holidays for body and mind

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Taking a holiday presents you with the perfect opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, rest, relax and renew yourself. Sadly, so many people do not take this opportunity, and instead, they spend their holidays eating and drinking too much and doing very little more than relaxing by the pool.

If you want your holiday to be more about poolside cocktails, and you want to use your time off to boost your body and mind, check out these unique holiday ideas:

Practice Yoga in India

If you want to learn how to become one with your body and breath, be able to twist your body into some amazing shapes, learn breathing techniques to keep you calm and connected, and learn more about the ancient wisdom of India, then you could do much worse than to book yourself onto an Indian Yoga retreat this summer. Not only will you get to learn yoga from a master, but you’ll have ample time to explore all the exotic country has to offer, and you’re sure to sample some of the finest curries you’ve ever tasted in your life.

A Luxury Spa Holiday in Thailand

If you’re looking for something a bit more sedate, which will enable you to nurture your body and soothe your mind at your own pace, you should definitely look into luxury spa holidays in Thailand. These holidays enable you to stay at world-class luxury beach resorts, where you can soak up the sun and spend lazy days on the beach, but they also enable you to bring in your own personal trainer, who will put your through your paces running, practicing yoga and Thai boxing on the beach. You’ll also get a crash course in nutrition, and you’ll be able to relax with rejuvenating Thai massages at the end of the day. What’s not to like?

Cycle the Length of the UK

Okay, for many of you this won’t feel like a holiday at all, and I guess that it is more of a challenge than a traditional vacation, but the lands end to john groats challenge will certainly be an invigorating experience that will show you exactly what you can do when you put your mind to it. As you travel some 1000 miles across the country, you’ll be privileged to see some of the most beautiful and iconic countryside in the UK, and you’ll be able to earn money for the charity of your choice.

A Meditation Retreat

You don’t have to be a Buddhist or even travel to far-flung destinations to participate in a relaxing meditation retreat. In fact, there is a Buddhist centre right on the edge of the Lake District, where you can stay for a weekend, a week or longer, learning the basics of meditation, which will help you feel greater peace of mind, and where you will be able to enjoy the sweeping grounds, which includes pretty landscaped gardens and a private beach, both of which are perfect for quiet contemplation.

 

 

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I've worked as an Occupational Therapist for many years dealing with physical and mental health patients, both in hospitals and the community. Living a healthy, well balanced life with a good diet, regular exercise and a taking a positive outlook are crucial to becoming a very well being indeed - sometimes easier said than done!

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