Since I posted about my experience at kaliyoga last year, I’ve had an influx of intrigued messages regarding what a ‘yoga retreat’ consists of…
Do you have to go with someone else?
Do you have to be a super fit, flexible and twice-weekly class yogi?
Will I get hungry?
Or will I have to sneak in food?
Wellness has been the buzz-word for the past five years, with a drastic rise in individuals seeking life balance, mindfulness techniques, nutrition advice, organic foods, plant-based diets, BPA-free tableware and natural supplements.
And this shift of getting to know our bodies more is undeniably a good thing. We’re doing our own research and taking our health into our own hands. Whereas ‘wellness’ used to be something people sought after a health-scare, these days we are taking the mantra ‘prevention is the best medicine’ as literally as we possibly can.
It’s one of those slightly taboo topics that we always brush off as ‘feeling sick’ or ‘stomach-ache’, when in actuality, we’re often referring to having spent the whole morning sitting on the toilet.
Or not having gone in a week and consequently walking round with an inflated beachball in our intestines.
I do appreciate why digestive health doesn’t get the discussion it should. Because it’s not exactly pleasant dinner party conversation. But if there was greater awareness and more of a dialogue surrounding the many issues we may suffer from in our lives that concern our digestion, then I don’t think I’d have suffered in silence with my IBS symptoms for so long.
Is it just me or just everyone seem to be suffering from the dreaded winter cold at the moment?
At an event last week, twelve people had to cancel because they had the flu. TWELVE.
And another five turned up with the remnants of a cold.
Maybe the January Blues are actually the January Flu’s. Because no-one seems immune.