Keep Calm & Travel w/ Your Yoga Mat

Roxana is an adventurer, a frequent traveller, and an animal loving person from Sydney, Australia. She is very passionate about the environment and she loves to write about topics that interest her. Roxana’s life goal is to travel the whole world and meet a lot of different people on the way. She currently works as a part time tourist guide in her hometown.  Read on for her two cents on the perfect vacation away from all the hustle & bustle with Yoga!  Follow Roxana on Twitter and Facebook – Anna Susanne x

 

Yoga is one of the best practices for both body and mind. Not only does it improve the strength and flexibility, but it also increases heart health, and helps you stay relaxed and stress-free. This is why many yogis choose to travel and practice yoga all over the world, attend yoga events as well as interact with yogis worldwide. It’s an invaluable experience, and it does not require much to enjoy it.

Pre-Travel Yoga

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You shouldn’t be shy, but feel free to practice your yoga in public. This is especially true if you’re travelling often, and stretching out in the airport may become your routine. There’s no better preparation for a lengthy flight than doing warrior poses or sun salutations at the airport. The dancer’s or Tree can prepare you for the flight in no time. Add a couple of breathing exercises to the mix with equal inhalations and exhalations, alongside Breath of Fire too. Furthermore, it’s always great to do some pre-travel yoga and meditation at home as well, and completely prepare yourself for the new surroundings. Nerve-soothing yin yoga postures are perfect for those who suffer from anxiety during the travel.

 

Connect w/ Your Authentic Self

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Whether you’re travelling the country or visiting the other side of the world, be sure to find time for Sadhana. If you manage to control your jet lag, practice it between 4 and 7 a.m. for the best results. The mind will be the most quiet and you won’t have trouble meditating. Whether you opt for breathing exercise, meditation or yoga, it’s important to just introduce Sadhana to an everyday routine. Since constant change of time zones and seasons can be stressful for the body, Sadhana will offer you a victory over time and space, rewarding you with the sense of self-victory as well. It’s all about the feeling like you’re incapable of being defeated, which is what travelling yogis need the most, considering travelling can be rather strenuous.

 

Inexpensive Accommodation

Practicing yoga for 5 years has given me the better perspective of the world, taught me how to be a better person and improved my way of life, which is why I decided to practice it all around the world. While it may seem as an expensive hobby, it will actually pay off by offering spiritual balance and much peaceful mind, alongside healthy body. What’s more, just because you want to visit a certain foreign country, it doesn’t have to mean you should spend a fortune on accommodation. On the contrary, one of the best ways for you to experience the best of a country, and still have a nice stay is to do some house sitting and save money on accommodation. Use the time to look for some of the great yoga centres or practice it on your own at the house you’d sit.

 

Find a Yoga Event to Travel To

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Winter is the perfect time to fully connect to your inner yogi and use all the energy to immerse yourself in a relaxing winter retreat, and enjoy all the wonders of yoga. Whether you choose to stay a week, two or an entire month, Winter Sadhana Retreat will offer you time for personal development, practice, and study. You can develop art, inspirational pursuits, or just take the time to relish the silence and connect to your mind. The retreat is amazing for anyone who’d like to set their own pace and develop yoga practice the way they think is best for them. With Yoga Nidra relaxation, Karma Yoga, guided meditation and Havan, Winter Sadhana Retreat in New Zealand will be the perfect choice for July travelling.

 

Final Thoughts

Practicing yoga on the road can be as exciting as doing it at home or in your favourite retreat. What’s more, getting to know all the lovely destinations, and meet new people while learning more about yoga will only offer you new experiences that you’ll learn plenty from. Therefore, hit the road and you’ll get used to airport stretching and morning Sadhana in a blink of an eye.

 

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