This is a guest post by Jessica Walter
Around 200 million people practice yoga around the world and that number is growing every year. Yoga can complement a healthy lifestyle, or be a step towards active, healthier living. People of all ages are not just discovering the benefits of practicing yoga, but are taking it to the next level and escaping to yoga retreats in beautiful settings like Bali for an intensive and relaxing getaway. Yoga retreats are more than simply going somewhere to do lots of stretching. It’s about soaking up the environment around you, so that’s why the peace and beauty of somewhere like Bali offers the perfect destination to feel relaxed and revitalized.
Reasons to Retreat
A destination like Bali will provide a wonderful and captivating mixture of beautiful artistic culture, healing spa treatments and a unique spiritual heritage. Not to mention the friendly locals and never-ending coastline of beautiful tropical beaches. During your retreat, you can feel rejuvenated with yoga and meditation and some of Bali’s best cultural and wellness activities.
When you go on a retreat you are taking yourself out of your typical routine and away from the obstacles in your everyday life that stop you being able to relax your mind and body. You can experience yourself differently. Even just a weekend retreat will leave you feeling recharged and rejuvenated. Being on a retreat is all about you, practicing your yoga, eating healthy and nutritious foods and slowing down. For people juggling busy and demanding careers, to seniors who want to improve their diet and general well-being in their later years, a yoga retreat is the perfect getaway for all.
Who Would Benefit from a Yoga Retreat?
Anyone can enjoy and benefit from a yoga retreat. This type of escape from real life is a great way to be reintroduced to yoga if someone hasn’t done it for some time, or even for people who have never tried it before. Young or old, anyone can join a yoga retreat in Bali and there are classes for both beginners and those at a more experienced level. The types of yoga and meditation on offer will vary, so you can find something to suit you and even try something new. Yoga is ideal for older people as it can help with stiffness, depression and anxiety, hormonal fluctuations and loss of bone density.
Yoga retreats are a wonderful opportunity to meet people on a similar path and form some new lasting friendships. Whether you are looking to take your yoga practice deeper, learn new skills or just take some time out, a yoga retreat can help you reconnect with yourself and the world around you.