Sometimes it is necessary to escape from the ordinary routine and responsibilities of everyday life; a retreat vacation can be the perfect vacation to help you recharge and rejuvenate spiritually, mentally and physically. 

India is known to be a very spiritual country, where you can rediscover yourself and your connection with Mother Nature. A retreat vacation at the Blackberry Hills Retreat and Spa in India can be the ideal way to slow down and regenerate by watching the sunrise, taking a stroll through nature, or perhaps relaxing at sunset under the Cinnamon trees.  

A Change in Lifestyle 

Retreat vacations, and in particular spiritual retreats, have been gaining more and more in popularity recently, thanks to their incredible benefits. Of all the spiritual destinations around the world, India remains a particularly sought after destination.  The biggest advantage of a retreat vacation is the possibility to leave behind your daily routine, and all the anxieties and concerns that regularly accompany it. A retreat is its own universe and a chance to rediscover and experience yourself in a completely different way, providing a fully immersive experience which allows you to completely disconnect from today’s frenetic and stressful lifestyle. Even a weekend retreat can leave you recharged and rejuvenated. 

Spiritual activities, such as meditation, coupled with relaxing holistic wellness treatments, can help you make the retreat even more relaxing and life changing. Retreats give you time to focus on what you usually cannot do at home together with people who are on a similar journey, and therefore understand what you’re going through. Studies have even shown that meditation retreats increase mindfulness, well-being and personality long term, even in experienced meditators. Even a short, one-week meditation retreat can improve your metabolism in the long run. 

Unwinding Through Nature

Even though certain activities such as meditation have an incredible impact on us, the proximity to nature is enough to heal and rejuvenate us. Being close to nature reduces cortisol production, our primary stress hormone, therefore reducing stress levels. Furthermore, clean air and relaxing surroundings help us calm down and rejuvenate, as well as providing relief to patients with respiratory problems and anxiety. 

No Planning, No Anxiety

Retreats are so effective for providing rest and relaxation because, among other reasons, your provider schedules your reservations, locations and commutes, tasks which can be particularly stressful and daunting in a new location. 

Planned activities are also part of the package, including trainings, exercises or counseling sessions. All of these are held by experts who can help you improve your well-being, both spiritually and physically. 

A famous spiritual leader, Jiddu Krishnamurti, once said: “I think it is essential sometimes to go into retreat, to stop everything that you have been doing, to stop your beliefs and experiences completely and look at them anew, not keep on repeating like machines whether you believe or don’t believe. You would let fresh air into your minds.”