We are in the final stretch of our Expedia Twitter Photo Contest and have had SO much fun seeing all of your pictures of #calm on your travels. For our final post, we wanted to celebrate the calming effect of yoga and travel together. Separate they are powerful. Together yoga and travel can be transformative. Even if you have never practiced yoga or are new to practice, you can’t help but be in awe of someone striking a yoga pose on a beautiful beach or high-atop a mountain.
Yoga and travel have a lot in common. Both open us up to what’s possible. Both offer us the ability to see life in a new light. Both give us a way to recenter ourselves in a chaotic and technologically connected world. According to Deepak Chopra in The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, “Yoga is much more than a system of physical fitness. It is a science of balanced living…Yoga offers the promise of remaining centered in the midst of turbulence.” So, to all you yogis out there, keep on traveling. Here are just a few who dared to “strike a pose” while on their travels. Namaste.
A big thank you to all for sharing their powerful yoga poses while traveling including:
Lisa Black, Shakti Vinyasa
Liz Doyle, LizDoyleYoga
Carina Terra, Terra Yoga
Rebecca Pitzer, Terra Yoga
Regan Pasko, Spira Power Yoga of West Seattle
Dora Gyarmati, Spira Power Yoga of West Seattle
Ali Valdez, Sattva Yoga
Kara Williams, The Vacation Gals
Joan Dandeneau, JoanDandeneau.com