A lot of people think that yoga is a free-form exercise. The truth is, there are many different poses and postures in yoga. It would help if you had all the proper home equipment to avoid injuring yourself when practicing these exercises. This post will explain what yoga is, why you need great equipment, and what gear you need to get the most out of it.
The US has some of the best yoga teachers and the best yoga studios in the world… so it makes sense that it also has some of the best yoga retreats too! Okay, fine, retreats in Europe are pretty incredible too… and let’s not forget Thailand or Costa Rica either. But the time has definitely come for me to share what yoga retreats in USA have to offer. Think East Coast forests, the deserts of Arizona and California, Hawaiian island magic — and lots and lots of yoga.
Falling in love with yoga was easy… learning to love meditation and mindfulness was a MUCH rockier journey. But ever since the daily meditations at my YTT in India, my Vipassana retreat, and my Ayahuasca experience, mindfulness has become an integral practice for me, and mindfulness quotes have been guiding lights along the way, as well as self-love affirmations.
Since I get asked this question on the regular, I thought presenting you with this yoga retreat 2021 roundup was a good idea. And also, boy don’t we all need a bit of hope for traveling opportunities these days! So this is a collection of the best yoga retreats 2021 that I have either been visiting or have been dreaming of visiting. You’ll find retreats for all budgets — from luxury yoga retreats abroad to more affordable yoga retreats near me and you — because that may well be as far as we can go – for now.
Full name: PASCHIMOTTANASANA = INTENSE STRETCH OF THE WEST POST
Paschima = West*
Uttana = Intense stretch
Asana = pose
*West… What? The back of the body is referred to as the west side, and the front of the body is the east side. Legend has it this is because, traditionally, you would practice yoga at the break of day facing the sunrise in the east (think of those Surya Namaskar, or sun salutations), hence the front of the body being the east side. If this is confusing for you, sub out west for ‘back of the body’. Paschimottanasana = intense stretch of the back of the body pose. Or just call it a seated forward fold because that is what it is!
Have you become so passionate and dedicated about yoga that you now wish to turn your passion into a career by considering yoga teacher training retreats 2021 courses? I can’t blame you — been there, done that. I did my yoga certification retreat in India, back in 2015, and although I took a different path after and did not end up teaching, it was truly a transformative experience. I highly recommend anyone to take a yoga teacher training abroad as well as doing a silent retreat at least once in their life!
A yoga room is one of those places you want to walk into and experience an instant feeling of calmness. Yoga studios appear and feel like sanctuaries as they are supposed to be open, relaxed spaces. However, anyone can achieve the perfect yoga space by following simple decorating tips such as:
Full name: TADASANA = MOUNTAIN POSE
Tada = mountain
Asana = pose
Why You Should Practise Tadasana
In yoga, tadasana is your standing pose home base. Also, along with bhujangasana it shows up multiple times in Surya Namaskar (it’s where you start and end all your sun salutations), and throughout your practice. And if I were to add a pose to the yoga asana you should be practising everyday, tadasana would be it!
So you’ve decided you want to embrace ancient Shamanic plant medicines by heading to an Ayahuasca retreat in 2021 but don’t know where to start? Well, you’ve come to the right place.
Deciding to take the plunge into your first Ayahuasca retreat is a pretty big deal, and deciding which retreat to go to is an even bigger one. Some will say let the medicine call you, you’ll know when the time is right — and I have to agree. You’ll have many questions, I’m sure. I certainly did when I had my first Ayahuasca experience. What can I expect on an Ayahuasca retreat? Where can I find the best retreats? How do I choose the right Ayahuasca retreat for me?