Practical travel tips for globe trotting yogis

Practical travel tips for globe trotting yogis

I travel (a lot), and keeping up a yoga practice when I am abroad is hard. Hell, a lot of time keeping up a yoga practice at home can sometimes feel like a serious challenge!

But over time I have come to realise its vital for me. If I don't make time every day for even a short practice I start to unravel. I get unhappy, stiff, and anxious. Not what I want to add to the mix when I am away.

So here is how I take my practice on the road (or the plane).

I'm not a tree hugger, but ...

I'm not a tree hugger, but ...

Yesterday, during a day long retreat with Mimi Kuo-Deemer, we talked a lot about wood and trees. With the invitation to go out at lunchtime and ask a tree what wisdom it had to share with us. 

Now, I really want to be the kind of free spirit who can hug a tree without batting an eyelid, and not worry about anyone else batting an eyelid either. But a significant part of me, the British stiff upper lipped part, the part that really really really cares what other people think of me, just can't do it! Even the option of placing my third eye on the tree and pretending to be stretching my hamstrings was too far out of the box for me.