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Have Mat Will Travel


When traveling it is easy to fall off the wagon of your practices. Be it yoga, running, tennis, etc. No matter if you are away for vacation or work it can be hard to fit in time for your health and wellness. I’ve been lucky enough to be traveling between Lake Tahoe and San Francisco for the last week and have needed to make adjustments to my daily routine. When at home I have my meditation and yoga already engrained in my daily life. Sometimes when away, even if it is for vacation it seems easier to opt out of a class and drink some prosecco! Here are three tips to help keep you balanced while traveling (mat not required).



3 Live Light Tips:

1. Take a dog, a puppy dog pose that is.

Although, I do travel with my little puppy I’m talking about the yoga pose “puppy dog”. This can be done anytime anywhere. All you need is a wall, back of a chair, or even a friend to lean on. It is the same shape as a downward facing dog, but your hands are on a wall instead of the floor.

2. Breathe deeply, and often.

No matter if you are online to buy coffee, waiting to check in for your flight, or sitting having drinks with friends. Take a moment to pause and breathe deeply. You can stay put or head to the bathroom and breath three times in through your nose and out your mouth. Fill your lungs fully and then expel excess air. You’ll quickly feel better after a few deep belly breaths.

3. Stay in bed, and do a happy baby!

Before hoping out of bed in the morning or winding down for sleep. Use those few extra moments to try the yoga pose happy baby. Pull your knees into your chest and grab the soles of your feet or ankles. Rock from side to side. Staying for at least five big inhales and exhales. Release and then give yourself a hug. Be thankful to yourself for taking a few moments to be present and be in touch with your body.



5 Simple Yoga Poses to Help you Relax After a Flight

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When we travel, no matter how excited we are about our trip, when we finally arrive at our destination we can feel tired and worn out. The following five yoga poses are helpful to get your body grounded and relaxed at the beginning of your trip, after a flight or long car ride. These postures are great for all levels of yogis and can be done on a mat or in a bed.

To read more and try the 5 yoga poses click here.


Go Someplace New

“Once a year, go some place you’ve never been before.” Dalai Lama

Travel is a wonderful time to experience new places, foods, people, and cultures. This November Pravassa and I are leading a vacation in Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Thailand is a magical place, and I’m excited to see many new things this trip.

The journey begins in the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, and continues in the mountains outside of Chiang Mai. Our daily practice of wellness through yoga, meditation and cultural exploration will increase strength and flexibility in your body, mind, spirit and soul fostering a new sense of self half way around the world. Open your heart and be welcomed with kindness by the friendly Thai people who would love to show you their Buddhist culture and way of life.

November 14-23, 2013

Questions? bookings@pravassawellnesstravel.com or +1 646 389 0208


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Yoga + Yarn Retreat at Good Commons

Join Liza November 3-6, 2011for the 2nd annual Yoga + Yarn Retreat at Good Commons!

Unwind during a relaxing weekend in Vermont. Explore yoga, knitting, massage, delicious foods, and more. Play, de-stress, and cultivate the meditative nature of yoga and knitting.

Good Commons is a magical and relaxing place, which makes it a wonderful retreat location to learn to knit or refresh your skills with expert knitter Nancy Laird and yoga instructor Liza Laird.

Liza & Nancy are a dynamic duo that will take you through how to practice yoga + knit!

No previous experience required! All levels welcome.

Email retreats@lizalaird.com today to register!