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Not everyone who enjoys yoga has been on a retreat, but it seems that many people who are truly dedicated to the path of self-exploration and realization end up taking part in one at some point during their journey. Yoga retreats are a fantastic way to deepen your understanding of yoga and your sense of purpose. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Deepening Your Yoga Practice on a Retreat


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Deepening Your Yoga Practice on a Retreat
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  • Not everyone who enjoys yoga has been on a
    retreat, but it seems that many people who are
    truly dedicated to the path of self-exploration
    and realization end up taking part in one at some
    point during their journey. Yoga retreats are a
    fantastic way to deepen your understanding of
    yoga and your sense of purpose.
  • Experienced yoga teachers recognize the
    importance of how a retreat can contribute to a
    deeper understanding of yoga for their students
    and so will often lead retreats for this purpose.
    These retreats are developed specifically to
    help aspiring yogis gain a greater understanding
    of all the aspects of the practice.

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  • What makes a retreat good for deepening your
    Yoga?
  • There are a lot of layers to the practice of
    yoga. Its great that yoga has spread so
    extensively over the last couple decades - its
    hard to go a couple blocks down a city street
    without seeing a yoga studio or an advertisement
    for one - but much of what the western world is
    exposed to in regards to yoga is simply the
    physical aspect.
  • The practice of yoga postures known as asanais
    a great way to enjoy yoga, particularly for
    beginners, but its only the tip of the yogic
    iceberg.

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  • A retreat offers the opportunity to immerse
    yourself more deeply in the systems of yoga that
    you might not find at your typical yoga studio
  • Yoga retreats often provide experience with new
    styles of yoga. As mentioned, most yoga done in
    the western world is asana. By going on a
    retreat, youll expose yourself to a broader
    spectrum ofyogic practices that will enhance your
    understanding of the discipline and help you make
    improvements to your own personal yoga routine.
  • Yoga retreats can help return you to the
    foundations of your practice. If youre like many
    yogis, the first time you ever did yoga was an
    extremely

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  • humbling, purifying, and inspiringexperience. As
    time passed, you became more skilled and devoted.
    The practice likely still feels purifying and
    wholesome, but you may miss some of the initial
    excitement where it felt like a new exploration.
    Going on retreat can bring back that freshness as
    you explore new practices and techniques that
    open up the deeper aspects of the tradition.
  • Retreats have some of the best teachers around.
    Teachers who lead retreats tend to be more
    experienced and have a dedicated following of
    students who look to them for guidance. Most have
    many years of specialized training and will be
    able to offer you a level of instruction and
    insight that can be hard to find in standard
    classes.

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  • Finding a good retreat
  • If you want to find a yoga retreat thats going
    to deepen your understanding of the process, then
    its important that you look for one that will
    meet or exceed your expectations. There are many
    yoga retreats that like classes back at home
    will focus mostly on the physical postures of the
    practice. Aside from doing more yoga each day,
    the only real difference youll find is that
    these retreats are often held in beautiful
    environments. Beautiful environments are
    wonderful, but if youre truly looking to deepen
    your practice, then youll likely want to search
    for a retreat experience that offers more.

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  • For a more powerful experience, seek out the
    opportunity to explore the more profound aspects
    of yoga. The physical poses are a great starting
    point, but they are really just a way to prepare
    the body and mind for the deeper teachings.
    Experiencing the techniques of ritualistic
    breathing (known as pranayama), purification
    practices (kriyas), focused concentration, and
    meditation is where the potency truly lies.
    Together these powerful practices will enrich
    your understanding of the yogic tradition and
    lead to a great sense of self-awareness and
    clarity two of the principal aims of yoga.

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  • On a yoga retreat with the right teacher and
    the right intention you will have the
    opportunity to expand beyond the more
    conventional approaches to yoga that standard
    classes at a local studio may allow. While those
    classes are a wonderful introduction to the
    practice, the limitations of time and environment
    also tend to limit the completeness of the
    experience. Setting aside the time to go on
    retreat reduces those constraints and allows you
    to experience a broader spectrum of the yoga
    tradition.

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  • In conclusion
  • Learning yoga is a lifelong process and one
    that benefits from in-depth exploration.
    Expanding your practice by dedicating extended
    time to that exploration and expanding your
    perspective on the various practices of yoga will
    yield rewarding benefits.
  • Fortunately, yoga retreats are a great way to get
    exposure to new aspects of the practice and to
    really dive in deep. There are many wonderful
    teachers who bring unique perspectives to this
    ancient practice and they can help you open doors
    that you didnt realize existed.

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  • The practice of yoga continues to unfold before
    you as you delve into its depths and a yoga
    retreat is the perfect place to uncover those
    profound layers.
  • Prana del Mar is a premier yoga retreat center in
    mexico at the southern tip of the Baja peninsula
    featuring luxurious rooms suites delicious
    cuisine internationally-acclaimed yoga teachers.
    If you are looking for a yoga surf retreat or
    yoga resort, come to one of the most beautiful
    yoga resort in Mexico. For more details visit us
    at pranadelmar.com
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