Traveling with a yoga mat can be a great way to stay active and centered while on the road. Whether you're a seasoned yogi or just starting out, a yoga mat can provide a comfortable space for your practice and help you maintain your routine while traveling. In this guide, we'll cover everything you need to know about traveling with a yoga mat, from choosing the right mat to packing and carrying it with you on your travels.
Advantages of our travel yoga mats
At Alerse we wanted a light mat that would be uncompromising, one that you can take to the studio and on a trip with you. So, we built the Alerse LIGHT a 6mm thick premium yoga mat that only weighs 2lbs.! Most mats that are 6mm weigh as much as 10lbs. That is an 8lb. difference.
How to Choose a Yoga Mat for Travel?
When it comes to choosing the right yoga mat for travel, there are a few key factors to consider. First and foremost, you want a mat that is lightweight and compact enough to easily fit into your luggage. Look for mats that are specifically designed for travel, as these tend to be thinner and more portable than traditional yoga mats.
Another important factor to consider is the material of the mat. It’s essential to choose a mat that is built with Eco-friendly materials and will offset your carbon footprint. The Alerse LIGHT 6mm yoga mat is recycled, and massivley offsets your carbon footprint.
Either way you need the best yoga mat for travel and that’s where the Alerse LIGHT 6mm comes in. Having a mat that offers premium cush but only weighs 2 pounds makes it the best choice for travel. While the AlerseTHICK is ideal for the studio and at home use, the weight of the Alerse LIGHT can’t be beat and no one wants to pay those extra baggage fees for added weight!
The Alerse LIGHT still offers the premium cush and grip as the AlerseTHICK but in a thinner profile which makes it ideal for traveling and getting into flows on the beach or laying in Savasana in a hotel room.
Packing and Carrying Your Yoga Mat
Once you've chosen the perfect yoga mat for your travels, it's important to pack and carry it properly to ensure it stays in good condition.
Here are a few tips for packing and carrying your yoga mat:
- Roll your mat tightly to save space in your luggage.
- Consider investing in a yoga mat bag or strap to make carrying your mat more comfortable.
- Use a protective cover or towel to keep your mat clean and dry during transport.
- If you're traveling by air, check with your airline to see if they allow yoga mats as carry-on luggage.
Finding a Space to Practice
Once you arrive at your destination, you'll need to find a space to practice your yoga. This can be a challenge, especially if you're staying in a small hotel room or hostel.
Here are a few tips for finding a space to practice:
- Look for local parks or outdoor spaces where you can practice yoga in nature.
- Consider booking accommodations that offer a yoga studio or practice space.
- Use apps like YogaTrail or YogaFinder to find nearby yoga studios or classes.
Taking your yoga practice with you also gives you the opportunity to see your practice in a fresh new way and redefine what yoga brings to us. Your practice doesn’t need to be put on hold while you are away, you just need the right travel mat to help you take your yoga with you.