While I cherish the familiarity of my regular home practice, there is something truly special about practicing while you’re away.
Here is where I’ve been unrolling my mat lately on the beautiful island of Maui. In case you can’t tell from this photo, that’s the ocean off in the distance.
If you practice yoga in any way, I strongly encourage you to bring your mat with you when you travel. Remember this shot from my trip to Venice last year?…
Nothing – and I mean nothing – compares to a practice on the road. Not only does it offer a new perspective, but it also allows you to more fully immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of the culture you are visiting. (And I won’t even mention the benefits that come with unwinding the body after being crammed into a tiny airplane seat for hours!)
So the next time you find yourself away from home, give it a try. Even if you are confined to a hotel room, crack the window, breathe deeply and begin with just a few sun salutations. You won’t be sorry.