In meditation, one seeks to achieve a high level of awareness – which has been proven to bring abundant benefits to the mind, body and soul. When done regularly, it lowers blood pressure, cholesterol levels, stress and anxiety. Due to the focus that meditation requires, it is also reported to increase productivity.
8% of adults in the USA (18 million people) meditate regularly and the list of practitioners continues to grow annually according to a survey by NCCIH (National Center for Complementary & Integrated Health). Fans of meditation include highly influential personalities such as Oprah Winfrey, and successful entrepreneurs like Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey. Google, one of the world’s most reputable companies, has even made on-site meditation classes available for its employees since 2007.
Though meditation comes with much benefits, it can be challenging to meditate alone and to incorporate it as a habit. Here are 3 reasons that demonstrate the added value a meditation retreat offers over a practice at home:
Meditating in a serene, calm location is one of the advantages of a retreat.
- Practice in a serene, calm location. During a meditation retreat, you are offered a chance to escape the frenzy of the daily grind allowing you to achieve a higher state of mind more easily. "On the peaceful Guatemalan island of Amantani, I was able to reach a state of peace and deep meditation through a 3 day retreat. I left feeling rejuvenated and inspired to continue.” said Nick, a BookMeditationRetreats.com customer from the UK.
- Access to expert advice and support. At a meditation retreat, experienced teachers can provide you the guidance and support you need to establish a solid routine. “Meditation is an inner journey. By attending a retreat, you will be provided with guidance on techniques and learning materials which you can reference at home" says Sarvottam Kumar, founder of Shree Mahesh Heritage, a certified meditation school in Rishikesh, India.
- Partake in group meditation. Scientific studies have proven that the power of meditation is amplified when practiced in groups. Back in 1978, 7000 people meditated together for 3 weeks and transformed the collective energy of the city by reducing global crime rates by an average of 16% during the time of their meditation. During a retreat, you will be surrounded by a group of likeminded people who can support, share helpful tips and encourage you throughout your meditation journey.
Whether you’re a beginner ready to kick start a life-changing habit or a veteran meditator looking to enhance your practice, a meditation retreat might just be what you need to become the version of yourself. Ready to find out how it can transform your life? Join the community at BookMeditationRetreats.com.
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