A Quick Routine to Stay Grounded When Traveling

 

Traveling with kids is always a wonderful experience. Exploring new places, spending quality time together  and making memories that will last a lifetime.  It can also be a stressful experience, where we try to cram everything into a few days and put too much pressure on ourselves to be perfect. That is why I always make sure to pack a few spiritual necessities on our trips, to make sure that I take the time to recharge and renew even amidst all the excitement.

One of the first things I do when I arrive at a new place is to set up my “spiritual essentials”  I unpack my meditation blanket, essential oils, Palo Santo and any crystals or mala beads that I have taken with me in a prominent spot as a reminder to recharge daily. 

 This quick practice keeps me grounded and fully engaged at a time where routine makes way for unexpected adventures and new experiences.

 I awake with the sun and find a quiet place to call my own.  I set out my meditation blanket placing my crystals and mala beads at the foot of it. I then light some Palo Santo to instantly bring me into a calm and relaxed mindset and set my intention for the day. Sitting crossed legged I place a bit of a heart opening essential oil (Moonrise Creek Wildflower Blend is my absolute favourite) on my chest and take a few deep breaths, breathing in the sweet scent and fully relaxing into my body.  

After my body is relaxed, I do a few physical poses to help me feel into my body. Below are three of my favourite routines that all take under 10 minutes: 

When I have about 5-10 minutes and want to release tension from my hips:

Yoga Journal 10 Minute Sequence to Recharge

When I want to stay seated and connect to myself a bit more:

3 Mudras to Plug Back Into Your Spirit

 When I want to connect to and energize my body:

 Beyond the Sunrise- Breakthrough Practice (Sun Salutation variation)

After my physical practice, I apply my favourite grounding oil blend (Moonrise Creek Wood Blend) and move back into easy seated, or lotus, pose.  Closing my eyes I imagine myself rooting into the ground below and spend a few minutes in meditation focusing on my breath.

 Afterwards, I love to go out and take a quick walk outside to fully appreciate the beauty of my new surroundings.  

I would love to know, what are some steps you take to stay grounded when you travel? Be sure to comment below.

 xx

Heather

 

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