It’s time to admit it: the winter months are edging ever closer and you have already experienced pangs of dread. Right now, it’s a waiting game. Soon, all daylight hours will be spent at your desk, your daily commute shrouded in darkness.
1. You can’t live without your smartphone.
We live in a connected society. Our lives pivot around the internet, allowing us to communicate with people from all corners of the globe on a twenty-four-seven basis. In many ways, this is a powerful and positive thing. Whether it’s catching up with long-lost friends or browsing expert articles, the world is quite literally at our fingertips.
But it’s not all good news. Think about your relationship with your smartphone. Is it by your side at all times? Is it on your bedside table? Is it the first thing you reach for in the morning so you can catch up on the news or scroll through your Facebook news feed?
If your answer to all of those questions is yes, maybe it’s time for a break.
Technology addiction is a hotly debated subject, and for a very good reason, too: smartphones distract our attention from the world around us. A yoga holiday is a unique opportunity to step back and reconnect with everything that matters—our bodies, nature, and the people we love.
2. You reach for coffee or energy drinks a little too often
How often do you describe yourself as ‘run down’? For many of us, that jaded feeling is hard to shake off. Eventually, it takes over and becomes the norm as we try to bolster our existence with quick-fix vitamins, cans of energy drinks, or way too many cups of coffee.
This is always a short-term solution, however—it’s not sustainable and it’s certainly not healthy in large doses—so next time you reach for your cup or can, think of the alternative.
A holiday is proven way to maintain your health. The Holiday Health Experiment, a fascinating research project conducted by Nuffield Health and Kuoni Travel, shows that taking a holiday allows you to sleep better, teaches you to cope with stress, and lowers your blood pressure. Combine these benefits with the health-boosting properties of yoga, and you are on to a winning formula.
3. You seem to never have time for yourself
How often do you sit quietly, focus on your breath and relax your mind? For many of us, the answer is never. There’s always something to do, mouths to feed, clothes to wash, emails to answer. When life starts to overwhelm you, it’s time to make a change.
If you're the kind of person who lives life in the fast lane, a yoga holiday could be simply transformative. You will relax in ways that you didn't know were possible before. Not only that, you’ll also learn to incorporate yoga techniques into your daily existence, so life will stop getting the better of you even once the holiday ends.
So what are you waiting for? If these three reasons resonate with you, sit back with a peppermint tea and book yourself one or more of our rejuvenating yoga retreats!