Staying active is crucial to continued good health and longevity. Getting the recommended 30-60 minutes of exercise daily can be a challenge while on the road. One way to help achieve this is to start practicing yoga. Simple stretches can be done in your R.V., while more complicated ones will need more space. A good mat and small cushions can be easily stowed away at an arms reach in your camper.
The benefits of yoga are innumerable! First of all is the obvious increase in flexibility, enhancing your balance and coordination, as well. But yoga benefits go far beyond our outward physique. Studies have show that blood chemistry is improved, too, as cholesterol, insulin levels, and enzymes are stabilized at normal levels. As you go through the poses, or Asanas, the deep breathing helps to improve the oxygen levels in your blood, fully oxygenating the entire body. This results in more energy and stamina, and raising your metabolism. This also helps in any weight loss efforts. Poses can be modified for those with physical limitations, so that most all people can enjoy the benefits of yoga.
Yoga also has a meditative quality, helping to lower your heart rate and enhance relaxation. Many people discover an increase in memory and focus, as well as reducing anxiety and stress. When you are feeling and looking your best, it is sure to be a self-esteem boost, as well.
Rest stops along the way have ample grass areas to unroll your mat and enjoy the many mind and body enhancing benefits of yoga. Some stretches can be done sitting in your (parked) vehicle, especially the ones to stretch out the neck and shoulders. Don’t forget to breathe deep to get the most from your practice. Check out the local library or DVD club and search for “chair yoga” which can be done from a sitting position. This is a great way to get started if yoga is new to you.
From increased energy to more flexibility, a yoga routine may be the twist you need to jump-start your healthy lifestyle. With so many benefits, why not start today and become a healthy traveler? ?
Namaste!Research Campgrounds, Plan RV Safe Routes & Turn your phone into an RV GPS.
Try the RV LIFE Pro Bundle FREE for 7 days