Finding peace and tranquillity in today’s fast-paced world can be challenging. However, a yoga weekend away can restore harmony and balance to your life. But before you head off and escape your hectic schedule, you need to consider what yoga weekend away essentials to take so you’re ready to enjoy every minute of relaxation and rejuvenation. Let’s look at these ‘must takes’ now.
Yoga Weekend Away Essentials #1: Mat Attack
If you have a yoga mat, then make sure you pack it as it’s an essential. However, if you don’t, then don’t be overly concerned as there are many yoga mats available to purchase at short notice. But just remember that not all are created equal. The best yoga mat for you is one that’s the right length to fit all of your body–from head to toe. Then there’s a range of thicknesses suited to yoga requirements. If possible, also try and get hold of a travel-friendly version; certain brands sell foldable yoga mats designed specifically for yogis who want to take their practices with them while travelling.
If you don’t have enough time to get a mat before you head off it’s not the end of the world. Just contact the retreat you’re heading to beforehand to make sure they have spares, most do. Of course, they often charge a hire fee for these. So, just bear in Ming that overgetting mat may incur an additional charge.
You may also find a yoga mat that’s not specially for you might not be as comfortable as one you’ve picked for yourself. Plus, it may not look as funky adding to your overall relaxation experience.
Yoga Weekend Away Essentials #2: Booty Call
Despite popular belief, yoga isn’t just about the poses. It’s also an important part of yoga to stay physically active and exercise regularly. This means that when you go away for a yoga weekend you may need to take clothing that offers you comfort, warmth and support.
Many studios are heated during winter months and air-conditioned during hotter ones. This enables your body to move well despite the season and it prevents muscle stiffness. However, it’s still a good idea for you to wear comfortable layers which will allow you to shed if things get too hot.
Leggings, loose, stretchy trousers, sports tops and clothing that breathes is ideal. Just make sure that these fit well and are supportive so that your assets are covered and stay put when you’re bending, stretching doing inversions. Seriously, no-one wants to be confronted with an eye-full while they’re trying to relax. In fact, for someone people this may make them anxious and ruin their weekend completely.
Also, make sure you pack an outfit for dinners and excursions. Something smart, but neat and casual, should be ideal. Plus, it’s an idea to remember that if you’re in another country that you consider their customs. Some regions require clothing to cover the body. So, off the shoulder numbers or shorty-shorts might be offensive or breech laws.
Yoga Weekend Away Essentials #3: Funky Footwear
Comfortable, easy-to-remove footwear is also a must. Sandles, flip-flops, slip-ons and other simple footwear are the best as these takes seconds to put on and take off. In addition, take a pair of runners and shoes for outings. You never know where you’ll be going to on your weekend away–a mystery tour could be on the cards.
Yoga Weekend Away Essentials #4: Water Bottle Boodle
Don’t forget your water bottle boodle. Staying hydrated is extremely important, especially when you’re working up a sweat. Make sure to bring along your favourite water bottle so that you can keep drinking all throughout your practice. If you’re attending a yoga retreat in a hot climate, remember to drink plenty of fluids even when you’re not practising– dehydration is never fun.
Yoga Weekend Away Essentials #5: All Terrain Trippin’
Depending on the yoga retreat your visiting, you may need to plan suitable transportation. If the retreat is located in a rural area or somewhere that isn’t easy to get to, make sure you have considered all of the options such as visiting edmunds before booking. Sometimes it can be more affordable and convenient to fly into a nearby city and take a taxi or shuttle up to the retreat centre.
Yoga Weekend Away Essentials #6: Picture & Document This
It’s important to document all of your adventures, and yoga retreats are certainly no exception. Make sure you bring along a small digital camera, iPad or your mobile with camera and a journal an pen. These essential items will let you capture beautiful, moments and memories on your weekend away. Plus, they’ll let you increase your restorative therapy.
Yoga Weekend Away Essentials #7: Full On Rest & Relaxation
The most important thing to remember when going on a yoga retreat is to rest and relax, as well as enjoy yourself. Leave all your worries and concerns behind an focus on you and your practice. De-stress from the demands of everyday life. So forget about work, school, and all of your other obligations for the weekend and simply enjoy some peace and quiet.
Yoga Weekend Away Essentials: Key Takeaways
These are just a few of the yoga weekend away essentials that you’ll need to remember. By being prepared, you can ensure that you have the best time possible so you come back feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Just to recap yoga weekend always essentials include:
- A yoga mat that’s ideally just for you.
- Clothing that suits the climate, region, type of exercise you’re doing and is mindful of others.
- Footwear that’s easy to put-on and remove.
- Refillable water bottle.
- Suitable transportation.
- A camera, journal and pen to capture those memorable moments.
- Resting and relaxing and forgetting about everything stressful.
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