When you’re on a trip, be sure to take advantage of some of the best yoga poses that will help you relax and rejuvenate! These poses can help you take in some deep breaths, focus, and even reduce physical fatigue on your journey. With just 10 poses, you can easily complete a full session and feel relieved and refreshed afterward.
Here are some of the most popular yoga poses to include on your trip:
This pose is good to help cleanse the body and clear the mind. When you’re in this pose, make sure to use your heels to apply pressure to the soles of your feet. Hold for 3-5 breaths and then move to the other side.
This pose is perfect for stretching the entire body. Place your palms flat on the ground and cup your fists in your lap. Open your wide-eyed gaze and say “umm” to acknowledge the universe. Lean back and let your feet hang off the edge of the table. Hold for 10-12 breaths and then move to the other side.
This pose is also perfect for refreshing the body and mind. If you’d like to ease into the Corpse pose, begin by lying down on your back with your palms flat on the ground. Gently lift your hips to180 degrees, Utkalasana. Then, slowly lower them back to the starting position, Uttanasana.
This pose is perfect for extending the archer’s arm and improving flexibility. Sit with your back against a wall and place your hands behind your back. Lift your left hand and grip the wall with your left hand. Place your right hand on top of your left hand, your thumb and fingers should be pointing inwards. Hold for 10-12 breaths and then release.
The bridge pose is often used as a relaxation pose, however, it can be great for work or mediation as well. Sit on the floor with both feet together and place your hips in the air. Hold your hands in your lap, close your eyes and lean back. descended into the pose for up to 12 seconds and then randomly rotated your hips around to the other side and start the process over.
The crow pose is perfect for improving flexibility and range of motion. To do this pose, sit with your legs bent to 90 degrees and your back straight. Place your hands directly over your chest, and then lift your chin to meet your closed eyes. Hold for 10-12 breaths and then slowly lower your head to the ground, Chakrasana.
If you’re looking for a pose that can help relieve stress and tension, Child’s pose is a great option. Lie down on your back with your palms flat on the ground. Take a long, deep breath, and then slowly open your eyes. Keep your head and spine erect, and press your hips and thighs into the mat. Hold and slowly move your knees back to the starting position.
Another great pose to include on your India trip is Warrior I. This pose is often used to challenge the body and mind. sit in this pose for 5-7 seconds and then slowly lift your legs to the side so you can look down. Stay in this pose for a moment and then slowly relax your body.
The pigeon pose is perfect for promoting relaxation and Mindfulness. To do this pose, sit on the floor with your back against a wall. Place your hands on your hips and lean your head back and let your eyes close. Look into the sky and allow your mind to wander. When you’re ready, slowly open your eyes and position your feet on the ground, so that your nose is level with the floor.
While on your trip remember to practice regularly to improve the performance of your body and mind.