Yamas, Niyamas and The Yoga of Travel

The Yoga of Travel

Andrea Bobby

Andrea is a teacher and lifelong practitioner of Yoga. Born in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India, she now resides in Ontario, Canada and offers online classes in classical Hatha Yoga. As the founder of Body Mind Light and the creator of its Online Shop, she strives to propagate the authentic, original wisdom of Yoga to the world. Read more...

16 Responses

  1. Jasmine says:

    Wow, this is an amazing article and even life lesson! I read through your whole article. I love yoga, as it makes me stay clam and peaceful in my mind. And I know that there’s even a guideline behind everything. And now, I can find out all of them. I will keep this in mind and I believe, finally I can have contentment and true happiness. 🙂

  2. Chris Harris says:

    These are great principles, many of them very similar to what the Christian Bible teaches. Excellently written, I enjoyed reading.

  3. Håkan says:

    These are all really good guidelines to live by. Practising patience and controlling your temper to have inner peace are important and being present and thankful for everything you got etc… Totally agree with this content, though i’m not a fan of yoga in general I still find these guidelines healthy. Thanks for a well written article.

  4. Matt says:

    I think these are great standards to live by and Yoga itself has a lot of self growth in itself. Really great article! If we keep these principles in mind we will no doubt grow as a person.

  5. Nicole says:

    This is a very interesting read. I never thought of making connections between yoga practice and traveling, but it is true that I guess you can get some of the same benefits from both. One question, do you really believe that one should practice Moderation and Discipline while traveling? I don’t know about you, but I travel primarily for vacation, and that means that I want to spend time relaxing and spoiling myself.

    • Andrea Bobby says:

      Spoiling yourself and letting your hair down while on vacation is a good thing, but most people would probably not want to feel hungover, sick or stuffed the entire time. The key here is moderation, and not overindulgence. Conscious relaxation, on the other hand, is always good for the spirit!

      Also, keep in mind that vacations may not be the only reason that people travel. It could be for work, humanitarian needs, self-improvement or even learning purposes.

  6. Jed says:

    Those are true principles that yogis in India or anyone who thoroughly practices yoga would follow. Thanks for highlighting how travel can be so beneficial to relieve stress and create excitement. Thanks again for your wonderful post.

  7. vivia says:

    I absolutely love this article and can genuinely appreciate these lessons. Personally I love to travel and am always happy to go somewhere new and learn about their culture. The Yamas and Niyamas are so applicable to daily life, even outside of travelling, and are all values that I try to live by.

    Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

    Love and light

  8. Kayla says:

    “The experience of traveling and the pleasant disorientation that comes with it moves the traveler out of her/his comfort zone and inspires new dimensions of consciousness, creativity, resourcefulness and thought”. Wow what a great site and a beautiful article! I learned a great deal and will definitely be keeping this in mind!

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