How To Continue Your Yoga Practice While Traveling

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When you travel, it can be difficult to devote a full hour to a daily yoga practice. That being said, you can benefit by spending a few minutes each day in quiet reflection, to shift your perspective and appreciate the adventure. Here are four easy tips on how to continue your yoga practice while traveling.

1. Travel can be stressful. Yoga helps relieve stress and muscular tension.

This can lead to fatigue and possibly injury if we don’t address it regularly.
While yoga is more than just stretching, a continued practice gradually lengthens and strengthens muscle tissue keeping us safe and strong.
Try These Yoga Poses:

Cat and Cow Flow to gently stretch your spine

Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) to stretch your hamstrings and calves, and alleviate tension in your low back

Eagle Pose (Garudasana) stretches your upper back and shoulders, as well as your glutes and hips

Half Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana) stretches your hip flexors and quads on one side, and your glutes on the other

2. Plan a simple practice sequence.

Have either written down, committed to memory or even recorded somewhere, a few simple routines that you can always go to. This is especially helpful if you don’t have a usual self- practice and are used to taking classes and only practicing under the guidance of your teacher.

3. You can practice yoga anywhere.

Many hotels offer yoga classes, you can drop into many local studios, or you can simply find a quiet corner of an airport and move through your favorite poses before boarding your next flight.
You don’t need any special equipment for yoga on the road. Just your body and enough space to stretch out.

4. Yoga boosts your energy.

The final reason to incorporate yoga while traveling is that yoga can give you an energy boost. Even if you’re not traveling through time zones, travel is still tiring. A 15-20 yoga flow helps get your blood flowing, oxygen moving and reduces your stress levels – all of which increase energy.

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