6 ways to maintain your yoga practice while traveling

Yoga and travel are the best combinations we can dream of. Travel gives us new horizons, challenges us, teaches us new things, connecting us with new people. And yoga? Yoga does the same, right? But at the same time, yoga balances us, grounds us, makes us more healthy and give us a new perspective.

As a yoga enthusiast, I can not give up yoga practice no matter where I am. But why should I do that? I have prepared a few tips on how to maintain your yoga practice while traveling. These tips will help you keep up with your healthy habits, and at the same time, overcome stress from the new location and relax after long walks and flights.

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Breathing and Meditation practice during the flight

You can start your practice while on the plane. For some people, flying is not a favorite thing. The time can be used to do some breathing exercises or for a brief meditation. We should not forget that yoga is much more than one or two asanas.

Create your own yoga place

Once you arrive, whether in the hotel or Airbnb, create your yoga place. If you don’t bring your yoga mat, you can also use the bed for your morning or evening practice.

Use YouTube or mobile yoga apps

If you do not have the inspiration to create your own flow, you can play 10-20 minutes of video on YouTube (or favorite yoga app on your phone), which will be enough to move your body and calm your mind.

Check out local yoga studios

The best thing about traveling and yoga is to connect with other people, with the community. You can check out some local yoga studio and get out of your comfort zone. You will dive into the atmosphere of the city in a very different way, you will meet new people, and of course, you will practice yoga.

Find new ways to practice

Walking through the new streets, seeing new places, parks, etc, we may have a whole new idea of how to practice in a different way than usual. We can provoke ourselves and go outside the mat, experiment, do something new. Why not?

Enjoy the moment

Nothing is necessary. If you do not feel the need to do yoga every day, let it be. It is important to build a habit, not a schedule. Yoga teaches us to appreciate the moment, to be here and now. Traveling is the best way to be aware of all these things. Appreciate the moment when you wake up at a totally new place and bed, appreciate the taste of the different food and all the new places you visit.

Have a nice trip.

Namaste,

Moni

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12 Comments

    1. omtripsblog October 13, 2018 at 9:11 pm

      Thank you, Rebecca! Happy travels! Namaste!

      Reply
  1. jocelynpclark October 10, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    I love this! It has made a world of a difference when I travel, if I just practice a little bit of yoga. But I have never thought to visit a local studio. I will definitely try that next time!

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    1. omtripsblog October 11, 2018 at 11:23 am

      I am happy that you found this advice useful! I definitely recommend you to try!

      Reply
  2. No Compass Necessary October 9, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    I love the idea of dropping into a local yoga practice that way you can find different styles you might like and get to know the community a bit more!

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    1. omtripsblog October 9, 2018 at 9:00 pm

      Exactly! You can see the local everyday life from a different perspective not only as passers-by 🙂

      Reply
  3. Annick October 9, 2018 at 11:01 am

    I am a flight attendant and I never even thought of meditating on a flight! This is awesome! I will totally start using these little tips in tricks in my travels and at work! Thank you for sharing 🙂

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    1. omtripsblog October 9, 2018 at 1:25 pm

      I am glad that you found the article helpful! If you have any other questions do not hesitate to drop me a line 🙂

      Reply
  4. Poovanesh October 8, 2018 at 11:47 pm

    I’m sure meditation and simple chair yoga takes the stress out of travel.

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    1. omtripsblog October 9, 2018 at 8:54 am

      Yes, chair yoga is also a good way to practice yoga on the road. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

      Reply
  5. Brittany October 8, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    I love the meditating on a flight. My husband should try that. He hates flying!

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    1. omtripsblog October 9, 2018 at 9:01 am

      There are plenty of good meditation apps and you can also listen to mantras to distract you from the flight. 🙂

      Reply

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