Yoga has grown at a phenomenal rate over the last decade with more and more people finding the practices healing and comforting. The ancient systems of practice are still incredibly important today as they were thousands of years ago with the ever increasing fast pace of life being the major cause of stress related illness. As a human species we have forgotten how to connect to mother earth and how to let the earth be our medicine just as the ancestors did for a very long time. The earth is our mother and if she becomes sick then the people and all of the inhabitants of the planet will also find themselves getting sick. Yoga and meditation and other spiritual practices have always been around for us to show our gratitude to the earth and the universal laws of which we as a collective are governed by. When we find we have become dispirited then this is a clear indication that your vitality and spirit essence has become depleted. Within the body are channels of energy flow need to flow smoothly for us to feel like we are healthy and full of life. These can be termed as meridians or nadi’s and blockages from long hours sat in front of a computer or repetitive movement creates a strain in these channels which leads to tension in the body/mind organism. Find a yoga retreat that does not just try to sell you a load of fancy rooms and crap teachers with no experience or who are unable and disinterested in holding a safe container for you deeply within yourself. Fancy places are easy to find and use a lot of manipulative marketing techniques to get you to buy. When you book a yoga retreat week look deeply into the teacher and the training they have had and above all, how many spaces they have held, forget about the fancy room and put yourself into a space that will create real challenges for you. In any teaching you will see that the big evolutionary changed come when you put yourself out of your comfort zone.