You’re all set for your beach vacation — that’s awesome!
But wait. Where’s your yoga mat? You can definitely keep your practice active even if you’re away from home.
Being a member of #yogalife has its perks. If you’re traveling with another yogi, encourage each other to spread mats together. If your significant other is coming along but doesn’t practice yoga, ask if they’ll indulge you once.
Advice: Play your regular playlist. Or let the sounds of the ocean be your soundtrack. There are few things more soothing than yoga and the sea!
If yours is the only yoga mat bundled up in your luggage, that’s okay, too. The serenity of unfurling your mat on the sand? Experiencing a favorite practice in a brand-new environment? Definite pluses. Have a mat, will travel, right?
Advice: Stay on schedule! Practice on days and at times you usually would. You’ll feel proud that you kept it up.
Doesn’t the prospect of practicing on the shore tempt you? Our meditative mind melds with the energy of the sea. This can enhance the experience! Sea spray and waves crashing surround you as you live in the moment.
Advice: If meditation is part of your practice, take time for that, too. Sit on your mat, close your eyes, and start breathing in the waves before yoga.
This is an example of the simplicity of yoga. You don’t need a mat! You might find that it slides anyway, depending on the sand. The beach will support your poses and savasana. In this case, no mat, no problem.
Advice: Hold your poses longer than usual in the sand. Your body will have to work harder, so it’ll be more of a full-body workout.
The hospitality of a yoga community might be what you need. Beach Waves Yoga offers classes from beginner to advanced. The same mindful instruction applies to all. Gentle, yet challenging. Drop by and see.
Advice: Arrive 10 minutes before class. Choose a spot you feel comfortable in and set up your mat. This will ease the anxiety you might feel in a new place.
Raise your vibration with an escape to a place with a mindful pace: Litchfield Inn. You’ll find clean accommodations and the serenity of a beachfront condo. And the restaurant scene is top-notch. Look at current specials, and make plans to get away today.