“Are you a freelancer?” is the first question I’m asked whenever I travel. “How do you earn your salary? It must be easy to work online, right?” The proper response to these questions would be “Yes, I am a freelancer, and I earn my living by working hard and staying committed to my tasks constantly. It is a challenging job that requires a lot of dedication and perseverance.” But how many people would actually understand the meaning behind my words?
Strength training has been proven to prevent diseases and degenerative conditions, increase energy, decrease anxiety, increase bone density, build a strong heart, and reduce blood pressure. Typically, when you talk about sculpting the body, you think about HIIT circuits and the weight room. And yoga is, wrongly known, only as a good option for warm-up, stretching, and never seems to be considered a workout.
It’s no secret that we live in perhaps the most stressful times there ever were. Even if our material comfort is perhaps greater (for those of us privileged enough), the daily grind takes a higher and higher mental toll. Only the levels of information we absorb daily are a huge and incredible source of mental strain, never mind the emotional pressure.
Stress, and its physical symptoms, affects 77% of the population as reported by the American Institute of Stress. Over 90% of doctor visits can be traced back to stress in some way from poor digestion, disrupted sleep, increase heart attack/stroke risks, compromises our immune system, increase in anxiety symptoms and more.
Yes, there are plenty of great yoga retreats on offer in the UK! What makes a yoga retreat in the UK different from other parts of the world is its unique setting – with yoga retreats often held in the English countryside. For Europeans, the UK makes for a good yoga destination, as they are able to retreat from the hustle and bustle of life without having to travel across oceans.
If you are not a complete yoga aficionado, fret not! There are plenty of yoga retreats in the UK that combine yoga with other form practices including yoga and pilates retreat, yoga and meditation retreat as well as yoga and spa retreats. For those interested in unplugging from the digital world, the UK also offers a great selection of yoga and digital detox retreats!
There’s a wealth of options for short yoga retreats and weekend yoga retreats. In the UK, you can take a weekend retreat a nice getaway to nearby locations such as Sussex and Cornwall.
Yes, there are plenty of packages in the UK that are strictly for women only ranging from 3 to 5 days in duration. These retreats will help you find your balance, discover your inner self, and relax your mind!
early June to mid-September
Unpredictable weather (in terms of rain), but rarely extreme
Devon, Cornwall, East Sussex, Oxfordshire, Somerset
According to the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY), half a million people in Britain practice yoga regularly!
Anusara, Ashtanga, Bikram, Hatha, Iyengar, Jivamukti, Kundalini, and Shadow yoga.
FloVibe Festival and Soul Circus.
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