Got the summer travel bug? Remember to add some yoga to your travel days and nights.
Child's Pose on the road
I encourage my student's to do a little bit of yoga everyday, even (and especially) when they are traveling. I took a weekend road trip recently in a rented camper van. I could stand up in the van but didn't have enough room for full sun salutations. So I did a few yoga poses on my air mattress before and after bed.
Twisting right and left in the van
Happy Baby on the ceiling
It's a great idea to stretch in any way possible when you are on the road. All of the sitting and holding the body in one position for too long is damaging. If you can get up every couple hours and stretch, do it. Set reminders on your phone to stop driving and take a stretch break. Or, when you are on the airplane, get up and walk the aisle and stretch.
If you have room in your suitcase or backpack to bring a foam roller or tennis ball, do that too. You can massage the feet, calves, hips, buttocks, shoulders -- anything that feels knotted and needs some relief.
And no need for yoga clothes, pajamas work just fine in bed, in the tent, in the camper, or on the hotel room or guest room floor. Yay!