To optimise health benefits during your retreat - 
 
Avoid:
  • Exposure to wind, cold water, cold air, sun on the head, dust and chemicals.
  • Over-exercise or exertion
  • Travel
  • Overeating
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Recreational drugs
  • Exposure to insects and sources of infection (unreliable food, water)
  • Excessive talking
  • Excessive sex
  • Rushing
  • Sitting or lying for extended periods
  • Sleeping during the day or staying up late
  • Emotional excitement
  • Negative emotions such as anger, fear, worry, sadness
  • Excessive reading, listening to loud music, computer use or watching television

Favour:

  • Meditation
  • Journaling
  • Fresh air
  • Gentle walks
  • Breathing deeply
  • Smiling to yourself
  • Sleeping under a mosquito net
  • Eating in a relaxed environment
  • Chewing each mouthful
  • Warm liquids
  • Uplifting, calming music
  • Reading inspiring matter
  • Appropriate natural aromas
  • Cultivating positive emotions such as patience, faith, love and gratitude
  • Clear and open communication with Doctor and therapists