The best thing we can do for ourselves is to set once a year, some days to spend on a yoga weekend. In our occidental society, we usually are adrenaline junkies with constant desires to pump our sympathetic nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system is our fight-or-flight response. We feel we need it to be efficient not only at work but also in our daily lives. Our bodies followed this attitude to make us stronger, more alert, and less vulnerable during times of danger. Even though it can be useful in some parts of our lives, we know it’s all about balance.
If you feel drained but not have the time to take a vacation, why don’t you consider to take a few days break?
You simply have to contact us, explain to us what you fancy and we will help you plan the best weekend relaxation retreats that you can imagine.
WHY TO TAKE A BREAK
Either if you feel your energy is gone, or if you are so stressed that you can’t sleep at night, you can be sure that the Universe has taken you to the right place if you are reading that website. We deserve to slow it down and relax. But when our nervous system is on, our bodies are not so good at turning it off. But don’t you worry, we want to bring you an easy solution. We invite you to take 4nights in spain with daily yoga lessons and long beach walks. Visit us as many days as you want to indulge yourself in a soft and easy yoga weekend. Just contact us and we will offer you the option that best suits your needs. And remember it’s totally up to you when you make a weekend! As James A. Murphy says,
Imagine living a life where everyday are your Saturdays and Sundays. Make everyday your weekend. Make everyday a play-day.
Lots of people – including ourselves!- feel like if we are still, we are loosing time. So we keep on working, being effective, meeting people, playing all the sports that we can. Until we reach a point when our body just says “Hey, if you don’t stop, I will stop you”. We can avoid getting to that point and just allow ourselves to release. Here are some aspects of your life where is important to find balance and weekend relaxation retreats can help.
It might sound obvious but the more you work, the more fuel your body will need to keep up with your activities. A yoga weekend is a perfect solution for that. Many people think that if they stop anything that they are working on, they will lost concentration and motivation. They will definitely, loose their time. Maybe you feel you have to rush at do all the work that you can in the less hours that you can. But the truth is that when we get to work with no stop for a certain period of time, our brain and body slows down the rhythm naturally. We can be stubborn, but they know what do do! So helping both your body and mind with a yoga retreat even if it’s for 3 days and 2 nights. You will enjoy of a restoring day for yourself and nice rest at night. As Arianna Huffington said in a 2011 TED talk
The way to a more productive, more inspired, more joyful life is getting enough sleep
And seriously, you will never regret it. Being exhausted and overworked can lead you to collapse and even harm your work somehow. If we still didn’t convince you on the importance of refueling and your are currently interested in how it can affect your daily life, just keep on reading.
THE REST WILL IMPROVE YOUR WORK
If you run your own business, there’s always something to be done. Either a new project to start or a new customer to pursue. It never ends. While if you are someone else’s employee, getting a lot work done will only give you more tasks. That can be something good but only if you can make them excellently. In fact, the less task you take on, the more possibilities of getting good results. As S.Jobs said:
"Quality is better than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles."
Moreover, most of the work is less important than you think. At the end, if something will help you fulfill a lifelong dream, it’s worth spending long hours. If not, then it isn’t. So you can ask yourself: In 10 years, will I care about this? If the answer is no, then it’s probably time to quit and go get 4 nights in spain.
YOU WILL ENJOY YOUR WORK MORE
Let’s face it. When we are tired and overworked, we aren’t in a good mood. We feel irritable and impatience and it will for sure cast a black cloud over the people around us. We set a bad example creating an environment where everyone sees how we are falling over. We will be tired and distracted when going into meetings. We will miss new ideas, creative solutions and have the difficulty to properly listen others. The research is conclusive: sleep deprivation impairs decision-making. As a leader, poor judgment is something you can’t afford.
Even if you try to rest for a couple of hours, do some yoga meditation, it will probably not be enough. You will get to that weird mood when you go back to the office. If you are an employee it will damage your career. If you are a small business owner, it will harm your business. Why don’t you stop and plan for that break that you are willing? Your boss will understand and your company will improve its results when you are back. A yoga retreat, even if it’s for 4 days only, would be totally worth it.
YOUR RELATIONSHIPS WILL LIFT UP
When we are overworked, we not only spend so many hours working but our mind also continues thinking about all our tasks, planning and rearranging once we get home. It’s very common to find people who seem to be somewhere else when they seat to talk to someone. Is not that they don’t want to listen, it’s only that their fast state of mind is avoiding them to be present. A Yoga weekend would be the best option to connect again to your body and real self. And from there, your relationships will deepen and be strengthened. When we aren’t rushing and our mind is in peace, we are able to enjoy each other’s company and a healthy conversation. And long talks prove to be far more effective in building community than short ones on the ride to the mall. So just take some yoga breaks and come for some spain yoga. You and all the people around you will thank it.
GOOD HEALTH IS THE KEY TO HAPPINESS
Stress is the perception that the situations we are facing are greater than the resources we have to deal with them—resources such as time, energy, ability, and help from others. Weekend relaxation retreats leads to concentrated rest. It is the perfect way to reduce the demands as we mentally let go of unfinished tasks. Also, it reduces stress by increasing our resources, particularly energy. Also, by starting the discipline of concentrated rest, you will build up reserves for when the unexpected emergencies of life strike and rest is no longer an option.
We only get one life and body to life in. Therefore, we eat healthy, we exercise, and we watch our bad habits. But then we allow our schedules to fill up from morning to evening. Rest is as essential to our physical health as the water we drink and the air we breathe. So just allow yourself to simply relax and chill. Either if it’s at home or on a yoga holidays, this concentrated rest will open new possibilities to take a step back, to evaluate our lives, to identify our values, and determine if our life is being lived for them. As M. L’Engle said,
Part of doing something is listening. We are listening. To the sun. To the stars. To the wind.
Taking one day of your week and dedicating it to rest will force you to have an identity outside of your occupation. Rather than defining your life by what you do, you can begin to define it by who you are. A great work on your ego that will let your real self shine brighter than ever.
HOW TO TAKE A DAILY REST
In a world focused on results more than on what we learn on the way, we have adopted some life habits that take us to energy drainage and fatigue. Furthermore, this view of humanity’s role is shallow, as only a fool believes all good things can be counted. Rest can be itself the most rewarding goal to be achieved during your day. Properly changing our routines into a discipline of concentrated rest requires both inward and outward changes. Establishing as a ritual a weekendrelaxation retreats to do some spain yoga every few months will for sure help. We also suggest you some other small steps that will take you closer to a daily concentrated rest routine.