Years ago, my best friend came to visit me in Spain. I was studying abroad (shout out to Granada, Spain!) and she flew in for a weekend before we took off for Rome. I probably don't even have to say this, but when you're in college and your best friend comes to visit you in Spain, where the nightlife is ridiculous, you go pretty hard. The night before our crack-of-dawn flight to Rome, we stayed up way too late partying. I don't even know how we made the flight, to be honest. But once we touched down in Rome, we were ready to rock and roll after just a snooze on the plane.
When I look back on travel adventures like that, I seriously wonder who that person was because now? If I don't sleep well, I'm a complete disaster. I mean, total walking disaster. I find that the older I get, the more my body feels the effects of travel.
For the last twenty days, I've been living out of my suitcase. We drove across the country from Los Angeles to Connecticut, visited my parents and in-laws, and then hopped a flight to the Czech Republic, where we stayed in a hotel while our apartment was being prepared. It's been quite the transition, and my body is absolutely feeling it. Tight hips and hamstrings, stiff back and shoulders - I am really feeling it, so I decided to get on my mat to film a yoga sequence to alleviate those aches and pains.
Then I realized my yoga mat is in storage in Germany. Sigh.
No matter though, yoga without a mat it is. (It was actually kind of nice.)
This sequence is for level 2 people. I'll let you in on a secret: Before I became a yoga teacher, I had no idea what level 1 or 2 meant. I didn't know there were levels 3 and 4 either. (Side note: is there a level 5?!) Anyway, I don't want anyone else to be confused, so level 1 is for beginners, and level 2 is for people who have a regular practice, or have been to yoga class consistently. Levels 3 and 4 are much more advanced. (One day I'll tell you all about how I accidentally dragged my husband to a Level 3-4 masterclass this summer. Oops.)
Anyway, if you're not sure whether you're level 1 or 2, just watch the video (or fast forward through it) so you can see if you're familiar with the poses. If you know the majority of them, just try your best and if something comes up that's not accessible to you, don't do it and stay in whatever pose you're doing. I hope you enjoy!
Remember, if you love this sequence and want it on your device for when you travel or don't have access to the internet, you can buy it here.
PS- Please let me know in the comments section below if you ever have any yoga video requests. I'm happy to help if I can.