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.
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
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.
Prana Raja Yoga Strap
Length: 72″+ | Material: Woven Cotton | Color: Koi (shown above), Dragon Fly |$15 | Buy it on Zappos
Peace Yoga Exercise Strap
Length: 72″+ | Color: Turquois, Gray, Green, Pink, Purple |$6 | Buy it on Amazon
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.
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
Manduka eQua™ Hand Towel
Features: Slip-resistant when moist, lightweight, quick drying | Size: 16″ x 26″ | Color: Magic, Dark Grey, Purple |$16 | Buy it on Zappos
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.
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
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
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!
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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