Summer Yoga Tips

Now that we’re officially past Memorial Day weekend, summer is on, and after a long slog through 2020, many of us are ready to hit the road and enjoy traveling. For the committed yogi, traveling can be a little bit of a challenge, but with just a little bit of forethought, yogis can maintain their practice while hitting the road this summer.

Pick up a travel mat

My first tip is to pick up a travel mat. These mats are often smaller and more light weight, which makes them easy to pack and to roll out in almost any hotel room or space you may be staying in during your travels.

Use the Mindbody App
On your travels, you can use the Mindbody App just as you use it to book your classes at YAM. You can use it to explore studios and classes in whatever town you’re visiting, and you can even book and pay through the app!

Utilize YouTube
If you’re not interested in checking out a new studio, you can explore the many online yoga practices available on YouTube. Many of these practices are thirty minutes or less, perfect for the traveling yogi. Some popular YouTube instructora are Yoga with Adrienne, Leslie Fightmaster, and Yoga by Candace.

Lower your Expectations

Keep in mind that even though you’re trying your best, things are not to be the same as they are at home. You may have family interrupt your practice. You may not have as much time to devote to practicing. However, try not to be discouraged. What’s important is that you’re maintaining your consistent practice even when conditions are challenging.

Find some Quiet Time
If you’re traveling with your family, try to find quiet time to roll your mat out. This could mean waking up before everyone else, or staying up after everyone else has gone to sleep, but it can make it easier to maintain your practice when you have even twenty minutes of quiet time to fit in a quick practice to start or end your day.