Retreats provide rest and relaxation outside of the hustle and bustle of life. Many of us intuitively know we need to take time out to care for ourselves, but rarely get the chance because of the distractions in life. It may be worth carving time out to go on a retreat, even just for 3 days, once we understand the benefits of doing so.
5 Benefits of going on Retreats:
1. Practice Presence.
Retreats remind and teach us how to slow down. Most retreats in nature offer activities to practice presence through admiring the beauty, resting, hiking, yoga, ect. Yoga is the science of relaxation and presence. This is accomplished by asanas, body postures, and pranayama, breathing practices. Yoga classes in nature offer the solitude to look within, feel the feet on the ground, and look at the beauty all around. These actions release endorphins in the brain that make us feel content with what’s happening in the moment.
2. Love yourself.
Retreats open the space for nurturing the self. People have the f...