Essential Yoga Gear for Travelers

Travel Yoga Gear You Can Take on Your Next Trip

Yoga has countless benefits, especially for business travelers. You can strengthen your mind and body while preparing for the day ahead or destressing after a long day.  Yoga is also a great choice for travelers since it requires minimal equipment. Hate the hotel gym? No problem- travel yoga can be practiced in your hotel room or even outside. Yoga is also a great way to kill time at the airport and keep yourself from getting stiff from inactivity on a travel day.

Truly, you can practice yoga without any equipment. But, equipment definitely makes yoga easier and in some cases safer. We have found essential travel yoga gear that will not take up much space in your suitcase. Plus, if you go to the trouble of packing yoga gear, you are much more likely to practice yoga during your trip!

Travel Yoga Gear

Travel Yoga Mats

If you only invest in one piece of equipment, make it a yoga mat. The yoga mat will prevent slipping and increase stability. Yoga mats made for travel will be thinner than normal yoga mats to take up less space in transit. Here are a few travel yoga mats to consider.

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PRANA NOMAD Travel Lightweight Yoga Mat

Weight: 2.9 lbs | Size: 68″ x 24″|  Thickness: 3mm | Color: Indigo Blue |$46 | Buy it at Prana

Manduka eKO Superlight Travel Yoga & Pilates Mat

Weight: 2 lbs | Size: 68″ x 24″ |  Thickness: 1.55mm | Color: Acia, Arise, Marble, Fortitude, Midnight, Raisin, New Moon  |$40-$45 | Buy it on Amazon

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Gaiam Foldable Yoga Mat

Weight: 1.8 lbs | Size: 68″ x 24″ |  Thickness: 2mm | Color: Blue, Grape, Grey, River Rock  |$24-$29 | Buy it on Amazon

Travel Yoga Straps

Yoga straps will take up minimal space in your bag. There are many uses for a yoga strap and they are not just for beginners. Straps come in different lengths, starting at 72″, which may be the most convenient length for travelers (unless you are tall!).  Here are some to consider packing for your next trip.

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Prana Raja Yoga Strap

Length: 72″+ | Material: Woven Cotton |  Color: Koi (shown above), Dragon Fly  |$15 | Buy it on Zappos

 

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Peace Yoga Exercise Strap

Length: 72″+ |  Color: Turquois, Gray, Green, Pink, Purple  |$6 | Buy it on Amazon

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Reehut Fitness Exercise Yoga Strap

Length: 72″+ | Material: Polyester Cotton |  Color: Gray, Green, Black, Pink, Sky Blue, Purple  |$6 | Buy it on Amazon

Travel Yoga Towel

A towel for yoga may sound silly, but believe it or not, yoga will make you sweat. A yoga towel will reduce slipping on your mat. This is obviously something you can pack if you can fit it, but not a main priority unless you are going to go to a hot or outdoor yoga class during your trip.

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Shandali Microfiber Light Weight Yoga Travel Towel

Features: Ultra absorbant, lightweight, quick drying  | Size: 20″ x 40″ | Color: Magic, Green, Pebble, Sky, Sea Grass, Rive Blue (shown above)  |$9 | Buy it on Amazon

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Features: Slip-resistant when moist, lightweight, quick drying  | Size: 16″ x 26″ | Color: Magic, Dark Grey, Purple  |$16 | Buy it on Zappos

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Microfiber Yoga Towel and Sports Towel 

Features: Durable drawstring travel pouch, can take in up to 4x its weight in water, nonslip, skid-less | Size: 32″ x 70″ | Color: Grey  |$11 | Buy it on Amazon

Travel Yoga Blocks

Yoga blocks should be the lowest priority travel yoga item to fit in your bag. Yoga blocks will obviously take up a bit of space in your luggage, but if you have room or you are driving, definitely pack yoga blocks. If you do not have room, you can use items in your hotel instead of blocks.

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Cork Yoga Block by Akting Era

Features: Hollow Core | Size: 4.3’’ x 9’’ x 2.7’ | Weight: 1 lb. | Color: Cork|$12 | Buy it on Amazon

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Reehut Yoga Block

Features: Odor Resistant, Moisture-Proof| Size: 9″x 6″x 4″ | Weight: 11 oz. | Color: Gray, Green, Black, Pink, Blue, Turquois Purple | $7 | Buy it on Amazon

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FoamYoga Brick

Features: Lightweight, Durable| Size: 1″H x 8″W x 12″L | Color: Blue | $9 | Buy it on Amazon

 

Travel Yoga Set

A travel yoga set makes it easy! We found a travel set that has everything you need to practice yoga on the go!

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Yoga Journal Travel Kit

2 oz. Manduka Mat Renew Travel Spray 2oz | Manduka eKO Superlite Yoga Mat in Midnight | Gaiam Stainless Steel Water Bottle | Affirmats I Am Free Towel | Gaiam Essential Block in Robin’s Egg | $99 | Buy it on SwimOutlet

Now that you have the essential gear for yoga on the go, here are a few places you can stream yoga:

 

What essentials do you pack to stay healthy on the road? Please comment below!

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Business Travel Life

Business Travel Life seamlessly integrates a healthy lifestyle into corporate and business travel. We partner with our clients to provide workouts that are achievable on the road. Our clients benefit from the customized level of service and ongoing support we provide.

Kristina Portillo, CPT, MS

Kristina Portillo, MS, is the founder of Business Travel Life. Kristina is a National Association of Fitness Certification (NAFC) credentialed Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach. There are two things that she has been passionate about most of her life. Travel & Fitness. Connect with Kristina on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristinaportillo

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