“Detox Retreat Holiday: the conventional approach may only be a superficial fix, to generate a sense of well-being which does not last long, after you return to your regular life style”
This is the time of the year when we become aware of our indulgent state after the Holiday excesses. Once Boxing Day arrives it’s almost standard practice to look for the Best Detox Retreat, the Best Detox Clinic, or combine into a Holiday Retreat, thus our subject, the Detox retreat Holiday. While a Detox Holiday is a very good idea, the times have changed as to our understanding of how best a Cleansing Retreat can work. Certainly booking in at Detox Spa, ideally in the sun, is a great start towards our New Year’s Resolution. To clean up our act and feel better, healthy eating regime with Detox and Massage […]
Some times you feel the need for a Different Holiday. You’ve done the beach holiday, spa holiday, health farm, yoga holiday, Club Med, Club 18-45, Singles holidays, unusual holidays abroad painting and photography holidays and the list goes on. EcoLifeWalks is a different holiday.
Come for as long as you like on a flexible programme. You can see what its all About here. The time is totally dedicated to you on your agenda and is intent in giving you lasting benefits , not just a nice sun tan. Stuart Forster has spent a decade running holistic holidays on Lanzarote and knows all the great places that tourists never find. There are lots of chats at coffee vistas and special restaurants.
A decade ago, people used to be looking for all sorts of holidays to recover from their lifestyles. There wasn’t a standard name so they looked for holistic holidays, therapy holidays, certainly yoga holidays, with singles holidays, beach holidays, walking holidays, women traveling alone holidays, even recuperation and relaxing holidays. These were people who are old enough to know what city stress is all about and were intent on their antidote for the job and full-on lifestyle.
Their main reason was to recover from what they had done themselves, coupled with the original holiday notions of escaping to the sun, sitting on a beach, meeting new friends. Formerly the holiday motivation of 20 year olds would be fun, parties, booze, sex, suntan and generally having a blast. I’m sure we all remember the full blast hedonistic holidays that needed another […]
Renewed interest in Ho’oponopono, based on the man who healed a criminally insane hospital wing, without meeting any of the inmates!
There has been an upsurge of interest in Ho’oponopono recently, The Hawaiian healing practice based on, literally, “making things right”. While forms of Ho’oponopono have been used in Polynesia from time immemorial, The traditional Hawaiian forgiveness and reconciliation process was previously re-popularised by Morrnah Simeona, photo left, a Hawaiian kahuna lapaʻau (healer).
The latest Ho’oponopono hybrid has come to the fore after the publicity about Dr Ihaleakala Hew Len, photo, left. Dr Hew Len was appointed staff psychologist in the forensic unit for the criminally insane, in the Hawaii State Hospital for several years.
The criminally insane ward had been challenging to administer, with frequent attacks on staff by inmates, resulting in personnel absences and problems in recruiting supervision. Dr Len took charge of […]
Waves and the power of the ocean have a hypnotic effect. Just by taking a couple of minutes and focusing on this video, you will quieten your mind and stop the accumulation of pollution that excess thinking can bring about. Whenever we realise that our well-being is being affected by our mindfulness then we can do something about it. It’s only by exercising this awareness that we can do something about the problem. By clearing the mind and dwelling on a sense of beauty that there is inherent in nature, a different state of being emerges, where we are conscious of all things in our centre, rather than just being a clearing house for recurring mind and memory activity that obscures the jewels available to us in our natural inspiration.
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Having run yoga holidays in Lanzarote for over a decade I have devised a format which is Beyond Yoga Holidays
Original Feature in the Beano comic
Yoga was viewed by the mainstream as an eastern practice and held in suspicion by some sectors including the Church who were often unwilling to rent church halls to yoga groups. One of our press releases, though a joke, above, about our former Holistic Holidays in Lanzarote, in the Beano, did reflect the essence of yoga as a feat of contortionism that the uninitiated should be wary of. Most people were not brought up in the presence of yoga, so its practice and benefits were not usually part of our […]
So what is a Life Changing Holiday?
We all love to get away, have fun, relax and recuperate. We call it a holiday. It takes our mind off everything and gives us permission to enjoy ourselves. We are in the habit of needing a periodic break, to get over the the things that get us down, at a place with agreeable weather and an attractive environment. It’s hard wired into our life practice that, from time to time, we escape to a different and attractive location. It takes our mind away from how our life has become. Sometimes we have even been on holidays that return us in a worse state (wasted) than when we went, but at least we had fun and it felt good at the time! Having fun and feeling good was always […]