Yoga studios are prevalent in Tulum.

At nine sharp, practitioners dress in loose fitting clothes, clutch their orange or green mats, make their way into the yoga studio and begin exercises with a background of soothing music and the reassuring voice of a Yoga master who has learned the same way, on a bare floor in some distant part of the world.

Yoga Shala is similar to many of the hostels here, a compound of thatched roof cabanas, most with shared bathrooms, limited cooking facilities and wide open air porches for catching sea breezes and writing in notebooks in the afternoon.

On a wall at the head of outside stairs is a circle of painted Yoga positions, each position taking years of work and concentration to achieve.

Living without amenities grows on you.

Doing simple things well is hard work.

Learning how to breath correctly is not as easy as we thought.