Wow and I thought the new “not improved” smaller, closer together airplane seats were simply an uncomfortable nuisance. However, according to a New York Times article, The Problem with Reclining Airplane Seat Design, they potentially can cause some serious health consequences! And that’s not to mention the uptick in passengers fighting over reclining seats which has caused a few flights into forced landings!
Research shows that the affect of sitting so close together with so little room to move can cause everything from an increased risk of catching flus and colds to “hot spots” – precursors to bed sores – and to blood clots!
2 Minute Yoga© tips to help you
- manage your next flight
- stay healthier
- feel better
- be calm even in the face of the disgruntled passengers who have not read this post!
- Do deep belly breathing. When we are concerned that we are “inhaling germs” we will begin to tighten up our breathing with short shallow breaths. Guess what? Short shallow breathing brings on the stress response and lowers your immune function! So, it need not be big voluminous breathing but simple breathing low, slow and deep in the belly.
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- Get up and move as often as possible! Even take your book back by the line at the bathroom and do some reading standing up. Do 2 Minute Yoga that is simple for you and where you don’t risk loosing your balance.
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When you are in your seat and have no room to move, do the tensing and releasing yoga based on Paramhansa Yogananda’s Energization Exercises (we learn these fully in 2 Minute Yoga Energy). Any moving is beneficial.
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- Last but not least do some meditation. It will help you keep calm, cool and collected even when others tempers start to fly!
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