So, I have been on the road for almost 2 weeks. I finally got home last night and got to sleep in my own bed and shower in my own shower. It's hard being away from your home. Your home is what gives us our grounding. Being able to carry on your routine without having to adjust here and there is super important. Alas, it's not something that can happen every time.
Trust me, I travel quite a bit. It's not easy. Having a good routine while traveling is so important. Otherwise everything inside of you gets jacked up. Your digestion isn't functioning properly, maybe you're bloated all the time, I don't know. The after effects of traveling are too many to list right now.
BUT! I wanted to spotlight share one item for you that helps me with keeping my routine down. Yoga and pranayama (or breath work) are so important in my daily routine. I wake up way earlier than I would like just so that I can start my day with both.
If you've tried, you know that traveling with a full blown yoga mat is really hard. It's heavy, cumbersome, and a little annoying to carry onto the plane with you. So, I have some good news. I've found a great little mat that has been the perfect travel companion.
The Manduka eKO SuperLite Travel Yoga Mat is lightweight and crazy thin! The best part, you can fold it up and pack it right away. The grip is great so you don't have to worry about slipping all around. I literally plop it in my bag, roll it out to wherever I'm going and continue on with routine as usual.
How fantastic is that? Nothing crazy fancy. Simple. Convenient.