When traveling, you have less control over your life than when you’re home, making it hard to stick to your practice. You might not have time or space to take yoga classes, and your access to nutritious food might be limited – but with some creativity and flexibility, you can still get yourself in an Asana every now and then. Here is how to practice yoga while traveling so that you can stay in touch with your inner peace no matter where your journey takes you.
Practice Yoga on the Go
Since you’re limited to the hotel room, you can find a calm and quiet spot in your room to do some yoga. A few simple yoga poses are enough to stretch out your body and calm your mind. You don’t need any special equipment; just use whatever is available in your hotel room. If you have a bathtub, that’s great because it gives you space for more complicated poses.
Practice Yoga in Bed
While traveling, you’re not limited to practicing yoga on the floor, in a studio, or in your hotel room. Practicing yoga in bed is easy to stay balanced and connected while getting a good night’s sleep. Use your pillows as props and roll up your blankets into bolsters for extra support.
Find Poses for Small Spaces
Yoga is great because it can be done almost anywhere. Even if you don’t have access to a studio or your own home, you can still practice some poses such as child’s pose (Balasana), down dog, or forward fold. These poses are designed specifically for small spaces and will help you stay fit while traveling.
Use Common Objects as Yoga Props
Don’t have a yoga mat? No worries. If you happen to be traveling with a towel, you can use that as your mat. A towel is more forgiving than a traditional mat—it doesn’t slip around or move when you transition from one pose to another. With a towel as your primary prop, there are dozens of poses available to help increase your flexibility and strength while traveling.
Practicing yoga while traveling is a great way to stay in touch with your body and keep yourself grounded. Hopefully, these tips will help you do just that!