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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 let go of tension in my chest and open my heart:
5 Minute Heart Opening Yoga Sequence
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.