Traveling is fun, but it can take a lot out of your body and mind. Long plane rides and road trips in a car causes tension and stress. Frequent travelers deal with this more often and need some easy ways to relieve that tension upon destination arrival. Even though I don’t yoga well, I do enjoy how I feel afterwards. Last year I shared stretches for inflexible people. Here are some stretches for frequent travelers that you can do to help your muscles loosen up before and after a long flight or road trip. No mat is needed if you have soft grass or carpet.
Figure 4 stretch
To do this move: Begin by balancing on your right foot. Cross your left foot over your right thigh above your knee and sit your booty back. Keep your hands in prayer, or place on your hips to help with balance. Hold for 20-30 seconds, then release. Repeat on the other side.
Squatting hip opener
To do this move: Stand with your feet wider than hip width apart. Squat down and use elbows to push your thighs back and get a great stretch. Hold for 50-60 seconds.
To do this move: Start in a kneel with your right knee on the ground. Straighten your right leg out behind you, and angle your left leg 90° with your knee to the outside. Sit up straight with your chest facing forward. Hold for 20-30 seconds, then release. Repeat on the other side.
Optional: To deepen this stretch drop your elbows and upper body to the ground. Deepen even more by laying your forehead on the ground.
Glute bridge shoulder stretch
To do this move: Lie on the ground with your feet planted and knees up. As you push your booty to the sky, clasp hands and bring shoulder blades together. Hold for 50-60 seconds.
To do this move: Lie down flat (legs out straight and arms by your side). Bring right knee across your body with your left hand. Bright your right arm straight out from your right side. Look over your right arm and hold for 20-30 seconds, then release. Repeat on the other side.
I hope you enjoy these stretches for frequent travelers. They are some of my favorites to do even when I am not traveling.
What are your favorite stretches to do while traveling? Leave me a comment below!
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