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Meditation Benefits for Those Who Love to Travel


Author: Rebecca Perry

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Meditation offers loads of benefits for those who love to travel, but we’ve somehow managed to whittle it down to 10. Find out how you can revolutionize your travel experience with mindfulness. You can even practice in your YOTEL cabin with our specially designed exercises in collaboration with Mindfresh.

Reduce stress while on the road

Meditation is a great method of stress relief. Use some basic meditation techniques to let go of the tension that builds up during travel. You’ll arrive at your destination relaxed and ready to explore.


Give yourself energy for the adventures ahead

As much as we love to travel, we know that it can be exhausting. You could take a nap, but you might end up sleeping away your vacation. Try meditating instead. For many people, 10 minutes of meditation can be more refreshing than a short nap.  

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Shake up your usual habits

Being out of your usual routine and space is the perfect time to shake up your habits. You can begin a meditation practice or add something new to your existing meditation routine. Try a new app, explore a new spot or position, or even try a completely new practice. The options are endless.

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Connect to the culture

In many places, you can find spaces to meditate and connect to others on a different level. Search for meditation studios and groups near where you are. This is a great opportunity to connect with like-minded people and to use meditation as a social activity.


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Be in the moment (wherever you are)

When you’re on an adventure, it’s easy to always be looking forward to the next thing, rather than being grounded where you are. One of the main benefits of meditation for those who love to travel is helping them to really experience the destination. Meditation can help you forget the stressful aspects of travelling and instead enjoy where you are at the moment.

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Make time for yourself

If you’re travelling in a group, or feel the need to document every moment of your trip for others, you can miss a lot of the joy of travel. A moment of meditation can help you have some time to focus on yourself.

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Slow down your travel experience

It’s tempting to rush into everything when travelling, which can sometimes lead to rash or wrong decisions. Taking a minute to center yourself can ultimately save you time and money, and improve your enjoyment of your trip.

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Look after your physical health

Everyone’s caught a cold or a sniffle on the road before. Taking time out to meditate and stretch can help protect you against fatigue and illness on your vacation.

Girl stretching while looking at a city!

Beat jetlag

Jetlag is the bane of every traveller’s existence, and something we desperately try to avoid. Some experts suggest that meditating while travelling could help to beat jetlag. It’s always worth a try.

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Improve your focus

Those who regularly practice meditation report an increased ability to focus, and it’s never too late to start. Whether you are on a business trip, need to focus behind the wheel on a road trip, or just have a long day planned, improved focus could make a big difference on your vacation.

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For additional tips on mindfulness, meditation, and ways to de-stress, visit our website here. Or, tune in to channel 70 in your cabin!

Author: Rebecca Perry

Rebecca Perry is YOTEL’s Social Media Manager. She loves photography, traveling, junk food, the NYC music scene, Instagram, and all things digital.

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