Meditation retreats offer you a wonderful time to do self-thinking, soul searching, and revitalize your energy and function with more clarity and vigor.
P.D. Ouspensky, an esotericist, once said, “Imagine a country where everyone can be king for five minutes and do during these five minutes just what he likes with the whole kingdom. That is our life.”
You have innumerable thoughts appearing in your mind, which you do not even realize. In my opinion it takes a few days to write down the thoughts you have in a single day. Work, family, daily chores, responsibilities, mobile and gadget addictions, amidst all these, a break and a silence for a brief period is an opportunity to do some soul searching, transform, increase focus, have some time to relax and revive your spirit.
Why Meditation Retreats Are Great For You
Meditation retreats offer you a wonderful time to do self-thinking, soul searching, and revitalize your energy and function with more clarity and vigor. Cut-off from the daily cacophony of the modern times, buzzing mobiles, alarms, tiresome work, commitments and stress, meditation retreats give you a wonderful opportunity to realize the immensity of being joyful and blissful without being distracted by communications, media and gadgets.
Most meditation retreats have a no-communication directions. Silence for a week or ten days, and about 8-10 hours of yoga or meditation a day seem impossible and difficult. But, without mobiles to communicate and no person to communicate, you will have profound experiences. Eating, walking, everything will be meditative without distractions. According to Jack Kornfield, a meditation teacher – “Things that seem like they might be difficult, such as silence, turn out to be right away a splendid gift. It turns out that in almost every case, they love it.”
Meditation impacts health and most people who walk out of the meditation retreat look more happier and youthful. UMass Medical school conducts annual conferences on the impact of mindfulness and meditation to scientists. (www.umassmed.edu). A review of 47 clinical trials involving more than 3,500 participants with mild anxiety or depression found that those who took mindfulness meditation classes experienced improvement in mood after eight weeks — on par with the effect seen with prescription medications.
Meditation Retreats For PTSD
There are a few retreats which offer an opportunity for war veterans to heal from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. A few retreats offer pure meditation techniques sans karma and dharma concepts. Forest/Sanctuaries also offer meditation retreats. A few centers encourage bird-watching and walking on extensive property. A few non-profit retreats will most likely expect you to do a little work, which also is done meditatively. Most of them hold retreats throughout the year and duration from couple of days to a few months.
Japanese Zen tradition, Reiki, Yoga, Vipassana, Buddhist, Holistic, Ayurvedic, Beach Yoga, Hatha Yoga retreat, Kalaripayattu, Detox, Trekking, Sunny Day Yoga retreat. Choose the one that interests you and suits your schedule. Digital fasting, mindful eating, meditation will certainly make you more aware, focused and bring clarity. Retreat makes you more attentive, less worrying, more efficient.
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