1. Make Room for your Mat
2. Pack Ambiance
No, we really don’t want you bring candles and incense in your pack and light them in the woods. What we mean is don’t skip on the essential oils. Essential oils can really enhance your practice on the go, as well as serve plenty of dual purposes on your trip. They can serve as anti-inflammatory and other first aid replacements. A little dab on your towel, wrists or clothing can really go the extra mile to give you that same relaxing feeling you get in the studio.
3. Bring Your Instructor With You
As nice as it would be for you to pack up your instructor and take them along with you, we know that’s not always an options. What you can do is take advantage of some of the fantastic yoga instructors on YouTube. While they’ll never take the place of your actual instructor in your heart, they are fantastic for keeping up your practice on the road.
4. Wireless Headphones
What better way to listen to your instructor on the road that with wireless headphones. You can’t always choose the noise outside of your tent, hotel or mother-in-law’s house, but you can always cancel it out out with a great pair of wireless headphones. Wireless headphones will move with you in all your poses and you don’t have to worry about any of those pesky wires to get in your way.
5. Modify Your Practice
The best tip we can give you is not to let the break in routine mess with your practice. Doing your yoga in a new place can be a great way to strengthen your practice and build your stamina. Changes happen in your travels all the time, and learning to be able to meditate through them adds another problem-solving skill to your repertoire.
It’s as simple as that! Keeping up with your practice, or starting a new practice, will also help improve strength and stability while on the trail! What are your favorite yoga positions?