Simple Yoga Poses to Do While You Travel
Sitting in a cramped airplane or automobile seat doesn’t exactly lend itself to yoga moves. But if you’re traveling, try these tips.
Sitting in a cramped airplane or automobile seat doesn’t exactly lend itself to yoga moves. But if you’re traveling, try these tips to help you arrive at your destination feeling limber and relaxed.
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Maintain your usual exercise routine in the days leading up to travel, but don’t begin any new types of exercise that might cause muscle soreness. Incorporating some easy stretching movement into your regular routine a few days before your trip begins will help you on your journey, as well.
Once en route, good posture is essential for keeping your spine aligned. Sit up straight — it’s the best thing you can do for your back. And one of the most important things to do when traveling is to drink plenty of water because this will keep your body hydrated.
When traveling by airplane, get up and move around as much as possible to help blood circulation. If you have enough room, bend forward, sideways and backward to stretch your spine. If you’re uncomfortable doing this in the aisle, you might find enough space in the restroom.
When you’re seated, either in a plane or car, try some simple breathing and gentle stretching exercises to help you feel more comfortable:
Once you’ve arrived at your destination, continue to drink plenty of water. Do movements to loosen your joints such as hip circles, shoulder circles and neck rolls.
Whether you’re on the road for business or pleasure, simply sticking with your regular exercise routine and drinking plenty of water are two good ways to be a savvy traveler and alleviate many common travel stressors.