Travel Yoga: Stretches for Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and More!
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Ease the aches, ease the pains, and ease on down the road. From the creator of the best-selling Office Yoga comes the ultimate guide for harried travelers and commuters. Taking the age-old practice of yoga and adapting it for our modern lives, author Darrin Zeer has compiled more than 50 techniques to help travelers relieve muscle tension, master the art of waiting, create hotel room harmony, blow off steam, and arrive revived. The removable guide in back is especially useful for frequent fliers, outlining stretches perfectly suited for small spaces. Packed with playful illustrations by Frank Montagna, Travel Yoga offers a host of techniques guaranteed to soften any landing.
little inspiration? 27, 60, 61, 64, 68, 81 Feeling disorganized? 14, 15, 19, 84, 94 INTRODUCTION Travel Yoga is your perfect guide to a stress-free journey. Whether your trip is for business or pleasure, practicing yoga is your ultimate relaxation tool. Don’t worry—you won’t need to stretch your body like a pretzel, and you don’t need any prior yoga experience to receive benefits. In fact, the tighter and tenser you are, the more this book is meant for you. You can practice these easy and
LUGGAGE REACH Try not to rush off the plane with everyone else; it will just stress you out and ultimately save you only a moment or two. Before reaching for your bags in the overhead compartment, take a moment to stretch and regroup. Raise your arms straight above your head. Interlace your fingers. Alternately turn palms downward and upward. Stretch from the ribcage and breathe deeply. When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. —Thomas Jefferson NATURAL WONDERS of
calves, and lower your upper body to the ground, with your arms outstretched on the floor (7). Relax for a few breaths. Rise back up on your hands and knees and bring your left foot forward and underneath you, with your right leg stretched back. Arch your back upward and breathe. Bring your right foot forward, straighten your legs while your upper body hangs down, and slowly walk your hands up your legs until you are in a standing position. Raise your arms toward the sky and stretch back
in slow, wide circles in both directions. Rub your palms together and place your hands gently over your eyes. HEADACHE HELPING HAND Place your index fingers just above the middle of each eyebrow. Press with your fingers and hold. Close eyes and breathe deeply. KEEP IT SIMPLE! Remember the Philosophy of the Enlightened Traveler (see page 11). Though you may encounter surprises and challenges around every turn, stay committed to remaining calm and content. No matter whether you have to wait
ten seconds, and then slowly return to a standing position. Remember, breathing is the key to strength and calm. Try this pose standing on your other leg. PYRAMIDS OF EGYPT BOW AND ARROW POSE Stand with your feet together and arms by your sides and fix your gaze on a spot straight ahead of you. Inhale and bend your right leg backward, grasping the inside of your right foot with your right hand. Extend your left arm above your head, fingertips reaching upward. Slowly lower your left arm