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08-May-2011

Yoga for the Jet Set

Fitness While Flying

The season of travel is just around the corner, bringing fun and adventure. However, if you’re not looking forward to sitting for several hours on a long flight, then airline yoga is just what you need. Here are some simple moves to keep you flexible, energized and your lymph and blood flowing, even while seated in your favorite window seat.

Camel Ride: Scoot forward in your seat and do some spine flexes. Twists: Place your hands on your shoulders and twist, inhaling left and exhaling right. Arm lifts: Adapt some chair yoga postures to stretch your shoulders. Inhale and raise both arms, exhale and bring the hands back to the shoulders. Finish with some slow neck rolls in both directions. After completing the movements, inhale, face forward, close your eyes and breathe slow, long and deep breaths. Don’t worry about how you look – your fellow travelers might join you!

Recommended Read: Travel Yoga: Stretches for Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and More! by Darrin Zeer and Frank Montagna

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