It’s not strange to find people who consider travel breaks as quick “cures” to rearrange their wits about them if stress throws their groove out of whack. For some, the idea of a perfect vacation involves waking up and going off the beaten path, learning something new, or at times even simply sit around and be lazy. Today’s world, however, doesn’t seem to cooperate all the time—even the travel process can add to the stress levels.
If you’ve been experiencing the aforementioned situation more often than usual when you try to travel, maybe it’s time for something new. For that, a lot of people are touting the perks of a reinvigorating yoga retreat done in exotic faraway locations like Costa Rica. Considering that it will take a significant time away from your daily grind, the question that must be answered is this: are there actual merits to undertaking a yoga retreat in the first place?
Yoga practitioner Silvia Mordini believes that a yoga retreat helps you recharge by providing a safe environment, a place where you can truly be yourself. Through a yoga retreat, you’re able to clear away the “clutter” and let positive vibes flow through you, such that you‘ll have better clarity in making decisions or handling certain stressful situations.
Aside from this mental benefit, you can also focus on improving the state of your health. A retreat allows you to experience “you” time, and taking a break to focus on self-care is a huge contributor to your physical wellness. It’s also a huge plus that yoga retreats usually encourage healthy eating to help cleanse your body and facilitate weight loss. Hopefully, this is going to be a habit that you will be bringing home with you once you reintegrate back into the real world.
Last but not least, it could be the perfect opportunity for you to make new friends. Even if you ultimately decide to go on the retreat alone, you’ll finish the entire trip with a couple of new people you might come to know and hang out with for much longer. No man is an island, after all.
Lastly, you simply deserve to have a break once in a while. Working hard day in and day out is indeed something to be proud of, but you’ll eventually get tired and burned out if you don’t take a break. Immersing yourself for a length of time in a Costa Rica yoga spa like Panacea de la Montana can have you back on your feet and raring to get back to being productive at work.
8 Reasons To Make Your Next Vacation A Yoga Retreat, Huffington Post, July 10, 2013