Yoga practice on holidays: 5 tips to do it
Are you wondering if you can keep a yoga practice on holidays? Yoga must be consistent and regular in order to bring the effects it promises. It’s totally fine to spend a few weeks without practicing, but it’s so much better if you learn how to keep the practice while you enjoy a peaceful time on your time off.
While many people only look to the hard aspects of doing yoga while travelling, others can picture them on the beach, under a pleasant sun practicing asanas gently and calmly, right away.
Let’s face it, neither of the perspectives is accurate to reality. When out of home, there are a set of things that will make it easier to practice, and many others that will be a challenge. After all, doing yoga while wandering between cities, islands, carrying a backpack and in between trekking and a new beach to explore, is not easy. Finding the time to unroll the mat and do yoga is, for sure, a challenge.
Want to know how all about it? Keep reading!
The basics to keep a yoga practice on holidays
1. Yoga mat
Do you have a sticky mat? If you don’t, you should have your own, and if you do, you know that format and weight are not the easiest to pack! A yoga mat is almost impossible to put in a backpack or trolley.
The good news is, there are several options on the market of travel mats! Search online and choose yours or challenge yourself and do not take it with you. Is it really necesssary to do yoga without a mat? Of course not!
2. Yoga clothes for a yoga practice on holidays
You love your yoga clothes, right? It is almost as important as the dress or shoes you choose to go out on a Saturday night. We know how it feels, you love to be confident during your asanas, and that’s perfect!
When traveling though, you probably don’t want to stuff your bags with the double of the clothes. If you’re going to a warm destination, this is not even a problem, any bikini or swim trunks are enough and comfortable. Pyjamas are also a good option as well as the same leggings you use for trekking (or to sleep). If you go to a cold country, definitely put in your mind that a pyjama is a great choice.
3. Place a time to practice
While wandering around, the time is usually scarce, and sometimes there’s not so much space. None of these aspects mean that you can’t do yoga! Adapt your practice to the place and time you have. You can do it in your bedroom, on the beach, on a balcony.
If you chose to do it outdoors, be sure it’s ok for the culture you’re visiting.
If you have doubts, ask for help to your yoga teacher and learn how you can adapt your practice. Also remember, a set of Surya Namaskar and meditation, and it’s perfect!
4. The sequence of a Yoga practice on holidays
We hardly have a life that allows a two-hour practice every day. If you are an adventurous traveler, it’s possible that the same happens while you are on vacation, but if you prefer to stay calm in one place, maybe you have even more time than what you usually do. If you have an idea of the amount of time you’ll have, prepare a practice before going. You can search for a few examples on the internet, building your own or asking a teacher for help.
In any case, remember one thing: we always have five minutes for meditation, and that’s already a great way to stay connected with yourself.
5. Try yoga classes
Nowadays, yoga is spread around the globe. It’s quite likely that your destination offers yoga classes, and it’s a great way to enjoy a few hours of your day. It will undoubtedly be different from what you usually do, but it is always an exciting experience.
Finding time to do yoga in this hectic life is always a challenge and during holidays it won’t be much different. However, yoga is a way to keep the connection with yourself, to keep the energy levels up and a calm approach to life, so crucial in holidays as in your day-to-day.
Try it on and have the best holidays of your life!
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