Here are some great ways to keep your body loose during a long flight!
Neck Rolls: Relieve Upper Body Tension
- Keeping your spine straight and your shoulders rolled back, place your hands on your upper thighs and roll your head back as you inhale. As you exhale, slowly rotate your head forward. Repeat five times in one direction and five times in the other direction.
Spine Flex: Release Blockages in Spinal Column
- Slide to the edge of your seat and align your feet with your hips. Place your hands on your thighs and, while you inhale, roll your shoulders back, arch your chest up and out and lift your chin. On your exhale, roll your spine forward and look down. Follow this flow for 10-20 breaths.
Leg & Hip Stretch: Flex and Relieve Knee Pressure
- With your legs together, press your left foot firmly into the floor, bend your right knee and bring your right thigh into your chest. While maintaining a straight back, tilt your knee to the outside slightly, place your left palm onto the sole of your foot & lightly press down on the right knee with your right hand for 5-10 seconds. Repeat 10-20 times on each leg.
There are many more beneficial poses like these to try out, but hopefully you and your group find these to be a nice, mindful way to prepare yourself for your upcoming adventures!