Don’t you think that we should take a break from our habitual environment? If yes, then go for a meditation retreat. A meditation retreat is like shifting your meditation practice to more natural environments for some period of time. There you have no worries of checking phones, sending emails, or any homely tension.
For beginners, it is a great way to start your meditation under the guidance of a meditation teacher. The seasoned practitioners gain a lot of reconnecting experience and can take their practice to higher levels. The support system of this retreat is the meditation teacher. It means retreats are organized officially by meditation teachers.
Obviously, everything has its pros and cons and same is the case with a meditation retreat. But, I think its benefits outweigh by far its limitations. In actual sense, limitations are born out of uncontrollable human minds who find it a daunting prospect to sit silently for long hours. Read below that how meditation retreat can help you address your wellness needs.
Why meditation retreat?
At home, you have experienced the sheer bliss of sitting still and let all the peace of the world surrounds you. Then, think if you practice this for some time in natural surroundings. You will experience advanced happiness with total pleasure. That is the situation everyone loves to have.
Seeing a wider perspective of life
The world will look so big and wide when you start appreciating everything. Everybody wants a break from their hectic lifestyle. With the help of holistic health and meditation retreat, a strong spiritual connection with yourself can be maintained. These techniques help to nurture greater kindness and emotional understanding for others in ‘Sangh’ or group.
Increased mental momentum
The tranquil landscape compels you strongly listen to yourself. This natural silence allows you to completely avoid external distractions. As time progresses, you will start prioritizing your meditation needs than external ones. The whole process leads you to increased mental momentum. When you gain mental momentum, the productivity naturally flows through within.
Yes, it’s a straightaway challenge to eliminate worldly pleasures for some time and be in a more stress-free state. Different types of retreats are given by meditation teachers. One of them is a detox retreat. This will be a complete challenge for smokers or drinkers. Along with the body, it helps your soul clean and pure.
Silent monkey brain
Monkey brain is that part of your brain that keeps on thinking and thinking and thinking. Yes, it always thinks and tries to keep you engaged. Without the guidance of an experienced meditation teacher, it seems quite impossible to keep it shut down. Practicing long periods of silence along with various meditation techniques can help you go a long way in the spiritual journey.
Mindful eating is a big part of the focus of most silent retreats. Your mom is right when she says to not speak with your mouth full. Silence while eating healthy cuisine improves your digestion also. In a meditation retreat, you do not have junk or fast food, obviously.
Mindful eating involves slow chewing with full concentration on food. It becomes natural that you will eat less when you chew slowly. Thus, a proper diet knowledge is also increased on official healthy retreats.
If you can challenge yourself, then you can choose to go for a meditation retreat. There will be a different experience when you surround yourself with highly motivated people. Moreover, they are occupying in the same activities as you. Thus, it is much like a shift from complete boredom to a group activity.