Cleansing Retreats: Eliminate Stress and Clear Your Body

Even the best computer needs to be restarted every once in a while. Between the toxins and chemicals in most modern western foods to the particles in the air we breathe to the stress that we put ourselves under at work and home, there are times when what you need more than anything is a chance to clear out the mind and body and start fresh once again.

This is a guest blog post by Paige Reist from The Art of Living Retreat Center, located in Boone, North Carolina.

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What are Spiritual Healing Retreats?

Spirituality is not just about religion. It is about the connection you feel to the world as a whole. Human beings were not meant to feel alone. We are social animals that have, throughout our history, felt ourselves as a part of nature – one that has its own spirit, and is not simply a vessel of nerves and muscles. It’s not uncommon to find yourself drifting away from that feeling of soul and spirit.

This is a guest blog post by Paige Reist from The Art of Living Retreat Center, located in Boone, North Carolina.

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Yoga Nidra and Dreaming to Wellness with Heather Sanderson

Yoga nidra, a tool that helps you to uncover more aspects of yourself and find the kind of healing you may need.

When I started my yoga teacher training, I had absolutely no intention to teach. I felt very clear and certain about that and said so repeatedly (and adamantly) to everyone. I felt like I could barely do yoga then – so who was I to teach it? It wasn’t the point of me doing this training, I was interested only in healing – period.

My teacher encouraged me to stay open to the possibility of teaching, since I was doing all the work anyway. About halfway through the training there was a point where I had to decide which path to take – continue with the teaching certification or let it go. To help decide, our group were all asked to lead a five-minute guided shavasana. That felt simple enough to at least try, even if I was hesitant and five minutes felt like longer than eternity.

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