Travel Yoga Pro Tips

I travel quite a bit and I know you all do, too. Here are some of my go-to yoga moves to keep my body feeling A+ while on the road.

Step one. You arrive at your destination. Your bag is heavy. You are tired. Your hair is doing something crazy. Take several sips of cheap local beer :) 


Step Two. Ditch your bag and release your shoulders and low back. Interlace your fingers behind your back. Take a deep inhale and exhale to fold forward. Keep an easy bend in your knees. Come up slowly to avoid getting a head rush.


Step Three. Release your outer hips. They are very angry from sitting on the plane / train / minibus / van / camel (true story). 

Lie on your back or prop yourself up on your bag. Start with both feet on the ground with knees bent. Flex your right ankle and place it on top of the left thigh just above your knee. Repeat on the other side. 

Step Four. Finish with Supported Downward Facing Dog using a ledge, table, or wall. Place your palms on the surface of choice and walk your feet back until your hips are stacked over your ankles (still OK to keep knees bent). Straighten through your arms so that you feel length in your spine and side body.