How to Maintain a Yoga Practice While Traveling:
10 Experts Share Their BEST Tips for Practicing Yoga Around the World
Practicing yoga while traveling can feel frustrating & impossible.
Jet lag, lack of space, decreased energy, & all that jazz can stop you from practicing yoga while on the road.
I get it, I’ve been there time & time again.
Let’s exchange these feelings with new & powerful strategies.
To provide you with the most value, I reached out to traveling yoga experts and asked for their help.
It’s my goal to help you practice yoga & traveling the world, so I thought I’d enlist some help.
Here’s what these 11 experts said when I asked:
“What are your tricks for maintaining your yoga practice while traveling?”
Before we get started, grab your Free Traveling Yoga Lover’s sequence. You’ll want this sequence because it’s designed to aid in the negative effects on the body from travel.
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All photos were taken from the expert’s Instagram account. Click on each photo to view it on their page.
Morgan (The Southern Yogi)
Matt Giordano (The Yogi Matt)
I love to take yoga classes in local studios while I travel. When there isn’t a place close by or if my schedule doesn’t permit, I just lay down a mat, or get on the ground and move. Motivation is generally the problem for most people. Remind yourself how great you’re going to feel WHILE you stretch, and AFTER. Every little bit counts. Wiggle around. Find a flow that you like or make one up. Just move. Once it’s part of your daily experience, it will be natural to practice wherever you go.
Alex Tacket (Yogi Saurus)
Since I practice asana almost daily, when I travel, I actually work on trying to surrender my commitment to the routine of my asana practice. Having to let go of control over when and where I get to practice ends up being a yoga practice in itself…. To keep me grounded on the go, I make sure to bring my Insight meditation app (it’s free!) with me so that I can get some quality meditation in during a free moment. I make sure to play it before bed every night so that I can be (mostly) mindful wherever I am. I also try to find and interesting places to practice asana while I’m on the move (in airports!) and at outdoor landmarks that I visit. I often end up meeting people this way and it tends to make for some awesome memories from my trip.
Rachel Smolinski’s (SmoSheFlows) .
Taylor Harkness (TJ Hark):
Florence Shih (Yoga Wine Travel):
May is the month of the traveling yoga lover!
To kick off high tourist season here in the United States, we are going to be celebrating The Exploring Yoginis all month! Here is what you have to look forward to!
- The Traveling Yoga Lover’s App List
- Traveling for Yoga Article (May 7th)
- #Jetsetyoginis Instagram Yoga Challenge (May 15-25)
- Summer Yoga Fun in the Sun Article (May 21)
- The Exploring Yogini Packing List (May 28)
There you go! The BEST strategies for practicing yoga while on the road from the experts!
Like everything else in life, don’t forget to explore your options. Try out these tactics, use what works & leave the rest. Perhaps you’ll find that something completely different works well for you!
Here’s what to do next:
1.) THANK these experts for sharing their yoga travel wisdom with you today. Use the Click to Tweet buttons throughout the post, and the Share buttons on the left to thank them on social!
2.) RECEIVE your the yoga sequence designed specifically for the travel lover, it is full of yummy stretches to help you feeling your best while traveling.