Having once attended a 10-day Vipassana course, I know, only too well, of both its demands physically and mentally along with its healing blessings.
You find out through the all-silent retreat just how strong (or not) your mind is and how able you are to be within yourself with just your thoughts 💭 and feelings to keep you company. Oh, and of course, your rumbling tummy! I thought I would die but I didn’t.
I urge you to read this excellent article by Leah Cox as posted in the Kindness Blog: