Travel can leave you feeling stressed, stiff and uncomfortable, especially if it includes long hours of sitting still in a confined space. Beat the cramp and find inner calm with this four-step guide to airplane yoga by on-demand yoga app Yogi2me ( yogi2me.com).
Deep breaths are your most powerful tool for calming the nervous system. Get comfortable and breathe in through your nose, from your abdomen, holding the breath for a few seconds. Exhale through your mouth and repeat five times.
Side twists detoxify the body. Place your hands in prayer in front of your heart, bring your right elbow to your left thigh, stay that way for five breaths, return to the centre and repeat on the right side.
Find a space to stand up at the back of the plane. Inhale and open your arms towards the ceiling, exhale and fold your body forward, trying to reach the floor with your hands. Let the head hang fully, close your eyes and let your thoughts go. Remember to take care when getting back up, slowly.
4: BE STILL
Recline your seat, close your eyes and stretch out under your blanket, popping on your eye mask and earplugs for extra relaxation. Namaste.