The change in travelling trends
While some people see vacations and retreats as means to rid themselves off of their stress and emotional traumas; for others who have faced harsher ordeals than the rest, they are merely a momentary escape route. Overtime, irrespective of their extent, these anxieties and tribulations can become the root cause of an imbalanced mental state which in turn can have negative impacts on our immune system. Hence, more and more people are realizing that the detoxification of the mind and spirit is as crucial as detoxification of the toxic substances in our bodies, and are switching to the trend of wellness travel such as a Meditation Retreat in Thailand.
What is a Meditation Retreat?
A Meditation-Retreat like any other form of retreat is also based on the concept of going away from the chaotic routines of our daily lives, but is done so for the purpose of achieving mental clarity and emotional calmness by means of meditation. Thus, any individual undertaking a Meditation Retreat or Silent-Retreat as some people call it, experiences mindfulness in their actions, speech and thought since the core principle of any meditative practice is to free oneself of worldly ties and channel one’s energy into what is being said and done at the moment i.e. the present.
Complexity involving the growing trend of Meditation Retreats
With several of the aforementioned benefits of a Meditation Retreat, people are diverting from the conventional traveling patterns for leisure and recreation, and are shifting their interest towards the trend of wellness travel. While this is all well and good because it only means that the general public is becoming more conscious in terms of their health and overall wellbeing; it is just one way of looking at it. The downside to the increase in the popularity of wellness travelling is that the number of Meditation Retreat Programs have been tremendously increasing over the years which is making it extremely hard on people to choose a suitable Meditation Retreat Program.
What to look for while considering a Meditation Retreat in Thailand
Being in the business of nurturing people’s body, mind and spirit for a long time, here at ABSOLUTE SANCTUARY, we understand the complexities of choosing the right Meditation Program which best suits your needs. Hence, through this blog post, we would like to take it upon ourselves to familiarize you with the three important elements you will need to take into consideration while picking a Meditation Retreat.
1. The Setting
The first thing that comes to mind when considering a Meditation Retreat is a bucolic backdrop. While secluded settings do have elements of serenity to them which might come in handy in some ways as you sit down to meditate; the truth of the matter is that it is your connection with the place that matters and not the place itself. If you cannot be in sync with the surroundings you will be meditating in; you surely cannot find that inward connection you will be looking for. Hence, it is important that you do thorough research on the various aspects of the destinations at which the Meditation Retreat Program are being offered and ask yourself if you are comfortable with their ambiance.
2. The Intent
In comparison to conventional retreats, modern day wellness retreats like the ones offered at ABSOLUTE SANCTUARY take a holistic approach towards the Meditation Retreat by means of combining other forms of supportive therapies, such as colon hydrotherapy sessions, manual lymphatic drainage massage, detox drinks & meals, herbal supplements, yoga classes, health based diet regime, fitness routine, stress management, weight management, lifestyle changes, and many more. Therefore, your intention is the second most important element when looking for a Meditation Retreat as it can help you decide on whether or not a program being offered will aid you in accomplishing the goals you have set.
3. Program Consistency
Finally, if you have made some picks by keeping the two previously cited elements in mind, and you are in the process of deciding on which one to choose from; the next thing you need to do is to check on the consistency of the programs. The way to do that is to get as much feedback as possible from the people who have already undertaken the Programs and see if the programs are up to the standards and expectations of how they have originally commercialized themselves. You can find details from our guests’ experience here.
Skipping all three of the steps above
While finding the best Meditation-Retreat by yourself is the first phase towards challenging your mental clarity; the vast amount of information you will need to look up can be a nerve-racking experience on its own. Thus, if a pleasant Meditation Retreat experience is what you would like and you wish to do so without having to go through all the aforementioned hassles; please allow ABSOLUTE SANCTUARY to guide you through your overwhelming journey of enlightenment. Not only do we offer Meditation Programs focus on Mindfulness, Anti-Stress and Rest & Rebalance but we also offer consultation services so as to tailor a the best experience for you. We believe that inspiring a change from within is the best approach towards transforming you to the best you.