5 Reasons to attend a Yoga Day
Ever wondered whether a yoga day will be beneficial for you? Often thought about it but never found the time/money?
Here are 5 reasons to make sure that this year is finally the year that you take that long dreamed about a day filled with yoga:
- Take time for yourself
It’s all about stepping back, going inwards, and allowing yourself the treat of time out. During a yoga day, you will be encourage to leave the outside world behind, step away from all stresses and drains on your time and energy, and instead put your focus on doing less and being more.
- Deepen your practice
A yoga day really will take your practice to the next level. Maybe you’ve been practicing yoga for a while now, experienced its amasing benefits first hand, and are keen for more. Or maybe you’ve just heard all about it and are keen to experience the magic for yourself. It could even be that you have just started and caught the bug, or need a kick start to get you back on your mat. It’s the perfect time to explore new things, and you’re guaranteed to go deeper.
- Meet like-minded friends
The beautiful thing about going to a yoga day is that you already share a common interest and passion with everyone else. You are all going to learn, deepen, expand, and grow in some way, and somehow the journey you go through with others in a yoga room bonds you like nothing else. During the yoga day, you make friends, all inhibitions fall away, and you open yourself to sharing with, learning, and growing from other like-minded yogis and their life experience.
- Learn something new
Combine yoga with learning all about how to develop a lasting meditation or mindfulness practice or the benefits of laughter yoga.. Make your yoga come to life by exploring the beautiful ancient wisdom and philosophy of yoga, or even combine your passions for yoga and walking or writing.
- Detox your life
Looking to cleanse your body, mind, heart, and soul? Then look no further than a full yoga day. The delicious, healthy food that is offered at a yoga day will help nourish and cleanse your body from the inside out,.our mind and emotions will be taken care of through your daily yoga practice, plus meditation and mindfulness, different workshops, or even time in silence. You may even get to speak to your soul as you take time out in the nurturing environment of a retreat, helping you to find answers or a new direction. Best of all is that you’ll take away heaps of new inspiration and ideas of things you can incorporate into your daily life to help keep the retreat magic alive.
Bonus reason — because you’re worth it!
Really! We often do so much for others without ever stopping to fill ourselves back up. You probably wouldn’t think twice about treating or spending money on a loved one, yet you’d think twice, and probably three or four times, before doing the same for you. Then come the excuses, the reasons you “shouldn’t,” and the million other things you should do or spend on instead.
You more than anyone else deserves to be treated and taken care of, and remember that if you aren’t happy, healthy, and inspired, you can’t hope to make anyone else around you happy, healthy, and inspired. By doing this for yourself, you actually do give back to all those around you.
Why You Should Try Yoga
What is yoga, and why is it so popular? Yoga is a series of stretches and poses that you do with breathing techniques. It offers the powerful benefits of exercise. And since yoga is gentle, almost anyone can do it, regardless of your age or fitness level.
Yoga is a 5,000-year-old discipline from India. It was developed as a practice to unite the mind and body. There are many branches of yoga. All yoga styles can help balance your body, mind, and spirit, but they achieve it in various ways.
Some yoga styles are intense and vigorous. Others are relaxing and meditative. No matter which type you choose, yoga is a great way to stretch and strengthen your body, focus your mind, and relax your spirit.
Give it a try
Yoga can help you get fit for life. It helps you deal with stress, pick up your child, control your dog, carry groceries, or work in your garden. It also can help to prevent or ease back pain and muscle or joint injury, and give you self-reliance and self-esteem.
Yet, one of the most important benefits of any yoga routine isn’t physical — it’s the quieting of the mind. The bottom line is learning to pay attention. You fine-tune your attention, beginning with the body, and then moving to the mind. As you get deeper into your practice over the years, you start to see the mental and spiritual benefits.
Join the upcoming Yoga Day Retreat on 16 December 2021 at a beautiful venue in the winelands between Somerset West & Stellenbosch.
This year’s theme for the Yoga Day will be on ‘Yoga for Health & Well-Being’ and will explore how Yoga, and Meditation can help us to create a clear vision for 2022.
Go here for more information.