So, you want to meditate, but you just can’t seem to close down all those active, open tabs in your racing mind. Sound familiar? Going on a meditation retreat can be a fantastic way to kick-start the process of learning to meditate.
A meditation retreat is a whole day (or longer) where meditating in silence is your one focus. You want to quiet the mind so that only one single thought exists at a time – or, even better, no thoughts. You get to be fully present in the moment and just BE.
You can take a retreat anywhere, but getting away to an organised health or yoga retreat is probably the best way to get the most out of the experience and to guarantee no interruptions. When you read the fine print on these organised retreats, though, the schedule might seem daunting. Hours of sitting still in silence isn’t just hard, it’s physically uncomfortable. How on earth can that be conducive to meditation?
The trick is to come prepared. Here are some tips:
Your first meditation retreat might seem like hard work – but the rewards are enormous. By the end of it, you will feel transformed – all for the better!