Have you ever thought about interacting with surrounding objects or using elements of nature to improve your yoga results? This question defines beach yoga retreats.
I and my friend wanted to try something new in vacations so we chose beach yoga retreat. Different services offer different types of yoga beaches. My suggestion here is to choose a service with more beach options. Different beaches have different benefits. Some beaches have higher mineral and salt concentration which let your skin absorb more minerals. Some beaches offer better sun exposure and are good to choose for more vitamin D absorption.
We chose better sun exposure and more mineral absorption. The service put us in a group of 9 total members and allotted us a beach. It was a 3-day beach yoga retreat; a quick boost for activating your daily life and rejuvenating your wellbeing. So here we were; ready and packed with yoga mats, yoga pants, dvds (just in case) and off we went.
We had thought of making weird yoga poses while crowds around us would take pictures and post our memes on social networking sites. But now I believe that nothing could be more interesting and more life-giving than a beach yoga retreat. Our location was an empty part of beach with only 9 of us and our instructor there.
Our key activities included these.
- Daily yoga of 3 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the evening
- Short cooking classes in which we cooked delicious recipes with healthiest combinations of foods
- Beach excursions
- Yoga massages of 2 hours daily
We had optional activities as well which were not missed by even a single member of our group.
- Happy Hour included physical activities like biking, bicycling, volleyball, hand ball and kayaking
- Yoga consultation in which brief lectures on yoga and question/answer sessions were held
- Water sports like parasailing and fishing
- Additional yoga massages
- Brief lectures on activities related with yoga like Ayurveda and Bikram Yoga
After my yoga beach retreat, I felt my rebirth. I returned home with glowing skin and improved health but I was stunned to note that more changes appeared on my physical and mental health even after one week of my beach yoga retreat. Improved concentration, toned physique, improved performance at school, better understanding of subjects and situations, better decision making, improved vision, improved socializing skills, and above all; better bones are key benefits of yoga retreat. The best thing about yoga retreats is that you can take them on weekends as well.