The Top Five Mindfulness Destinations Around the World

Mindfulness is often construed as an ability that only the most evolved beings experience. However, the truth is being mindful is a basic skill present in every human being. Some tap it more intrinsically while others skate through life without experiencing the amazing benefits of this powerful ability. Being mindful of what’s happening around us and being completely attentive to it, absorbing the conversation or the situation without letting any reaction or bias cloud your judgment, that’s attaining mindfulness. Mindfulness takes practice and some learning until you reach a state where you can experience it on your own.

 

Here are the top five destinations on the globe where you can undergo mindfulness retreats.

 

Sedona, Arizona

 

Surrounded by steep canyons, dense pine forests, and rock buttes, Sedona is a tiny town in Arizona known for its new-age environment, art galleries, spas, this desert town offers the perfect ambiance for a mindfulness retreat. Break away from the city life to enter a completely transformative ambiance of Sedona. Take some space by the rock and just be on your own. There is something about this place that makes meditation an art that one can embrace rather than something that one is here to do. There are many other activities that you can indulge in during your time here. Hike the Sedona vortexes in Boynton Canyon, Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock, and Airport Mesa and enjoy majestic views of the valley. Visit the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village. There are many more adventures in this place that you can choose according to what compliments your stay there.

 

Wat Suan Mokkh, Thailand

Thailand is known for a lot of things, beautiful beaches, full moon parties, flea markets, amazing food and a lot more. Did you know that this is also the place where you can find some of the best mindfulness retreats on the globe? Well, it is. Travel to Wat Suan Mokkh city of Thailand, a place located just 600 kms from Bangkok. The place offers the perfect ambiance with its lush beauty and yogic experiences combined with the teachings of Buddha. Depending upon what kind of retreat you want to sign up for, you can pick a center. Remember to do a thorough research on the centers though. There are certain centers that take you on a days-long silent mindfulness retreats during which you are expected to stay mum for 10 days. It is not just demanding but in some places, you can’t randomly sign out of these either.

Rishikesh, India

Whether you are tired in the head or in the body, Rishikesh in India offers respite and utter relaxation to even the most tired of souls. Visit the town of Rishikesh, India, the “Yoga Capital of the World” for exploring mindfulness practices through traditional methods. The city is nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, the birthplace of yoga and transcendental meditation practices. Celebrate yoga, celebrate life, celebrate the freedom of spirit on this holy land as you stay under the guidance of yogis and masters of spirituality. If you are seeking the most traditional route to detoxify the mind and body, then Rishikesh is the ideal place to be. The place offers yogic food for thought and platter both. Go meat-free for the time here and discover amazing wonders that your body is capable of during a mindfulness yogic retreat here. Stay at a yoga school in Rishikesh and explore the traditional mindfulness practices through traditional Indian yoga.

Niagara Falls, Canada/Usa

The beauty of the largest waterfall in the world, Niagara Falls is not unknown to many souls. The waterfalls flow through both Canada and the USA and are on the travelogs of millions of globetrotters. However, another little-known fact is that these falls are also known for being meditation hotspots and make for incredibly mindful experiences on the globe. You can opt for a retreat located nearby the Falls and feel the effervescent ambiance manifest into something unparalleled as you grow closer to mindfulness practice. Being here is definitely an extraordinary experience of utter mindfulness.

Holy Isle, Scotland

Europe is a traveler’s haven and offers unique experiences to all kinds of tastes and inclinations. There is no soul who would not find some kind of a story of theirs in Europe. When we think of Scotland, its old-world charm certainly does the trick. While you can seek mindfulness retreats in various places in Europe from Italy to London, if you happen to be in Scotland, you have certainly entered a mindfulness haven by its rugged coastline. Travel to the north of Scotland for the most sincere meditation retreats on the globe. You can even explore more sincere teachings of Buddhism during your time here. It is best to stay at a bed and breakfast here and explore the craggy coastline and independent mindfulness practices during your stay here.

 

One More Place That You Can Go For One of the Best  Mindfulness Retreats in the world

 

South Africa

 

Africa is a comparatively  untapped continent by many. The wildlife safaris, the Masai culture, the Great Migration and whatnot, the content is known for the land of wildlife safaris. You can seek the top mindfulness retreats here that take you through a series of internal experiences. Find your inner light and gather yourself for an utterly mindful experience in the heart of Africa

 

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