Traveling this holiday season? Relieve stiffness, aches, and pains with these helpful yoga poses for travelers!
Traveling can be so much fun, but it can also be stressful, tiring, and hard on your body. While we can’t help with some of the more challenging aspects of travel (cramped spaces, heavy luggage, or unfortunate seatmates), yoga can definitely help to counteract the negative effects of sitting for long periods of time. If you’re traveling this holiday season, familiarize yourself with the poses below. These yoga poses for travelers are particularly helpful for stretching your legs, back, and hip flexors, relieving back pain and improving blood flow to the entire body.
These are all simple standing poses, and you won’t need any equipment to perform these moves, so you can do them wherever your travels may take you – from the airport to your hotel room, and beyond!
Click the links for detailed instructions on how to do each pose shown in the graphic below:
1.) Half Dog (Ardha Adho Makha Svanasana)
2.) Chair Pose (Utkatasana)
4.) Tree Pose (Vrksasana)
5.) Standing Big Toe Pose (Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana)
6.) Forward Bend (Uttanasana)
7.) Standing Split (Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana)
8.) Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana)
9.) Extended Side Angle Pose (Parsvakonasana)
10.) Warrior II Pose (Virabhadrasana II)
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