Travel Accessories for Yoga Lovers – Gaiam Review

Traveling, as everyone knows, is awesome. But let’s face it, a lot of it is splurging on indulgent food and total lack of exercise. So after years and years I caved in and decided it was time to teach my kids that even though we travel, we can’t forget our health.

And ordering the occasional salad in a restaurant simply doesn’t have that affect on kids. However, incorporating exercise, even if it is for several minutes at a time, instills the importance of it in their mind.

The best way to do this, without paying for gym memberships or carrying weights around or leaving the comfort of your room, yoga mat.

Interestingly enough, my oldest son had several yoga inspired classes at his school for physical education. So this was actually a fun thing to incorporate.

yoga travel mat

Finding the right Travel Yoga Mat isn’t as easy at it sounds. There are tens if not hundreds of different mats to choose from. But gratefully super few companies that have anything especially for traveling and also with positive impact on the globe.

That’s how I found Gaiam Yoga products.

gaiam yoga mat

Gaiam was founded in 1988 to provide information, services and products for people that value the environment and health care.

The Sol Thin-Grip Yoga Mat, part of the Bhakti Devotion collection, is ultra light and weighs less than two pounds. This mat is made of a material that offers superior grip and is 100% natural rubber less than 1mm thick. It has a high track textured surface to offer tractions. And folds easily to fit into any luggage or backpack.

Another issue with travel and exercise is that most times I never bother with my sneakers. They are so not cool to take and simply bulky unless I use them as my main shoe. So for exercising on floors I tend to slip more than do actual activity, so I decided to get a set of yoga socks

yoga socks

These socks are great. They allow you to practice Yoga, regular floor exercises, kung fu which my husband says these socks are perfect for, since they do way too much slipping during class. And since the socks can fit several different sizes I see them being taken away from me when he heads over to some classes. And actually, you don’t even need a yoga mat due to their gripping and no slipping bottoms.

Now we have absolutely no excuses to get in a few moves in while traveling.

 

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About Marina Kuperman Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 10+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

3 Responses to Travel Accessories for Yoga Lovers – Gaiam Review

  1. Absolutely! It’s so easy to get caught up int ravels and forget exercise. Yoga’s a great way to get in a workout in the comfort of your own place.
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  2. Mik - UDrive says:

    I need to get back into my yoga. Slipped out of practise and am noticing the lack of benefits
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  3. Yogis says:

    I seriously would like to try this out. I want to get back in shape and this would be fantastic.. no clumsy crowds and can do it at home with the kids.

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