In today’s fast-paced life, everything we do needs to be quick and accurate. There is very less scope for anything to be inconsistent or lazy. And that’s why, we end up getting afflicted with stress and tension. When the cuss word ‘Stress’ comes into the picture, it’s time to start taking care of ourselves. This is because stress ruins our mind and body. And so, every once in a while, a meditation retreat is a must.
Meditation is the art of living in the present and enjoying the very nuance of every moment. Anyone who has ever practiced meditation can vouch that meditation gives peace and calms the spirit. Hence, for those of us for whom even a 24×7 life is not enough, here are 3 of the most renowned meditation retreats that you cannot miss:
- Dr. Deepak Chopra’s Meditation Retreat: If you are someone who practices meditation, there are very high chances that you have heard his name surely. Dr. Chopra’s meditation retreat is an answer for all those who are burned out due to the daily woes of life. Need a way to calm down, along with gaining all the benefits of mediation? You need this. With almost every age going in for retreats, Dr. Deepak Chopra’s retreat is a must-experience one!
- Vipassana International Academy, Igatpuri: Vipassana meditation is one of the most ancient forms of meditations. One can attend the 10-day retreat held in centres all over the country. It requires no rituals and no rites. Being in silent introspection for these many days inculcates discipline and the right way of living. In fact, it is a form of self-purification through self-observation.
- Transcendental Meditation, Delhi: Started by Maharshi Mahesh Yogi, this life-changing retreat is based in Delhi. Take a family wellness break as even 10-year-olds are welcome. Here the focus is on quietening the mind to reach pure consciousness. This could be a life-altering experience for you.
Pro tip: There’s no magic wand to solve your problems in life, but surely, there are ways to live better. So, go ahead and take a dip in the sea of meditation- it could keep you healthy, happy and cheerful!
Aishwarya Iyer is a chai-vanist, Murakami fan, considerate companion and a bubbly speaker with a fanaticism for fitness.