I feel better than ever! It is like every yoga retreat I do takes me further, but where to exactly?
The night was mild. My astral body went for a walk in very pretty places where beautiful vibrations were reigning. The impressions I experienced that night, were, at times, translated into words. However, these seem to be no longer really accessible to me in the early morning. It doesn’t matter – it was very beautiful, I cradled my body in bliss that night and my emotional one is still bathing in it.
The days here are shaped by the Sadhana, the practice of yoga. Doing meditations, singing, reading, yoga, having a meal, being free, reading, walking, being free again, doing yoga, mediations, singing, reading, etc., that is what it consists of. Following up I will explain the chronological order of a day that is also followed by all the others.
So what is the difference between a yoga retreat and a typical normal vacation that would include having breakfast, visiting xyz, having lunch, doing activity x, having some aperitif and dinner, doing something for the evening?
The difference lies in our three bodies.
At the yoga retreat, we do yoga. That is to say that the physical body is stretched 2 times a day during a session which lasts between 1h30 and 2h. Do not be afraid, however, there is also a lot of relaxation between each posture and a final “breathing time” of 15 minutes which is pure happiness.
We breathe deeply for 2 hours. One brings one’s mind in tune with the sensations of the body. Sometimes even the mind stops completely and we find ourselves in a blissful meditative state.
Thus, the entire body is stretched which allows for our vital energy to circulate and naturally undo the energetic and emotional knots that our hectic daily lives have left over time. We loosen up, we undo, we clean up, we purify.
Our astral body, which contains our emotional body, our mind and our intellect, is calmed, relaxed, lightened. The incessant thoughts of everyday life not only slow down over the days spent there, but also change in vibrational frequency.
Thoughts, even everyday worries, gently but surely turn into such of calm, peace, love.
There remains our causal body, as it is called in yoga – our soul. This subtle part in us that connects us to the greater being out there. In our hectic daily lives, the noise of our physical and mental bodies and the one of our surroundings, is far too great to allow us to access this part of ourselves.
The physical and mental bodies are put to rest, the distance from our soul, our Self, is narrowed and we perceive the subtle messages of the universe with more and more ease. During sleep, a reading, a mediation, an emotion, some thoughts and ideas are born that gently guide us towards finding the truth, our truth.
The yoga retreat is like bringing our car to the garage to clean the engine and do a full rotation on it, as to ensure that everything works well safety-wise and especially that it is sustainable and can keep moving.
Whether you are stressed, tired, happy, looking for answers, or just want to take care of yourself, I highly recommend you tried going to a yoga retreat. I promise that you will not regret it.
In order for you to prepare for the new 2020 or to maintain this beautiful energy that you have acquired, I am waiting for you every Sunday morning at Zen for Monday for your short 1.5 hour yoga retreat in the heart of Geneva.