Yoga lovers do not have to give up their practice now that school is out and vacation time is here. Having an active lifestyle, and being on the go just means that one needs to be a little more creative. Below are some great tips to fit in yoga any time on that next trip with the family.
Pack a yoga mat at the bottom of a suitcase. Upon arrival to the beach, pull it out and walk down to the sand to do a few asanas to help loosen up those muscles that have been stuck in one position for a long time. Taking the time to do a few restorative poses will help to drain fluids from legs that have been traveling all day and help to center oneself in order to get through the rest of the day.
Don’t want to practice in a hotel room or campsite? Then find a local yoga class that offers drop-in classes. Ask the hotel concierge for information on local yoga studios. For those that are camping, do a little research and find a local town nearby with a yoga studio. Calling ahead to get information on times and type of classes will make the process easier and stress free.
The most important thing to remember is to stay well hydrated when traveling. It’s natural to gravitate toward the sodas and power drinks to keep the energy up. The truth is water is far better and should be drunk before, during and after a flight. For those who are not able to drink a lot while traveling, think about packing snacks or food with a high water level content such as grapes, celery or cucumbers.
Fitting in yoga while on the go simply means being prepared at all times. Remember that taking a vacation doesn’t mean that the yoga lifestyle stays at home. It means making time for practice no matter if at home or on the road. Try to stay well-hydrated and even though vacation time is meant for relaxation, taking a few moments to balance and center oneself will definitely make that holiday even more blissful.
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