‘Rock Om’ – Why You Need To Plan A Yoga Retreat

Want to feel the best version of yourself? It’s time to include a yoga retreat into your next travel itinerary. Here are 5 reasons why you should practise yoga during your holidays.

If you’re looking for a relaxing holiday experience, Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast has the perfect yoga package to tame your mind’s million thoughts. It combines the serenity of yoga and the energy of music with its new proprietary programme — Rock Om®. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced yogi, this yoga retreat will definitely make you feel calm, collected, and present.

Here are some important reasons why you should practise yoga while on vacation:

1. De-stress and get better sleep

Exercise is a useful way to relieve stress, and yoga powerfully binds both physical fitness and a sense of calmness into one practice. Good news is — you don’t have to be a gym junkie or a weight-lifter to feel the benefits. Yoga is for anyone and everyone.

A national survey conducted by the United States National Health Institute, with participants of various demographics, revealed that over 85% said it helped reduce stress. And over 55% found that it helped them get better sleep.

Besides releasing tension, yoga can also help boost your immunity and detoxify the body. Releasing toxins help calm the mind and take daily stresses off the body. Exactly what you need on vacation.

The invigorating Rock Om® programme at Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast takes a yoga retreat one step further by re-energising the body and soul through the power of music. So, let DJ Drez — visionary producer and yogi — take you from downward dog to child’s pose. As you rock to the music into a good night’s sleep, you will feel energised the next morning!

De-stress and get better sleep

2. Get Focused

The practice of mindfulness in yoga can help rewire your brain to improve your memory and concentration. Rick Hanson, author of “The practical neuroscience of Buddha’s brain” defines being mindful as having good control over your attention. It trains you to focus on the task at hand at any given moment, ensuring you give it your undivided attention.

Other benefits of practising mindfulness include, but are not limited to: immunity to colds and diseases, feelings of happiness and contentment; reduction in chronic pain, blood pressure, stress, anxiety, and depression.

Find it hard to stay focused in the presence of strangers? Don’t worry! If you’ve never been to a yoga retreat or class before yet you’re intrigued to try something new, Rock Om® will allow you to do so in the privacy of your tranquil rock star room, or anywhere else within the hotel grounds.

3. Regain your balance

Whether you want to practise yoga for flexibility or to improve your balance, you’re on the right track. Yoga helps with balance, focus, movement, and coordination.

Rock Om® balances the energy between the ancient art of yoga and music to help you achieve this sense of wholeness. Striking this balance helps you lead a happy and contented life. It ensures your growth as an individual and secures your mental peace and well-being.

4. Reconnect with your mind and body

The best part is — yoga improves our well-being and rebuilds self-confidence. How? Part of this ancient practice is to realign with your true nature through meditation and physical expansion.

Taking the time to reward yourself both physically and emotionally will keep you motivated and ready to face your daily routine again. Whether you are attending a meeting in one of our ballrooms or relaxing by the pool, the Rock Om® programme is sure to boost your confidence within Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast’s luxurious and comfortable rock star setting.

Reconnect with your mind and body

5. Get intimate with your loved ones

The hotel’s easy-to-follow Rock Om® programme is catered for everyone in the family. Practicing yoga with your children is one way to spend quality time with them. Doing simple yoga poses together can help both parent and child relax and obtain physical activity at the same time.

No mobile phones, no iPads, and no household chores to worry about. It’s just you, your family, and your yoga mats.

Couple’s yoga is also a good way to rekindle intimacy with your partner. Set a playlist with your favourite love songs and flow to John Mayer’s cover of ‘Free Falling’ as you rock gently into a double ‘love’-boat pose.

Plan now and start your practice!

From an intensive practice-driven getaway, to a relaxing holiday with a little stretching on the side, at Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast, we can tailor-make just the right yoga retreat package for you. Visit our website for more details of our Rock Om® programme and booking offers.