Creating a simple yoga travel kit is a great way to take your yoga practice with you wherever you go…
Here’s what to put together to create a simple yoga travel kit that will keep your yoga practice going no matter where your travels take you, according to MindBodyGreen.com:
1. A yoga mat.
At the very top of your yoga travel kit list is a yoga mat. YoGo has a great travel mat made for this purpose exactly, as does Manduka. It is lightweight and portable, and easy to take with you, even on an airplane.
2. Helpful yoga practice and meditation apps.
Another great tool to have that can fit in the palm of your hand is your cellphone. Yes, tech can help you be more mindful. Download a few apps that will support you while you take your practice on the go. Some really popular apps for meditation are Headspace: Guided Meditation and Insight Timer. Let your mind find some clarity and ease with these relaxing apps. If you’re craving some movement, try the extremely popular Cody app. The Cody app will link you to great prerecorded classes by some of the most amazing yoga teachers. With just a tap of your app, you can have an affordable and private yoga or meditation class in the comfort of your own room!
3. Essential oils.
While not absolutely necessary, bringing a few of your favorite essential oils with you can help ground you into your yoga practice more quickly, and if you use them at home it can be an easy way to make an unfamiliar space feel a bit more friendly.
4. Proper attire.
I recommend bringing a comfortable tee and yoga pants to practice in. If you’re like me, you may even want to travel in them so they won’t take up any extra room in your suitcase!
5. Studio itinerary.
If you are traveling to a place that is unfamiliar, it might be a nice treat for your mind and body to jump into a yoga class when you get there. Going online to search for a few studios near your destination ahead of time, as simple as it sounds, can make a huge difference because time is of the essence when traveling! Add this studio itinerary to your yoga kit or look some classes up while you are at your destination. This can be a fun way to get acquainted with your locale or allow you to see a place you have visited before in a new light.
Long layover? Some airports now offer yoga classes! Check your itinerary ahead of time to see if you’re passing through an airport with a yoga studio.
Just because you’re traveling doesn’t mean you have to give up the benefits of your yoga practice! These simple items can help you have a more enjoyable travel experience, while keeping your body limber and your mind stress-free.