Retreating to an isolated place for a (spiritual) retreat can be a very useful solution in periods of great stress.
In a very busy society, finding time for yourself becomes increasingly difficult. In this sense, the benefits of a retreat could help us, but if we need to completely disconnect, here is another effective solution.
Many people decide to practice this activity independently, without referring to religion but trying to free the mind from everyday problems. Withdrawal can also be a way to find yourself after difficult periods or as a tool to recharge your energy to face everyday life.
Spiritual travel has numerous health benefits because relaxation and tranquillity make it easier to relax the muscles, usually contracted. Many people who suffer from insomnia or stress experience headaches, stomach or back pain. A retreat can bring benefits and, thanks to the correct postures, regular breathing and silence can help in solving these discomforts.
Why volunteer at a retreat
A retreat often consists of an individual path in which you face yourself. It can help in cases of depression because it promotes reflection on what is important in one’s life, such as friends, relatives, work and much more. This path is also ideal for those who have stopped believing but want to find faith again because they will find themselves alone.
Activities during a retreat
A spiritual retreat is usually an individual practice, but it can present some collective elements at the same time. If you organize a retreat with an organized trip you will have the opportunity to compare yourself with other people who are taking a similar path. Spiritual travel can also be a valuable tool to find people to discuss and be able to freely talk about your beliefs.
Sharing your experience with someone you know or have just met can be useful to face your situation more serenely. For this reason, many of these organized volunteer trips also have moments of community, of comparison between travellers and of prayer. Some of these packages may also include visits to monasteries and places of prayer that will bring travellers closer to their goal: to find serenity and faith.
Where to go on a volunteer retreat
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