Give yourself an amazing gift: try out a personal meditation retreat. What better way to learn about meditation than through fully private sessions with your master or instructor? Some individual retreats are self-guided, for you to enjoy private meditation at your own pace. Others offer one-on-one training, together with coaching or other healing practices. Whichever you choose, one thing is for sure: you will definitely learn to achieve self-realization and calmness. You will also develop a precious daily habit that will make you radiate!
I must admit that I didn’t really know much about mindfulness until I started doing social media for BookMeditationRetreats.com. In my day to day job, I get to read quite a bit about it, going through articles I schedule on our social platforms. And while the concept slowly became familiar, practicing it, not so much. Sure, I’d go hiking and I would immediately become more aware of my surroundings but only because I’ve always loved hiking. Same for traveling and exploring new places. But being aware when it comes to my daily routine, let’s just not talk about that.
When a workshop on breathing techniques popped up on my Facebook feed, I thought it was a sign. I had just gone through a series of anxiety episodes that manifested in various ways, including a feeling of unease, not being able to focus my thoughts, terrible sleep and bad dreams, chest pains, and my least favorite, controlled breathing – it’s unpleasant and very tiring. The longest it lasted was 6 months, so when it started happening again, I was worried, which is why I was interested in attending the workshop.
For many people, the stresses and strains of day-to-day life can be quite hard to overcome. However, if you feel like you are unable to maintain balance over a challenging life situation, meditation could really help to solve that issue. Without a doubt, meditation is among the single most powerful tools that you could use to help find some much-needed mental rest and clarity.