All The Reasons You Need to Take a Yoga Retreat Right Now

FITNESS  |  June 15, 2017
  • 1. Train your mind
    1 / 6 1. Train your mind

    “You develop a new relationship with body and mind. The principles shared on retreat, including the philosophy, can provide some great inspiration for challenges of modern life,” says Leo. The mind gains clarity, leaving behind a stillness from which new ideas can spring.

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  • 2. Nourish your body
    2 / 6 2. Nourish your body

    Good food is the foundation of good health and an important feature of yoga retreats, which guide participants towards fresh, healthy food. “On most of our retreats, the food is provided which takes out the stress of planning and preparing a balanced, nutritious meal each day,” says Leo.

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  • 3. Gain strength and flexibility
    3 / 6 3. Gain strength and flexibility

    “Yoga tones the body and stretches the connective tissue leading to greater flexibility. The breath-work we do in yoga teaches participants to learn the best way to breathe and oxygenate their blood, thus benefitting organs not just the physical muscle groups, so you reap benefits both inside and out,” says Leo.

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  • 4. Disconnect from the world
    4 / 6 4. Disconnect from the world

    “Yoga retreats promote a break from daily life, especially the demands technology can have on our time. It can be quite a liberating feeling to turn it all off and just connect with yourself and other people physically instead,” says Leo.

    (Also read: 8 Yoga Poses to Reduce Stress & Anxiety)

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  • 5. Experience culture in a new way
    5 / 6 5. Experience culture in a new way

    “What better way to experience a place than by practising yoga on its secluded beach or on top of its finest mountain; soaking in beautiful views in your own time and feeling at peace?” Leo adds that a retreat also brings individuals together: “You can meet like-minded people and become close friends after your spiritual journeys.”

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  • 6. Return refreshed and focused
    6 / 6 6. Return refreshed and focused

    Rather than returning to work exhausted and depressed, walk in fresh and rejuvenated. “Yoga provides a fantastic modality in understanding the self that can lead to better decision-making, more vitality and proactivity in how we manoeuvre through work and life,” concludes Leo.

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    (Also read: 7 Ways to Unwind After a Stressful Day)

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