Ten Reasons You Should Try Meditation

March 30, 2011  |  Featured, Meditation, Yoga Tips  |  Share
Ten Reasons You Should Try Meditation

I really enjoyed putting together yesterdays top activities in Morocco, so I thought I would keep to the same simple theme today, mainly because top 10s are concise and easy to read.  Ok you got me, less typing.  What can I say I want to head out any enjoy the sun this afternoon.  Its lovely here at Yoga Holidays HQ in London.

  1. Because it makes me happier overall. There’s nothing sophisticated about this, but if I had to pick one, this’d be it.
  2. Because it has transformed my asana practice. Without meditation, I strive to be in a state of love in practice. With meditation, I am in a state of love.
  3. Because I’m a more patient partner, mother, and friend on every single day that I meditate. Patience is a challenging gig some days.
  4. Because I’m homesick when I don’t meditate.
  5. Because there are moments of high-flying, intoxicating bliss during meditation (as long as I don’t go in expecting that).
  6. Because the world can be insane. So can I. It feels good to build a raft of sanity every morning.
  7. Because it’s humbling to meet my stubbornly busy head every morning while hoping to find a quiet head. This wouldn’t matter except that I sense it’s good for me to be humbled by something every day.
  8. Because my busy mind is stupefyingly exhausting.
  9. Because each day I like myself as I am is better than the days I spend trying to make up for what I’m not.
  10. Because I want everything yoga has to offer, inside and out.

By the way, I’m sure these are not the only good reasons to Meditate, if you can think of some others, please submit by comment below 🙂

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Top 10 things to see and do in Morocco

March 29, 2011  |  Activities, Yoga Tips  |  Share
Top 10 things to see and do in Morocco

When we first headed out to Morocco to research good locations to run our Yoga Retreats we askeded fellow travellers to recommend activities that should not be missed by our yogis.  This is the list, we have not tried them all, but plan to when we head out to Morocco again this May.  If you can think of any other great activities in Morocco which you think we have missed please leave us a comment below.

1.Trekking, the Atlas Mountains

Whether trekking appeals to you or not, a trek through the Atlas Mountains can leave you flabbergasted at the heavenly natural beauty of the area.

2.Camel Trekking, Zagora

Unless you already have an affinity for these animals, you probably shouldn’t try a camel trek that lasts longer than a day. While the experience can feel authentic and provide an interesting way to see the sights, it can also make you feel sore and tired. Despite these after-effects, it is still well worth the effort.

3.Djemaa el Fna, Marrakesh

Go to this amazing city square festival to enjoy a conglomeration of acrobats, story tellers, musicians and snake charmers. Every night people of interest get together in the city square to entertain and delight (and of course, make some money).

4.Goats, Souss Valley – Agadir

If you want to see a truly unique and amazing sight, have a look at the goats of the Souss Valley. These goats naturally climb Argan trees in order to forage on the higher limbs. It is comical and astounding at the same time.

5.Windsufing, Agadir and Essaouira

If you prefer outdoor activities or simply feel like you need a little water on your skin, you should attempt this well-loved sport. These two destinations are famed for providing ideal conditions in which to windsurf.

6.Kasbah Glaoui, Telouet

This amazing relic conjures up images of horse-mounted Arab and Berber warriors riding through plains of Telouet. It is truly inspiring and well worth a visit.

7.International Arts Festival, Asilah

If you are an art lover and enjoy shopping, you have to make a trip to Asilah during the month of August. Every year an arts festival is held here and a riot of color and music grace your senses.

8.Souks, all through Morocco

Where ever you are you should always take a turn towards the local souks and feast your eyes. There is so much on display here that you can literally spend hours just looking at it all. Prices are usually not too bad either.

9.Skiing, Ouka’meden

Skiing season is between February and April and this wonderful, unassuming resort boasts a ski lift and terrain to suit all levels and styles. If you are fond of skiing you should definitely make a stop here.

10.Rock Carvings, near Ouka’meden

If ancient civilizations interest you, then no doubt you’d enjoy looking at these great pre-historic rock carvings of animals.

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Yoga Holiday’s – destress and relax

February 17, 2011  |  Stress, Yoga Tips  |  Share
Yoga Holiday's - destress and relax

Yoga is the perfect choice if you want to restore your inner balance after having experienced an energy-consuming period of life. In case you need more than a vacation for fast recovery, you should wisely combine some sessions of yoga therapy to one memorable holiday. This formula might take you by surprise, as it simultaneously explores several relaxation methods instead of one, but it is absolutely real. So, if this combination has already stirred up your interest, start surfing the internet for “yoga retreats.”

It is worth mentioning that yoga holidays or retreats have been developed on the very same structure as holiday packages. Still, yoga sessions are the defining elements of such special relaxation programs. In general, healing and meditation are fundamental during yoga retreats. As for traditional tourism, this kind of recreation comes in second place. Overall, wellness, and yoga retreats comprise healing via meditation, alternative relaxation possibilities, and last but not, first class accommodation. Furthermore, a yoga teacher will carefully supervise your temporary residence and activity throughout your spiritual vacation.

Wellness and yoga holidays may fall under various categories, always depending on the destination and the quality of the services, these programs usually consists of. No matter the class of the accommodation, or the destination, you will he helped to attain equilibrium. Such escapes are often the essential in recoveries from alcohol or drug addiction, eating disorders, and various emotional issues.

In case you are overwhelmed by work pressure, and assume there is no way out, think of yoga retreats instead. Such programs magnificently help you annihilate the side effects of a stressful period of time, as nothing in the world can guide you better to stepwise reach spiritual equilibrium and optimism. This way you will be able to successfully deal with all forthcoming issues in your life, and most importantly to overcome anguish, fear, or lack of self-esteem. After an exhausting year of work, nothing works better than yoga holidays

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