Tips for Travelling Yogi/nis

“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.” (Mahatma Gandhi)

Last week in meditation group we discussed just how easy it is to gradually let your meditation or yoga practice slip away, until one day there is nothing left! Next thing you know, you are feeling the effects of stress and an agitated mind. Fortunately, just like you do when you meditate, you realize what is happening, and make the wise choice to start again from where you are.

One way to support your mindfulness practice is to join a weekly group, or schedule regular check-ins with a coach or a meditation buddy. If you are traveling, here are some things you can do on the road:

  • Try mindfully brushing your teeth (wherever you go, you will have your mouth!)
  • Eat your breakfast in silence, with no TV, books or distractions. Ah, a peaceful
    start to the day!
  • Find a local sangha or yoga class. It can be a lot of fun to connect with new teachers and students. Take your family with you!
  • Use technology: from following your favorite yoga DVD to downloading podcasts to your computer or iPod, having a guide is sometimes just the support you need. Some
    resources include:

Most importantly, remember to practice compassion, for yourself, and for others. Remember to smile.

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Heather Stang

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Heather Stang, M.A. is the author ofMindfulness & Grief and the Frederick Meditation Center founder. She holds a Masters degree in Thanatology (Death, Dying, and Bereavement) from Hood College in Maryland, and is a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy practitioner. She has led mindfulness-based grief workshops for organizations such as the National Fallen Firefighters Association and Hospice of Frederick County, and is a member of the Association of Death Education and Counseling. Heather’s mission is to help people who are grieving to stay healthy and benefit from the transformative experience of grief, using mindfulness-based practices, relaxation, and expressive arts. She has an established practice offering Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy sessions, day-long retreats, and 8 Week Yoga for Grief groups. She is based in Maryland. You can find her on Google +.
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