Take Care of Your Body and Soul With a Yoga Retreat at SCR
Sometimes we feel the need to escape from everyday life, to let go of our routine and responsibilities. This can be particularly true for older adults and seniors who may be struggling with personal or health problems and have a more difficult time getting away. A yoga retreat at Sugar Creek Retreat can be a perfect way to de-stress and recharge spiritually, mentally and physically.
The Benefits of Yoga for Seniors
The benefits of a regular yoga practice for seniors, even just one gentle class a week for a couple of years, are many and seem to be long term. Yoga can keep you feeling young and relieve pain and stress as you age. Yoga is also particularly beneficial in fighting fatigue and positively impacting energy levels, general satisfaction and life purpose. Yoga is effective in the treatment of chronic fatigue symptoms relating to anxiety and depression.
Yoga can also reduce symptoms and improve overall wellness for seniors suffering from chronic illnesses such as arthritis or joint inflammation. Yoga breathing practices, for example, have been show to decrease stress, which exacerbates joint pain. Furthermore specific poses can help strengthen joints while making them more flexible.
An Effective Way to De-Stress
While regular yoga practice is incredibly beneficial, a short but intense yoga retreat can be just as effective. A retreat gives you the perfect opportunity to disconnect from a stressful lifestyle and rediscover yourself in a completely different way. Immersing yourself in nature instead of taking a class in the city can have healing and rejuvenating effects, as being close to nature reduces cortisol production, known as our primary stress hormone. This in turn helps reduce stress levels, while the beautiful surroundings and the clean air provide relief from anxiety and respiratory problems.
The famous spiritual leader Jiddu Krishnamurti also stressed the importance of retreats: "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."
Why Choose Sugar Creek Retreat?
Sugar Creek Retreat is immersed in nature and surrounded by two state parks, making it an ideal location for yoga retreats. There are many beautiful and scenic places to practice, such as rivers, open fields, forests and canyons. There are also miles and miles of hiking trails, allowing you to take long slow walks in the forest and experience the invigorating benefits of nature. We are nature's creatures and our bodies can greatly benefit from the healing powers of the forest.
With a varied range of accommodation and wellness weekends which include not only yoga but also herbal detoxes, nutritional and life counseling, wild plant walks and raw food workshops, you will surely find your ideal way to destress and get in touch with your best self here at Sugar Creek Retreat!