthy meals which are just very good for you, overall. Your body will de-stress and heal better with the healthy, good foods you give it.

7- Tranquility : Get some mental Peace and Quiet. Finally, the only thing you need to hear is nature, beautiful ocean or rivers, trees, AH !!!! Reconnect with the essence of you, the spiritual.

8- Connect with Nature: It is beautiful to connect with nature because you connect with yourself, and your soul. It is truly rewarding when you take time to breathe and relax with nature

9- Get to Know Yourself Better: A retreat is the perfect time to get to feel your true self and get to realize what is important to you, and how you have changed throughout the years. Things that mattered to you before will probably not matter anymore. It is good to realize the change within us and celebrate this.

10- Plan your next retreat: By the end of your retreat week, you will want to plan your next yoga retreat because you enjoyed it so much. You will feel refreshed and youthful.

Lea Longo is a full time mother, an award winning singer/songwriter, and the co-producer of Zen Voyage.

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