Because many business people have to travel thousands of miles away for a business trips, they need to cross that distance with the airplane. But doing this have some energy raining effect on the body. I know that if you travel you know what I mean. You wake up in the morning, go to the airport at least two hours before the take off, spend 4-10 hours or more on the plain and finally arrive in completely different time zone and climate.
If you do this very often, you might have experienced high level of stress, maybe some headaches from not sleeping properly etc… But do not worry, I have found some great article that talks about 10 Yoga tips for airline travelers, so I am very happy I can share them with you. Here we go.
10 Yoga Tips For Airline Travelers – Here are the top tips for long haul travellers:
1. The day before traveling, avoid caffeine and alcohol, it’ll make you feel lighter and healthier. Don’t forget, the system gets much slower when you’re up in the air.
2. To keep the energy moving during the flight, with so much time in a small seat, make time to do a `yoga flow’ before you leave home, or even at the airport. This is a series of postures arranged to flow together one after the next.
3. Pack a golf ball and use it during the flight to massage thoroughly the bottom of the feet. It works with all the little meridian points – like reflexology – and keeps the energy grounded. For many people, particularly those with DVT problems, the golf ball keeps the circulation going on a physical level.
4. Pack a tennis ball and use it on the back of the legs. When sitting, move it down from the sitting bone to the knee joint, where the knee is on the back of the chair, and then down the hamstrings and play around with it on the back of the legs. Katy also recommends wiggling the tennis ball down each side of the bony spine to relieve tension in the lower back muscles.
5. Hummmm. Called Bhramari, it’s a gentle humming mad inside the chest. It helps reduce anxiety, especially in turbulence. (Hopefully the noise of the plane will be louder than your hum).
6. Alternate Nostil Breathing can be done in an airplane seat which has a calming, balancing effect on the nervous system.
7. Move around the plane frequently
8. Find a space, rise up and down on the balls of the feet, bending the knees, moving one foot and then the other up and down, and making ankle circles just to get the circulation moving through the leg.
9. Try doing mini calf stretches. Take one foot back behind the other and then lean forward while stretching the back leg.
10. Once off the plane, try to find somewhere to “get your legs up the wall.” Lie on your back, wiggle towards the wall, swing your legs up against the wall and relax.
I am serious about this. Try it next time you will be ready to travel by air and see how you feel. Yoga is really great to relax your body, muscles and spirit, so I know you will feel great! If you want to start regular Yoga practice from the comfort of your home, you need to check out the Runner’s Yoga Fitness system, which is about 30 minutes Yoga workout that helps you to ease any pain, improve your energy levels and simply feel great.