Travel, whether for business or pleasure, can disrupt your yoga routine. Part of the challenge is making space for the gear. If you’re only away for a weekend do you really want to wrestle with a mat and an extra set of workout clothes?
Luckily, there is some fantastic streamlined gear available to keep your practice on track. Here are six products that will fit easily in your weekend bag.
Having your own yoga mat can make the difference between getting in a session or not, but conventional mats are much too big to carry on. The YOGO mat is a thin, lightweight mat that folds to fit neatly in your bag. It is made from sustainable natural rubber and YOGO plants a tree for every mat sold.
A sleek long-line crop top like this one from Moonchild is a versatile piece that can take you from the yoga studio to out on the town. Wear it as a base layer for daytime exploring then move straight into an evening yoga practice.
The sleek Cobra yoga tee from Ohmme is lightweight and quick-drying, meaning you can work up a sweat, give it a quick handwash in the hotel sink, and have a clean dry shirt in the morning. Its fitted design and quality fabric make it appropriate for all-day wear too.
Keep your running, walking, hiking and cycling options open with ultra-portable, lightweight Vivo Barefoot shoes. Designed to keep you connected to the earth and on the move, they pack down to a fraction of the size of conventional trainers. Several models are made from recycled plastic as well.
These superb swim shorts are made from 100% recycled plastic trash. They are super light and quick-to-dry so perfect for yoga on the road, or laps in the hotel pool.
A good lightweight jacket can keep you covered while you dash to the nearest yoga studio, then take you on to meetings, sightseeing or social engagements. Sustainable yoga clothing brand PrAna makes the stylish Helmken Anorak for men and the sleek moto-style Snider jacket for women.
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