What is a yoga retreat?

Article by Nellie Ford

Yoga is fast becoming the most popular relaxation and fitness hobby in the western world. People who value the worth of good health are learning that yoga gives a wonderful outlet for relieving stress, as well as improving mental and physical health.

Yoga is best practiced in a stress-free setting. We all know how challenging it can be to get away from stress in our modern world. Everyday concerns such as work, family, worries about money etc can make it almost impossible to find serenity in our lives.

Attending your regular yoga class gives you a relief from the world for only a short hour or so. As soon as you leave, you’re back into the strain of the 21st century.

If this sounds just like your life, then contemplate taking a yoga retreat.

A yoga retreat offers a casual setting far away from your routine fast-paced life. Yoga retreats are held in the most tranquil corners of the earth – places where you can re-connect with nature and with yourself. Imagine yourself standing calmly on a beach as the sun begins to peep over the rim of the earth. An hour of yoga practice and you are feeling great. And now it’s just a short amble up the beach to a healthy, nutritious breakfast with a view over the ocean, followed by some gentle meditation and maybe a quick swim in the pool. Most yoga retreats will entail two guided yoga sessions per day, usually some meditation and discussion of philosophy and then the day is yours – explore the beauty of the world, and find yourself.

If all you would like is a stress-free vacation away from work, a yoga retreat can give you an idea about how to relax and wind down like you never have before. If you want to take a yoga retreat to improve your yoga practice, a yoga retreat gives you with a tranquil atmosphere where you can concentrate on the art of yoga.

At a yoga retreat you will encounter others who are dedicated to the art of yoga – yoga believers from all over the world. It is not unusual to leave a yoga retreat with a whole new coll ection of lifetime friendships. The retreat will become a place of community where people can get pleasure from yoga in a social atmosphere. You will find yourself in conversation with people ready to share their passion for yoga and its positive effects. The yoga teachers who lead the retreat will be ready to give special guidance to all participants, whether you are a beginner or a more practiced yogi.

A yoga retreat gives you a rare chance to find peace without having to be concerned about the concerns of work and home.

About the Author

A range of yoga retreats in Fiji is held at Daku Resort in Savusavu in Fiji.Daku Resort is a beautiful little resort right on the water on Vanua Levu.Read more about yoga in Fiji at http://www.yogainfiji.com.

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