Home on the Yoga Mat

When I was in my 20's and 30's, I welcomed business travel as a way to explore various restaurants along with occasional sightseeing as time allowed outside of meetings.  In fact, I would often plan my meals based on the Zagat's guide for each city, balanced by workouts in the hotel gym or pool.  Now I search for the nearest yoga studios and carefully plan my free time based on class offerings.  In fact, I happily give up dining out in favor of taking a yoga class and grabbing healthy take-out afterwards.  No matter where I travel, the familiarity of the practice is always grounding.  In urban areas, I particularly enjoy how complete strangers can fill a room and immediately become connected through the practice of yoga...we share the same breath and guided instruction along with an appreciation for the practice.  On my last trip, the nearest yoga studio also had a juice and smoothie bar - bonus!  Not only did I sample several yoga classes, but I managed to work my way through a very unique and cleansing raw food bar menu. Apparently my interest in menu sampling has not faded after all.