Short yoga practice for long car trips10
Personally I cannot drive or ride in a car for more then a couple of hours without my body telling me “OK, time to get out!” So you’ll see me walking, stretching and breathing at rest stops all over the country. Most of us would agree that long car rides take a toll on the body: lower back gets tight, neck tenses up and hips might complain – the body really doesn’t like to be in the same position for a long time. But we can forget that long time in the car affects our energy and mental focus as well. That is why a short practice below includes both asana to loosen up the most vulnerable areas, and integrated breathing practices to manage your energy and keep you alert.
This is an example of creating a yoga practice for a specific activity. I love those because they give us a chance to fit yoga into our everyday living and make it purposeful. Check out this handy infographic that shows you how to design a practice for a specific activity. I used all the same principles when I created a practice below. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
Short yoga practice for long car trips
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I enjoy every single post. You are an incredible yoga teacher. I am a yoga teacher and it is such a joy to watch you teach! Grateful for all I learn from you.
Thank you Gwen – this is so wonderful to hear!
I have been doing a lot of traveling lately and really feel it when I have sat for a few hours. This will be very helpful for future trips. Thank you.
Let me know how it goes Roxann!
Last week I have a group and we have for part of our Yoga class ¨ Yoga practice to unwind¨. It was great for them. Thanks a lot
Great to hear that Gloria!
Thanks for lovely post as usual 🙂
I completely agree about driving. I dislike long drivings as well, it makes me tired and nervous, so I plan my trips to have reasonable distances (if any) every day
don’t know if you can see this link here of me stretching against the car in kind of Utthita Trikonasana 🙂
Love that pic Oded! Makes me want to stand up and start stretching – you look like you are really enjoying it!
yes, I guess I really needed that stretch (Canada 2008 )
Great article! I own Breathe Yoga in Toronto and I would love to include your article in our next newsletter. Please let me know if you would like us to and include info on links to share etc.