It's Time To Smile Again!
Work and life turbulence can really destroy your mental balance. But it does not have to be like that! You can learn the art of self-healing and how to handle life challenges from a point of strength rather than weakness. There are many reasons your emotional balance can be upset. We live in a society with constant pressure to perform well in all spheres of our life. To be perfectly looking, have great careers and have perfect relationships. And everything needs to be displayed online, and often we feel exhausted and overloaded. When work challenges are combined with emotional challenges it can easily feel as if life is getting too difficult and we risk loosing our inner radiance and smile. Beauty comes from within. You can take personal leadership over your mental health and find your beautiful energy and radiant smile back.
In yoga therapy, you are only healthy when you feel surplus energy, when life is good and you are smiling. Welcome to your new life where you decide when to be relaxed, when to be energized and when to be happy.
Here are five reasons why you need an emotional healing retreat at Yogi Living Ashram.
1. Break the endless cycle of stress
Stress can stay with you for a long time. Your body remembers. Every negative thought instals itself in your brain and into the cells of your body.
Stress makes your breathing shallower and more superficial, further adding to the stress on your system. Stress hormones block energy flow and make you prone to negative thoughts and thereby more stress. And so the cycle goes on and it can be difficult to break this negative cycle.
Over time, mental stress can develop into more serious health conditions like insomnia, anxiety and depression. However, you can instead use corona as a wake-up call and take positive steps to create a more healthy, more vigorous life. A life with deeper values, one with freedom from stress and anxious or negative thoughts. Sorrow does not need to be an ever-present factor in your life.
In the end, you it is up to you to recreate beauty, creativity, and passion in your life.
2. Take Personal Leadership Over Your Mental Health
One of the cornerstones of wellbeing is mental health. It determines your ability to function in relationships and in work. An emotional healing weekend is designed to give you leadership over your mental and emotional health. Good health is not merely the absence of disease, it includes freedom from your past, from stress, anxiety, loneliness and sorrows. To feel strong and balanced, is to feel the energy flowing through your body. Your smile is authentic and from deep within you. Only then can you consider yourself truly healthy.
Few are aware we can control our mental wellbeing by taking control of our energy flow. Living in hard times can affect our energy flow, it is more easily blocked during difficult periods. We can get stuck. If this happens over a long period of time the accumulated stress may develop to be a more serious condition. Consequently, it is very important for us to manage our stress levels.
At Yogi Living Ashram we teach methods to control mental and emotional health, by taking charge of your energy flow. We can help you reset your default state from one of stress overload to one of relaxation, harmony and self-love.
3. Release mental and emotional stress
Yogi Living Ashram combines ancient yogic science with modern neuroscience. By combining ancient yoga practices with new methods of activating the vagus nerve we integrate heart, mind and body.
The vagus nerve is a central part of the parasympathetic nervous system and is responsible for the relaxation response. The vagus nerve begins in the brain and spreads throughout your body. It connects eyes, throat, and ears, wanders down into your lungs and heart and on to all the organs in your body. Stress over-activates your sympathetic nervous system (the one that makes you active). When this system is overactive you cannot rest even when you are sleeping.
Activating the vagus nerve sends impulses through your nervous system, impulses that tell your body to relax. Your heart rate and breathing slow down, blood pressure drops and systemic inflammation is reduced. Recent research also indicates that vagus nerve activation is associated with increased feelings of happiness, compassion and may even be anti-aging.
An emotional healing weekend at Yogi Living Ashram is about experiencing deep relaxation. Slow Yin Yoga poses are combined with vagus activation to support dropping deeply into yoga poses. We call this lazy yoga because we like to take long time doing it. You practice pranayamas (breath control techniques) to control your prana (life energy) and deep trance Yoga Nidra to release negative energy. This practice of activating the vagus nerve transforms stress and negative energy into calmness and positive vibrations. You may find yourself with serene smile that touches every cell of your body.
On the retreat, you will learn a set of practices you can bring home and use daily to activate this process. This means that, every day you can enjoy deep relaxation and help restore peace and harmony in your body.
4. You are free to be yourself
After corona, we need to feel more freedom. A self-healing retreat is for people seeking deep personal transformation who also want freedom to create their weekend holiday just as they would want it. We keep the retreat schedule simple and flexible, which means only the morning practice is planned and the rest of the day is free for group and individual activities. If the weather is nice we practice on the beach, if the weather is not so good we practice in the Yoga Shala.
The atmosphere is relaxed and casual. You are free to engage in conversation or retreat to the meditation platform. For those that like to socialize there is a jacuzzi but for the more adventurous there are white sand beaches a short drive away and miles of quiet wheat fields.
We provide breakfast and a light supper so you can use all of the day time as you wish.
5. Being part of a group is anti-depressant
Research indicates the feeling of “belonging” in a group is anti-depressant and improves mental wellbeing. A yoga weekend at Yogi Living Ashram is very beneficial for those who love group activities.
After morning yoga practice, there is time to explore South Sweden or to enjoy time in the retreat garden with newfound yogi friends. You could also venture out into the rural countryside of Sweden on your own, and discover some of the mediaeval churches. Alternatively, join an Ashram excursion (when we have one) to major geological sites of Skåne: Ales Stenerna (the Swedish Stonehenge), pristine white sand beaches and spectacular castles. We run excursions for the group, and collectively decide where to go for each one.
Bonus: make new friends
Making new friends can take years. However, sharing deep experiences together as a group can be remarkably bonding. It is very possible to get to know each other on a deep level even over just a few days. On one of our yoga weekends you can meet people from all over the world. The stories and experiences shared in the group broaden your personal horizon.
It is our experience that most people can make close and deep friendships during a weekend at Yogi Living Ashram. It is not just the group experience that brings people together: sharing personal transformation creates a special bond. Whether a particular retreat is life transformational depends to a great extent on if you follow up your retreat teachings and experience with continued regular practice in your daily life.
Self-Healing yoga therapy retreat
A self healing retreat is designed to guide you on your path to emotional freedom. Freedom from past stress and emotional blockages. This yoga retreat can show you the way to more balance in your personal life and in your emotional responses. It can also help you to become more focused in your daily work life. As a result, you will create more stability in your relationships.
Yoga is the path of peace, harmony and self-healing. A short retreat will help you see that balance of heart and mind is within your reach. It can be achieved by simply shifting focus from trying to control the outside world, to exploring the world inside of you. Simply put, if you wish to take personal leadership for your health, a yoga therapy retreat at Yogi Living Ashram is your next best step.
We look forward to bringing out your smile!
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