Seven Benefits of a Yoga Retreats

Unplug… Disengage… Recharge… Refresh…

Like a fantastic holiday, the benefits of Yoga retreats leave you with an apres-Yoga glow-up.

Sometimes you need to pause life and dedicate some ‘you-time.’ A delicious few days away doing Yoga and meditation resets and restores vitality.

Gifting yourself time out for deep relaxation is one of the best forms of self-care. It enhances your life, which enhances others’ lives. 

It can be difficult to carve out time to practice with a busy life, unless you go on a retreat where you can focus.

Now it’s time for you.

Here are the benefits of Yoga retreats to look forward to.

Yoga Retreats Increase Mindfulness

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Life feels different after a Yoga retreat.

Unwinding on a Yoga retreat is like having an inner make-over. During a Yoga retreat, tension and anxiety melt away as you progress into deep relaxation. The benefits of Yoga retreats are felt immediately.

After a few days of doing Yoga and meditation, negative thoughts transform to joy. You leave feeling nourished and joyful. Your mind is light and relaxed.

A Yoga retreat is also a vehicle for positive change. You learn to understand your brain and behaviours better. You also become more patient and connected with others.

A 2017 study examined the health effects of a three-month Yoga retreat attended by thirty-eight men. The study results showed that anxiety and depression decrease during a Yoga retreat.

Yoga Retreats Shield You From Stress

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A Yoga retreat is a chance to disengage from everything in your life that isn’t serving you.

This is a time and place where you can forget the errands, deadlines, and bills. Instead, take some time out for yourself.

Yoga retreats distance you from life situations so you can focus on your inner joy instead.

A Yoga Retreat Will Help To Improve Your Practice

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Yoga retreats help to build a Yoga habit. It can be tricky balancing daily practice with a busy schedule. A few days of asana practice help to foster a consistent Yoga practice. 

On a retreat, you receive individual adjustments on poses. It’s vital to know how a pose feels when you are doing it correctly when practicing alone.

A Yoga retreat also provides a structured schedule. So, it’s easier to stick to a schedule when you have paid for it and someone else has organised it.

At a Yoga retreat, there’s nothing that can distract you from Yoga, so you can focus. By the end of the retreat, you should develop a better Yoga habit.

Yoga Retreats Help To Boost Your Immune System

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A study from 2019 compared inflammatory biomarkers in Yoga practitioners. The study concluded that Yoga reduces inflammation associated with chronic conditions such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and heart disease.

Yoga also reduces the stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol alters the inflammation response in the body.

Yoga Retreats Improve Our Connectedness

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Yoga teaches us tolerance and compassion. After a Yoga retreat, you feel more connected with others. Your positive vibe and intention will affect those around you. You’ll be able to react calmly to situations.

When we return from a Yoga retreat refreshed and recharged we have more to give others. 

A few days of Yoga meditation is like a spa for the mind and body.

Adulting can leave us feeling worn down and drained. Investing some time at a Yoga retreat will recharge your batteries and restore calm.

Several days bathing in nature, doing Yoga, meditation, and eating amazing nutritious food. The radiance you will feel should continue for weeks after the Yoga retreat.

Experience a Deeper State of Relaxation

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Imagine how calm, steady, and focused you can become after hours of Yoga and meditation. When you leave the retreat, you’ll notice how you react in certain situations. You feel relaxed, rejuvenated, and full of gratitude.

A Yoga retreat can create a shift from a fight-or-flight state of mind to tranquility. Yoga philosophy teaches us to endure suffering with equanimity. (Another way for staying calm when under stress). Combining the teachings with deep breathing develops tranquility and resilience.

At A Yoga Retreat, You Get Cooked Delicious Meals

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Let food be thy medicine.

No Yoga retreat is complete without mouth-watering and nutritious meals. Expect whole foods and fresh natural ingredients packed with nutrients to boost your health. 

You’ll also be sharing these delicious meals with your new yogi friends.  So you can chat and laugh while you tuck in. 

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Yogafurie Dive Deep Into Yoga – May Retreat

Join us in May 2022 for our Dive Deep into Yoga Retreat. A retreat like no other; five days taking a deep dive into Yoga and it’s many practices.

This retreat will be full of Yoga and meditation practice plus extra theory, history and philosophy.

Book here 

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