Being surrounded by a vast expanse of snow, breathing in crisp, clear air and viewing vistas as far as the eye can see can bring a huge sense of relaxation, peace, calmness and serenity. And, even amongst the adrenaline-fuelled winter sports available, the mountains act as a sanctuary for the mind.
But have you ever considered packing your travel yoga mat when heading for the slopes?
From New York to LA and everywhere in between, the US is involved in a pretty serious love affair with yoga.
The Yoga Epicentres:
- San Francisco - Oakland - San Jose, CA
- Seattle-Tacoma, WA
- Philadelphia, PA
- Washington D.C.
- New York City
(US Cities with the most Yoga Practitioners)
The most interesting US Yoga facts:
- 55% of yoga practitioners have never practiced yoga in a yoga studio
- 98% of practitioners consider themselves to be beginner or intermediate level practitioners
- The top 3 reasons people do yoga are the enjoyment of yoga itself,...
You might be surprised to learn that yoga has an extensive tradition in the United States. Most would point back to the 1960s as the dawn of the yoga scene, a time when the ideas of meditation and spiritualism were adopted by the counterculture of the country. Yet it was as early as the 1800s that the fascinating story began.
Way back in 1883, when foundations were being formed for the statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge was finally opened to horse and carts, a Hindu man by the name of Swami Vivekananda made...
Antigua and Barbuda is an independent Commonwealth country comprising its 2 namesake islands and several smaller ones. Positioned where the Atlantic and Caribbean meet, it's known for reef-lined beaches, rainforests, a laid back attitude and of course Carnival, Cricket and Rum. An idyllic location perfect for a relaxing getaway.⠀
Despite a large number of tropical resorts we were surprised to find no yoga retreats or teacher training retreats currently available on Antigua. However, the Yoga Antigua studio (yogantigua .com) in English Harbour, a dedicated air conditioned yoga space, offers a full programme of yoga classes including hatha,...
What Science Says:
🔼Increases memory, concentration, emotional regulation, resilience, self control, perspective and wisdom.⠀
🔼Benefits cardiovascular and immune health.
🔽Decreases anxiety, stress and depression.
🔽Slows the aging process 👴👵⠀
What Thought Leaders Say:⠀
“At least 80% of the people I interviewed (200 of the world’s top performers) have some form of mindfulness practice” ⠀
~ Tim Ferriss
Author of Tools of Titans 🔧: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers.⠀
“If you can learn how to use the mind, anything is possible” ⠀
~ Wim ❄ "The Ice Man" ❄ Hof
Creator of The Wim Hof Method of...