Don’t you wish that there was something that you could take with you when you travel that would keep you fit, calm you down when things get stressful and help you enjoy the moment? Well, there is – a yoga practice. Getting into the habit of doing yoga, even for only 15-20 minutes every day, is very good for you and is an excellent habit for travellers or backpackers making their way around the world. Here are some of the reasons why travel with yoga is a great idea:
It’s Extremely Portable
Yoga is an exercise that requires no gym and no expensive equipment. A yoga mat is nice, but if you don’t have one with you a towel on the floor will do. You can do it anywhere – in your hotel room, on the beach, in the park. Yoga videos and instructions can be downloaded to your phone no matter where you are in the world. There’s no need to sign up or register, just get started.
It’s Physical Activity But It Doesn’t Leave You Soaked in Sweat
Some exercises are impractical to do when you are travelling, because you don’t always have access to a shower. You may be boarding a bus that afternoon and you’ve checked out of your hotel, but you have a few hours and you want to do something active. Yoga will not usually make you sweat profusely, so you can travel with yoga without worrying about soaking your clothes and smelling terrible if you are in transit later.
It Helps You Stay Grounded
Yoga is not only good for the body, it is also good for the mind. When you do yoga you practice deep breathing and awareness of the present moment. This is great because it reduces stress and will help you to live in the now, rather than worrying about the future or dwelling on the past. This can be incredibly important when dealing with the stresses and uncertainties of travel. Also, when you focus on the present moment you will be more aware of your surroundings and you will take in the sights, smells, sounds and sensations of your travel destination on a more profound level.
Travel With Yoga Will Keep You Healthy
Yoga has a number of excellent health benefits. The healthier you are, the more you will have the energy and stamina to explore the world. Also, when you are healthy you will enjoy your travels more and you will not miss out on experiences due to fatigue or poor health. A regular yoga practice will improve your flexibility, build muscle strength, keep your joints supple, protect your spine, improve your bone health, increase your blood flow, boost your immune system, lower your blood pressure and much more.
These are just a few reasons why travel with yoga is a great idea for travellers and how it can improve your health and enhance your travels.