7 practices to sustain your transformative experience after you return home.
Many of you might have spent part of the New Year holiday at yoga retreats, special workshops, or at home on your own, journaling about how to move into 2020 with intention. And now you might be wondering how the hell you’re going to sustain those positive vibes and new inspiration as you re-enter a world full of career, kids, errands, and bills. If that’s the case, this article is intended to help you merge your transformational experience with your daily existence.
Below, you’ll find tips for how to maintain that deep connection to yourself, your inner truth, and others, when faced with some of the more mundane but necessary tasks of modern life.
Maintaining Your Retreat Mindset
Integration, the process of embodying fresh insights and living your newfound truth, is a personal passion of mine. As a meditation mentor, Kundalini Yoga teacher, and personal coach, I meet with many people who attend spiritual retreats and have a hard time translating the experience into the “real” world and their day-to-day life. Work, parenting, household chores, relationships, old habits and patterns of being all have a way of distracting us from our intentions. As a result, at the end of the day, our commitment to our transformation and growth wanes and becomes an extra added stress—something that we don’t quite have time for.
I’ve heard this refrain so often that I actually wrote a book about it, called Integration Alchemy: Rekindle Your Transformational Retreat and Shine, to help my friends and fellow travelers through this process. I work with people one-on-one and in group settings to help them integrate …