7 Reasons Yoga is an Excellent Travel Companion

Travel Yoga as it is fondly called these days, has been on the rise for quite some time. The number of individuals visiting yoga retreats around the world along with the number of individuals hoping to take along their yoga poses with them on holiday has increased significantly. So much so, that choosing yoga while traveling has become an integral part of the lifestyle of many travelers. Here are 7 reasons why even you can choose to do some yoga while traveling.

  1. It Enables You to Take a Break From the Fast Paced World

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The fast-paced world we live in leaves us with little or no time to take care of our bodies. Yoga can help you forget all the worries related to your fast paced life and travel at your own pace. Practicing yoga during your holiday will re-energize your body and mind to the extent that you will be a completely new person by the time you get ready to jump back into your daily routines.

  1. It Helps You Forget Painful Memories

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Yoga helps you unwind. It helps you de-stress your body and mind. It also helps you let go of those painful memories you are holding onto till now. By traveling and doing yoga while at it, you will be opening up a part of your soul you never knew existed till now. You will find yourself opening up to challenges and expressing yourself in a way you can never express with words. This, in turn, will help you deal with those painful memories and abolish them from your system completely.

  1. It Will Protect You From Back Pain, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Other Travel Related Issues

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Traveling for long distances in a bus or car can leave you with a stiff back or deep vein thrombosis wherein blood clots start to form in your body. With yoga, you can choose to get up and do some stretches in order to relax those tightened up muscles. It can also save your life in the case of deep vein thrombosis which if not taken care of immediately, can lead to conditions like strokes, aneurysm and even death.

  1. It Helps You Meet and Mingle With Locals

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Maybe you are not the social type. Not to worry. Yoga can help you meet and mingle with locals very easily. There are local yoga communities and retreats in nearly every destination in the world. Yoga will help you get in touch with these communities and retreats, thus literally becoming like family with all of these individuals.

  1. Yoga Helps You See Another Side of a Popular Destination

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Contrary to the popular notion that a lively destination with parties and clubs can have nothing to do with a peaceful holiday, you can see a destination in a completely different light in many ways. And yoga happens to be one of those ways. Yoga allows you to step into the quieter parts of an otherwise lively destination. These are worlds apart from their partying contemporaries and enable you to relax and unwind after a night full of partying.

  1. It Helps You Soak up Different Cultures

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Yoga has been adapted by nearly every other country in the world over the years. Every country has added its own cultural variations to the practice as well. Hence, choosing yoga during travel will allow you to soak up different cultures while sweating it out with newly found friends.

  1. It Will Help You Cope with Travel Hassles Better

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Yoga will no doubt help you cope with hassles in a better way. Maybe your luggage got stuck in the airport. Or maybe it started raining right when you were about to go out. Instead of fussing about it, yoga will help you control your mind and divert its attention to more productive actions like watching a movie or perhaps playing an indoor game.

Yoga can help you a lot while traveling. With yoga travel on the rise, a lot of individuals have opted to practice yoga while on holiday as well. These reasons will definitely help you make up your mind about the same as well.

Dr Prem Jagyasi (c)

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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