Today, I have a guest blogger! Wes would like to share with us how to stay on the yogic path while traveling. Here he is:
My name is Wes Vonn and I am a fitness and healthy living devotee. I stay fit and eat healthy less for my body but more for the energy levels, better mood, and the ability to sleep through the night that a healthy lifestyle seems to provide me. My new blog is located at http://vonnpumpup.blogspot.com/
Yoga For the Traveler-Staying in Balanced on the Road
It’s easy for people to fall completely off track when a person has a hectic travel schedule. Professionals who frequently travel now have more options than ever to help them stick to their yoga routine while on the road. Yoga for the traveler has never been so easy.
Keeping up with Yoga on the Road
One can find hotel establishments that offer yoga classes before booking accommodations. Hotels now understand the importance of being able to accommodate their travelers, and many are now offering yoga classes for their customers. Some hotels even offer in-room equipment to their travelers. Performing some due diligence before booking hotel options is definitely a recommendation of mine. On a recent trip to Las Vegas I was able to book a hotel with great yoga classes because I looked into it before I even booked the hotel. I searched many different reviews of the top Las Vegas Hotels and found that the hotel that I eventually booked had the best amenities for my personality and fitness level. Doing due diligence on hotels before traveling absolutely goes beyond just price and luxury. Looking at prices and then going from there to reviews of the hotels that are comparable in price is the best way to do it.
Downloading yoga videos is another way to keep up with the routine while traveling. Many of the gurus and yoga experts create and publish content online for business travelers and those who enjoy practicing it privately. This options allows a a person to practice when it’s most convenient.
Joining a gym with locations nationwide is convenient for traveling professionals who practice yoga. When signing up for a membership, a person can request information on locations in areas where he or she conducts the most business on the road. Many of these facilities publish their class schedules completely online.
Some airport locations are now offering yoga rooms to their patrons. In a major airport in San Francisco, a person can get in a quick session by stopping by the yoga room. The San Francisco International Airport is one of the first airports to offer such amenities to travelers. The Dallas-Fort Worth airport now has its own yoga room and has even created walking trails to serve the health-conscious crowd.
What are the benefits of yoga?
Yoga has been shown to lower stress and blood pressure for people on all levels. Research published by the University of Westminster showed yoga intervention to be extremely effective in treating people with depression. It improves balance, mood and memory. It’s also known to improve flexibility and reduce pain symptoms in some.
Busy travelers find it stressful to achieve proper work life balance. Sticking to a workout routine is the hardest for traveling professionals. Busy travelers who practice yoga can maintain their schedules on the road in various ways by taking advantage of gyms, media downloads, and generous amenities offered by hotels.