If I had to write down all my favorite travel memories and experiences, the actual traveling definitely wouldn’t make the list. I can’t recall ever walking off a flight without a neck, aching back, and poor circulation in my limbs.
Let’s be totally honest, I’d rather spend my money buying unnecessary knick-knacks touristy excursions than spending it on extra-leg room.
The one thing that can make all your travels woes worse: layovers. Fortunately,
yoga rooms are making their way into airports in Metropolitan areas, including SFO, creating spaces for travelers to breathe, stretch, shake, let it go. If you’ve found yourself stuck at an airport that doesn’t exactly cater to yogis, here are 5 poses that you can do at the gate that don’t even require a mat.
Extended Side Angle
Benefits: Creates length in the side body, opens inner thighs and hip flexors, engages the core
Side-Bending Mountain Pose
Benefits: Grounding, opens the connective tissues in the side body
Quad Stretch/Hip Opener
Benefits: Opens hip flexors, stretches quads, and promotes blood flow to the knee joints.
Half-Downward Facing Dog
Benefits: Lengthens the spine, relieves lower back tension, stretches hips and hamstrings.
Benefits: Promotes circulation, strengthens legs, glutes, arms, and core