Every year, we take a break from our stressful lives and venture on vacation with the purpose to recuperate and relax. Unlike a typical vacation, which merely offers a break from daily routine, wellness retreats offer an alternative experience catered to provising a quality setup designed to promote deeper physical and mental recuperation and rest from the weighing demands of our lives.
What Are The Benefits Of Wellness Retreats?
Wellness Retreats offer health-conscious travellers an alternative way to travel by offering a blend of different services and specialities such as:
- Yoga, Meditation, Pilates, Hiking, Kayaking-focused wellness activities
- Organic and Clean-eating specialty dining
- Therapy and counceling services
The purpose of these wellness retreats are to offer a one of a kind experience to guests seeking a unique health-focused experience. It allows clients to be fully immersed in the retreat’s experience and experience high quality hospitality specifically catered to their needs.
9 Reasons You Should Consider Going On A Wellness Retreat
1.Take some time to recharge and restore your batteries
A retreat can be life changing, as it provides you with time for yourself to reconnect, to bring back the zest, the joy of life, and to gain clarity to make more meaningful decisions in life. According to a research study published in Translational Psychiatry (Nature), regular holidays only bring about short-term improvements in well-being; whereas going on a week’s yoga and meditation retreat can improve metabolism for the long-run.
Jiddu Krishnamurti, a famous spiritual leader and philosopher explains it clearly: “I think it is essential sometimes to go into retreat, to stop everything that you have been doing, to stop your beliefs and experiences completely and look at them anew, not keep on repeating like machines whether you believe or don’t believe. You would let fresh air into your minds.”
2. Step away from your environment and daily routine
Wellness retreats are usually situated in serene locations close to nature, offering you the perfect setting and space to forget about the hustles of life and to unwind. At the same time if you are curious to explore the surroundings and new cultures, excursions are also offered in the program.
3. Build healthier habits by being immmersed
A holistic approach to retreats, combining healing therapies, yoga, meditation, healthy meals and a soothing environment tend to shift people towards a more conscious and healthier approach to life. After a Retreat, participants tend to return to their busy, demanding lives with a sense of renewal, empowerment and clarity. The experience gained helps them make a more conscious decision in in life. They learn to factor in healthy practices without feeling guilty about taking time out for themselves.
4. Reconnect With Nature and Enjoy A New Scenery
As human beings we are part of natural ecosystems and depend on them for their survival. According to a recent study, in a rapidly changing environment and with increasing urbanization, this dependence is challenged. Natural environments affect human health and well-being both directly and indirectly. Nature provides opportunities for stress recovery and physical activity. One of the great advantages of going on a retreat is that it offers you proximity to nature allowing to reconnect with the healing elements of nature.
5. Get Expert coaching and advice on wellness and nutrition
Retreats include yoga , meditation, healing treatments, or counselling sessions by professionals who support you to find the balance and the sense of wellbeing. These sessions are personalized based on your needs, your condition helping you improve, but also provide you with simple tools and practices to take home with you to integrate into your daily routine.
6. Disconnect from the noise to make better decisions
Did you know that multitasking, the addiction to digital stimulation lead to poor decision-making? In an era of email, text messages, social media, we often find ourselves doing several things at once, however this continuous multitasking can have a negative impact on us. According to Earl Miller, a neuroscientist at MIT the constant external stimulation, multitasking have been found to increase the production of the stress hormone cortisol as well as the fight-or-flight hormone adrenaline, which can overstimulate your brain and cause mental fog or scrambled thinking. Mindfulness, meditation are exactly the opposite; it’s the act of dedicating conscious time to your actions so you make good decisions.
A retreat allows you to unplug, in addition to practicing mindfulness through meditation and yoga, your decision making skills are enhanced. So, for your next holiday, how about a retreat to allow you to unwind and reclaim the joy of life.