Easy (and Fast) Stretches for Traveling

One thing I used to be bad about was stretching while traveling.  I’ve done Yoga with Adriene a lot at home, but I don’t really have that time on the road.

I came up with a list of stretches that take me about fifteen minutes to do that really help when on the road.  This really helps keep my soreness levels down post-exercise and really helps in flight.

a woman doing yoga on a beach
Beach not included

Start with the right side, then repeat with the left side.

  1. Forward fold https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7Uhp5tphAs

    a woman stretching her body

  2. Downward facing dog https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayRU3ecmPbI

  3. Runners lunge https://gethealthyu.com/exercise/runners-lunge/

  4. Triangle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upFYlxZHif0

  5. Half-pigeon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WJam-pECBo

    a woman stretching on a mat

  6. Butterfly pose https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bv6IJBehD6U

  7. Pretzel stretch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyNzV2PTCtA

A lot of the 15 minutes involves me sitting in half-pigeon for a while.  Once you start feeling the stretch, breathe out and let yourself sink into it.  Aahhh…

Here’s the caveat that I’m not a fitness coach myself, but all those videos are linking to people who actually know what they are doing.

I’ve occasionally done a few of these in an airport lounge, but only when I’m literally the only person in that section.  And I do not recommend doing yoga in flight.

About Jeanne Marie Hoffman

Former bartender, still a geek. One equal part each cookies, liberty, football, music, travel, libations. Stir vigorously. +Jeanne Marie Hoffman Jeanne on Twitter

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