Traveling on your own is a great way to get to know yourself better. Often, so much of our time is spent taking care of other people and looking after their needs that our needs are lost. Combine this with the near constant distraction of listening to the others’ opinions on how we are living our lives and it’s no wonder we get confused about what we want. If we don’t make time for self-reflection, then we can easily sleep-walk through life.
Therefore, going on retreat by yourself is the yogic antidote.Yoga is the deliberate study of the self, using the self. That's the beauty of “svadhyaya” (self-study and inquiry). We learn that what we say to ourselves creates our reality. And how we relate to our thoughts become our actions. The more positive your relationship with yourself, the more positive your outlook on life. In other words, self-reflection naturally leads to healthy self-expression.
Here are 5 Reasons to go solo on a yoga retreat: