Namaste, Welcome to Love Yoga Love Travel!
We are a group of friends brought together by a shared love of yoga and travel. We’ve experienced the amazing benefits and personal growth from both – that’s why we started this blog! We hope it helps and inspires you to learn, explore and connect more to yourself and the world through yoga and travel.
Anna is our founder and editor. She’s also a seasoned travel writer, blogger, spiritual seeker and a yoga teacher.
Anna fell in love with India and spends most of her time in Goa these days. Her blog www.global-gallivanting.com is a ‘go to’ resource for traveling in India.
Gemma is a certified yoga and mindfulness teacher and professional content writer. She completed her yoga teacher training in Koh Phangan, Thailand.
She is passionate about sharing her expertise of yoga and wellness through the power of words to guide others along the path of spiritual and personal development.
Aside from helping others find more peace and stillness, Gemma currently lives in Thailand and rescues street kittens.
Damien does the nerdy stuff that makes this website work. He codes, designs and generally tinkers with the nuts and bolts.
He discovered yoga whilst backpacking in India and fell down the rabbit hole of asanas, chakras and mantras.
He can now be easily identified by the bright orange yoga mat that he carries with him at all times.
Love Yoga Love Travel
Why We Love Yoga and Traveling
Yoga and travel are the perfect combination – both are full of benefits for your mind, body and soul that can lead to truly transformative and life changing experiences.
Yoga has well and truly spread from its roots in ancient India to become a worldwide phenomenon. Most of the yoga we practice in the west focuses on just the physical exercises and ‘asana’ (postures) practice, which have so many benefits, but yoga is so much more than just a way of keeping fit.
After traveling to India, and other yoga hotspots and spiritual places around the world, we have learnt and experienced first hand that yoga is so much more than just a fitness exercise.
Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in ancient India. The word ‘yoga‘ is derived from the Sanskrit ‘yuj,’ which means ‘to yoke,’ or ‘to unite‘.
The physical exercises are designed to get the mind and body ready for meditation. The practice of yoga as a whole aims to create union between body, mind and spirit, as well as between the individual self and universal consciousness. . Read more about how Sadhguru defines yoga.
The Benefits of Yoga and Travel
Regular yoga practice can improve both physical and mental health and bring about huge lifestyle changes.
Yoga improves strength, balance, flexibility and focus, it can relieve pain, stress, anxiety, depression and lead to better sleep.
Travel also has many similar benefits and yoga retreats offer so many more advantages than a regular vacation. So what could be better than to combine the two!
Yoga and travel share many benefits, here’s just a few :-
- Improving health and increasing happiness
- Broadening horizons and exploring different cultures and ways of living
- Relieving stress and giving you better peace of mind
- Taking you out of your comfort zone to give you new challenges and personal growth
- Learning about yourself, others and the world helps you to understand yourself more
- Boosting confidence and meeting like minded people
- Taking a break from your daily routine to reconnecting with yourself
- Giving you a change of perspective
- Enhancing creativity and awareness
- Realizing we are all connected and all one
Why we write this blog
Both yoga and travel can be life changing experiences and we believe that combining the two is the secret to supercharging your life!
With this blog we want to show that you don’t need to be super slim and flexible or join an ashram in India or be a yogi, you don’t need to have mastered every pose to do yoga teacher training, and you don’t need to be rich to go on a yoga retreat.
We hope our blog will inspire you to experience all the amazing benefits that our two favorite pastimes have to offer and give you all the tips you need for your yoga travels.
Everyone’s yoga journey is unique – where will yours take you!?
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