Bring serenity into your life: How to create a wellbeing retreat in your own home
Whether it’s yoga, meditation or just some me-time you crave, here’s how you can enjoy a peaceful retreat without leaving the home.
If you haven’t considered an at home retreat before, perhaps you’ve overlooked the potential on offer here. By investing in an at home retreat, you can enjoy peace and tranquillity whenever you need to replenish and revive your mind and body.
It may not immediately sound as appealing as a retreat far far away but wait until you’ve heard how easy it is and how, by incorporating wellness into your lifestyle, you’ll feel more relaxed and contented more of the time.
Invest in a Hot Tub
Purchasing a hot tub may seem to be extravagant but the benefits of having one far out way the costs. Regular hot tub use can provide instant stress relief, the buoyancy eases muscles, the heat stimulates blood flow and the massage from the water jets encourages the release of endorphins.
Furthermore, studies have shown that using a hot tub can lower blood pressure, blood sugar levels in those suffering from diabetes, minimise arthritic pain and even promote weight loss.
If you’re thinking you don’t have space for one, think again! They come in many sizes and an ideal choice is a 2 person hot tub which will easily fit in most garden spaces.
By creating a relaxation zone within your home, garden or outbuilding such as a log cabin or perhaps even a yurt or tipi, you have a place dedicated to tranquillity and replenishment. It doesn’t need to be big or fancy; a corner of room is fine, although a separate space would be ideal.
Kit out your space or room with calming colours, comfy throws and cushions, candles and ambient lighting, pictures of peaceful landscapes, an essential oil diffuser and anything else which will ignite a sense of calm and serenity. This space can be dedicated to listening to music, doing yoga, meditation, mindfulness or perhaps journaling or reading.
Known for its numerus health benefits, massage is the perfect way to completely let go and succumb to ultimate relaxation both physically and mentally.
Receiving a massage can reduce anxiety, stress and depression, boost the immune system reduce pain and inflammation and improve sleep.
With the support of a mobile massage therapist, you can experience these incredible benefits without even leaving your home!
Yoga and Pilates
A retreat wouldn’t be quite the same without enjoying some of the incredible benefits of a relaxing yoga practice. Both yoga and pilates add so much value to your overall health and wellbeing, with regular practice increasing flexibility, strength and muscle tone, which in turn relieves aches and pains. The slow, continuous movement also ignites a sense of ease and flow, connecting mind and body.
With the vast array of free videos available online who needs an expensive instructor! All you need to do is head to your Zen zone with your yoga mat and be guided through a beautiful yoga or
Of course, if you’d like an instructor you can always hire one for a reasonable price.
Now you have all the elements for you at home retreat in place, you can of course just use them on a day to day basis. However, to really create a retreat you’ll want to schedule some dates in the calendar where you can get the kids looked after and invite your friends over.
Create a activity plan for you all to enjoy over the retreat – yoga at sunrise, smoothie for breakfast, mid-morning meditation, healthy lunch, dip in the hot tub mid-afternoon, mobile massage early-evening, light meal and some more yoga or meditation – whatever works for you.