Updated: Jun 23, 2019
This weekend I am taking some time out in an AirBnB in Blairgowrie. My partner and I love weekends away and have found the joys of booking non-expensive adventures out of Melbourne regularly to see different places and experience different environments. But that's not the point of this post, this is about yoga. Yoga is my tool for helping destress, feel connected, tend to aches and pains and creating calm in my entire body. I did some outdoor yoga this weekend between beach walks and snacks in bed.
Here are some tips for integrating yoga into your trips away.
Breath is key to connect with your body and disconnect from your usual stressors. Basic Breath Awareness can go a long way. Also gently introducing diaphragmatic breathing teaches you how to breathe more fully and consciously.
2. Keep it simple
I always keep a yoga mat in the car but if you don't have one don't worry. Rolling around on the carpet or grass is ok. If you have an exisiting practise go for it, otherwise YouTube is always your friend. I like Yoga with Adrienne.
3. Listen to your body
When you go away on long car trips, a different bed, rushing around etc can all take a toll on us. Listen to your body and move it where it guides you. Tend to yourself with kindness and compassion.
4. Keep it short and sweet
Practise as long as you like but don't put pressure on yourself, you are on vaccay and there are brunches to be had. We are more likely to get into the habit of doing something if we make it enjoyable and sustainable
Don't forget your unicorn leggings! or whatever makes you feel like magic :)