We love to travel for so many reasons: Exploring different cultures, taking a break from our routines, and actually relaxing a little. One part we don’t particularly enjoy? Feeling super cramped and uncomfortably sandwiched between strangers on long flights, train rides, or road trips.
The following yoga poses help relieve an achy back, open up hip flexors, and even provide a mini-workout while you’re on the go. They’ll bring blood flow back to your head, legs, and all those body parts that fell asleep.
Benefits- Waking up all those parts of your body that don’t get enough blood flow when you’re strapped into a seat belt.
Benefits- Relieving lower back pain after hours spent sitting in an uncomfy plane, bus, or train seat.
Benefits- Stretching and strengthening the back and side of your leg (and core) that get stiff during long commutes.
4. Standard Hip Opener / Quad Stretch
Benefits- Lengthening tight hip flexors and quads. Also gets blood flow to the knee joint.
5. Standing Big Toe Pose (Utthita Hasta Padangustasana)
Benefits- Stimulating parts of your brain that control balance.
Benefits- Relieving back pain from uncomfy seating positions.
7. Standing Split (Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana)
Benefits- Testing your flexibility, stretching your legs, and sending a bit more blood to the brain.
Benefits- Waking up sleepy legs and brains.
Benefits- Relieving low back pain from sitting, saving leg muscles from stiffness.
Benefits- Getting some freedom from those strangers you’re sandwiched between.
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