Travel can be exhausting for the body and spirit and, at times, stressful. It’s important to stay grounded, practice mindfulness, and internal balance while traveling, so that we keep our spirits and energy elevated.

Yoga is one of the simplest and easiest way to do this. Contrary to what you might think, it’s not so difficult to practice yoga traveling.

Yoga Travel Tips to Help Keep Up Your Yoga Practice

Whether you’re looking to stay accountable for your fitness and health, or you want to stay connected to your spiritual self, be sure to follow these tips to keeping up your yoga practice on the road…

Roll out a yoga mat in your hotel

There is usually a common area for guests in any hotel, either by the pool, in a lounge, or on a terrace. Some hotels even have a yoga room or fitness center, and if yoga is really important to you, try to find a hotel with these facilities at the time of booking.

Take your yoga mat with you

Even if you’re traveling with a suitcase, carrying your own mat will ensure you use it. It’s also a familiar tool from home, and something you associate with doing yoga in your daily life.

But, if you have no room in your travel backpack, a towel or a piece of beach or grass will work. You can also invest in a travel yoga mat, or travel mat that you take to the beach, and use this.

Find classes in the area you are in

Nowadays there is a yoga studio in even the most remote parts of the world. If you ever visit the islands in Thailand, or Bali in Southeast Asia, there’s a yoga studio on every corner (a bit like how Starbucks is taking over NYC).

Stay at accommodation that offers yoga classes

Yoga classes are something I keep my eye out for now when booking accommodation. Many resorts offer early morning yoga classes, especially the more luxurious resorts.

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