Month: June 2016

Traveling Got You Stiff? Yoga is the Answer

Yoga Exercises that Reduce Body Stiffness after Traveling

With warm summer weather, the urge to travel is ever present.   Long flights in small spaces can leave your body stiff with low energy. Here are a few tips on how to loosen your body up after a flight, right in the airport.

Neck stretch: Pick a hand and reach over the top of your head and lightly place your hand on the other side of your head near your ear.  Lightly pull your head toward the same side as the arm your reaching with.  Repeat on the opposite side.

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Seated Half-moon: Inhale bring your belly button in stretch one hand in to the sky, and the other hand on the seat exhale and lean toward the hand that is placed on the seat.   Repeat on the opposite side.

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Back bend: Inhale lifting your chest relaxing your head back then bring both arms behind you opening your shoulders and chest.

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Low lunge: Move off your seat place one knee on the ground.  Step out with the opposite foot, with your knee bent walk foot out past your knee a little inhale and straighten your spine, exhale press your hips forward.   Repeat on the opposite side.

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Spine twist: Inhale straighten your spine, place one hand behind you and the other hand on the knee toward your twist.  Exhale and twist.  Repeat on the opposite side.

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