The Meaning of Joriki and How it Relates to Travel

Hi everyone!

It’s me, Amanda, from Joriki. I’m back!


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Dressed in Domingo Zapata Panda Leggings and Slash Band Top


I hope you are doing well and have been enjoying Life of Travels’ posts as much as me. I’m not sure about you, but I have been living vicariously through Hilary and Kevin’s South Africa trip. Amazing stuff!

Some of you might still be a bit confused as to how yoga and travel relate with one another. I get it… They’re pretty different. But, they are also very much the same.

Let me explain by starting off with the meaning of Joriki, the yoga apparel company that I work at and very much love.

Joriki is the highest point of concentration you can reach. A oneness in the moment and a state of mind that allows you to be completely free and in control of yourself and your circumstances. It’s the strong, individual power that arises when your mind unifies in Zazen concentration (seated meditation).


Ikat Legging from the Sumba Warrior Collection


Pronounced Jor-e-ke

Even though the meaning of Joriki states that it is obtained through Zazen concentration and seated meditation, I think that you can also reach this state of mind through travel.

I’m connecting the dots here, so stay with me!

Travel and yoga/Joriki relate. They both help free your mind and reach optimal happiness and success.

Do you ever feel like traveling gives you this unexplainable feeling of happiness and bliss? Maybe you are on top of a mountain and overlooking the water. You are completely wrapped up in the moment. The sensation of the wind blowing in your hair. The sound of the waves crashing into one another. You feel at peace. You feel in control.

This is your life. Your body. Your being.


Hilary summiting Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa dressed in Cirebon Shorts and Strappy Raceback Tank


The meaning of Joriki states that the individual is able to suspend all judgmental thinking and let words, ideas, images and thoughts pass by without getting involved in them.

On top of that high mountain, can you feel heaviness and stickiness drift away from you? The judgmental feelings, the negative thoughts, the things outside of your control….

Traveling might give you a sense of power over these unwanted thoughts, words, ideas, and images. They all seem so miniscule compared to the grand adventure you are on right now.

If you can obtain Joriki, your life can be forever changed.


Guatemala Legging from the Inspired Leggings Collection


Next time you plan a trip (with the help of Hilary and Kevin’s fabulous tips of course) remember the meaning of Joriki. Try to practice being completely in the present and having control over yourself and your circumstances. I promise this will take your travels to the next level.

Alright, I’ve got to go! It’s time for me to practice what I preach. Catch you on my next blog in May where I will be talking about ten yoga tips from the pros.

Thank you for reading and namaste 🙂


PS! Through following Life of Travels, I have been inspired to travel more. I just planned a vacation in August – a cruise through the Virgin Islands! I will be hitting up Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Maarten, and Barbados. Any recommendations for me!?



Amanda from Joriki

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