With the word’s yoga, resort, and Thailand, it shouldn’t take all that much convincing. However, for those of you who aren’t quite sold on the idea, read on for 5 irresistible reasons to sign up to a yoga resort in Thailand.
First, what is a yoga resort? As the name suggests, it’s a retreat of sorts that enables you to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It’s an opportunity to simply be (something that many of us struggle with) and nourish your life through the art of yoga.
If you’re in need of a vacation and looking to experience something a little different from the traditional holiday format, then perhaps a yoga retreat in Thailand may well be the very thing that you’ve been looking for. Let’s find out!
Aside from the exceptional cuisine (truly), Thailand is arguably the perfect setting for a yoga retreat. We’re not talking about a sweaty gym in the heart of bustling metropolis Bangkok. Or Pattaya’s hectic and vibrant Walking Street. We’re talking about one of Thailand’s magnificent tropical islands. An absolute sanctuary in Koh Samui with a lush and exotic backdrop before which to unwind.
Certainly, there are many beautiful locations in the world, but few can offer the spiritual growth that Thailand’s rich cultural tapestry affords. If you’ve been to Thailand before, you will understand. If not, then you’ll be in for a truly magnificent experience.
Whether you are familiar with yoga, having practiced it before, or you’re a complete newbie, taking part in a yoga retreat in Thailand is the perfect opportunity to expand your knowledge of yoga. It can help you to better understand the practice and explore certain aspects of the artform that you may never have experienced before (e.g., Kirtan, karma, and partner yoga).
Very few people remember —or even know how—to breathe properly when practicing yoga. In order to truly benefit from yoga, one must learn that is just about breathing (Pranayama) as it is posture (Asana). Similarly, it can be beneficial to learn more about the philosophy behind yoga, and its deeper origins.
If you’re reading this and you live in the West, then it’s likely that you struggle to make time for spiritual practice. Whether you identify with a specific religion or not, there is much to be gained from exploring your own, individual spirituality. Of course, when working on your career and trying to balance every other aspect of your life, finding time to practice yoga is often much easier said than done.
You can truly gain so much from signing up to a yoga resort in Thailand. Why? Because you will have time for self-reflection, solitude, and learning. Tearing yourself away from your daily routine and embracing nature, a healthy diet and some much-needed rest, will allow room for transformation. After a week or so in retreat, you might just be able to apply what you’ve learned to your everyday life and re-discover the beauty of living in the moment.
There is a certain stereotype that depicts those who visit Thailand and practice yoga as being ‘wishy-washy’, spiritual weirdos—which is of course, nonsense. This base judgement tends to come from people who aren’t especially happy with their lives and try to prop themselves up by standing on others. Needless to say; you won’t need to worry about meeting such people at a yoga retreat in Thailand.
Instead, you will find yourself surrounded by like-minded people who want nothing more than to explore their spirituality and make profound and positive connections. You will be able to truly be yourself without fear of judgement or ridicule and simply find yourself at peace.
The primary focus of a yoga retreat is to practice mindfulness. It’s about glancing inward and discovering who you really are as a person; things that you love about yourself, what turns you on, and which habits are holding you back. Through meditation and simple practices such as cleanliness and making your bed of a morning, you will learn what a huge difference subtle changes can make.
If you have read this article and find yourself wanting to explore the idea further, then please feel free to contact us at your convenience. We will gladly answer any questions that you might have and ensure that you have everything that you need to make an informed decision. Following that, we can get you started on a truly magnificent experience that could change your life forever.