“In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.” ~Albert Camus
This is the year we all need a little nurturing and by retreating from our outer world with a virtual retreat, we can escape 2020 for a little while. Since the pandemic started, all vacations and retreats have been put on temporary hold. So why not treat yourself to a little self care at home?
Here are a few tips for creating your own virtual retreat experience:
Prepare for your at-home virtual retreat in advance. Set aside a day or two in which you can totally disconnect from your everyday routine and schedule it on your calendar. Make sure that your friends and family know of your plans so you can be inaccessible as much as possible during that time. Do any chores and errands before so you can clear your mindset. Sit down and create your retreat schedule and stick to it, making time for meditation/yoga, long walks, arts and crafts as well as downtime for journaling, reading and resting.
Pick your meditation and yoga experience in advance and find an audio guided meditation or two to have ready and select your yoga classes online. I would recommend a yin or restorative yoga class to achieve the most relaxed state of mind and body. Be sure you have all your at home props ready and aromatherapy to make the experience complete and enjoyable. Try adding meditation to your walk. A walking meditation is designed to bring body and mind in sync while we enjoy nature. And if you don’t like to sit and close the eyes to meditate, this is a great alternative that still trains the mind in awareness.
Create a healthy menu for the retreat with healthy snacks and meal prep done in advance. Prepare your healthy menu, keeping in mind all meals and snacks so you can prepare everything beforehand making things as easy as possible. Pick a few healthy recipes you want to try or some old comfort food favorites. When eating your meals and snacks, use the yogic eating method of taking
By: Rene Hawthorne
Title: Create Your Own Virtual Retreat at Home
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Published Date: Sun, 08 Nov 2020 00:20:48 +0000
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