Practicing Yoga at the Airport
Being stuck in the airport on a layover is no fun for anyone. Your uncomfortable, hungry, tired, and just want to get home but there is another flight or two in the way of getting you there. To make matters worse once you get to the gate you realize you have 3 hours to kill before you can even board the plane. This may cause you to become anxious, stressed, and a little ticked off at people in the magazine store line because they are paying in cash; what better time than this to get a little yoga in? On our way back from London this was starting to happen to us so we went to an isolated corner near our gate so we weren’t bothering anyone or drawing too much attention to ourselves and started to make it happen (and being the nerds that we are we decided to record it).
In this video we do a series of forward folds, hip openers, and threw in a couple inversions for the thrill of it. After lightly practicing for 15-20 minutes it was easy to see how much less tense we both were. I don’t know if this is ideal for any travel situation because for us it was dependent on finding the open space necessary to practice. If you have the opportunity to knock off a series of poses in the airport we strongly recommend it. If you get caught in a very crowded space try to find a spot where you can sit down and take 5 minutes to yourself. Really focus on relaxing your shoulders by letting them drop down your back, let your head hang heavy, and take a few deep breaths.
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