This is a guest post by Eric Lewis.
The benefits of yoga were explained in detail through a previous Bali Floating Leaf article. Yoga helps you relax and when you’re rushing to an airport it’s often hard to stay composed and unwind when you finally arrive or are about to board a plane.
Airports are renowned for being stressful places due to their hectic environments, and each passenger has their own personal hurdles to overcome before they get aboard their flight not to mention the exhaustion a long-haul flight will cause. So maybe a yoga session is the answer to help people relax when they have to contend with airports and busy flights?
According to the Daily Times, recommends exercises like yoga for anyone that is due to sit on a plane for more than 6 hours. Practicing yoga beforehand will help prepare your body and will decrease the chances of cramps, stiffness, and aches later on. The article goes on to state how your mind will also be in a more relaxed state so you’ll be able to enjoy your trip with less anxiety.
Additionally, practicing yoga in between flights or after a long haul trip will relieve and soothe your muscles. It will also give you a great opportunity to focus on the next task at hand and reflect on the journey you have just endured.
Though airports are generally full of entertainment in many different forms, these usually are only to serve as a temporary service – more to preoccupy a person before they fly. That’s why an increasing number of airports have turn parts of their facilities into yoga rooms for passengers.
These yoga rooms and fitness facilities have now become extremely popular among travelers, according to Skift. For instance, in San Francisco International Airport, there are already two yoga rooms that cater for the high number of flyers who need to unwind before, between or after flights.
Across the Atlantic, UK airports also try to help passengers relax through nearby airport hotels which
Parking4Less details allow flyers to take some much needed shut-eye before or after a flight. These hotels are often referred to on-airport hotels, and generally have gyms and yoga rooms built into their facilities.
The biggest airport in the UK is London Heathrow and it also recently added a yoga studio for yogis, according to the
Independent. Reinstated that yoga has now become a viable and effective method to help reduce airport stress as well as preventing minor injuries incurred on long haul flights.
If you’re flying soon, just remember the benefits of yoga. The
Sleeping in Airports blog named as many as 9 airports with yoga rooms, but other air hubs out there may also have a similar facility, so check with the airport you’re visiting beforehand to be sure.
If they don’t offer such services, however,
Do You Yoga listed 5 yoga poses which are all seated asana that are great for stretching before a long flight. You can do these even in the waiting areas or lounges just before boarding. That is if you think you can handle all the stares from your fellow passengers.
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