If you are a frequent traveller, this post is for you!
Spending hours cooped up in an airplane or any form of long distance transport is likely to leave you feeling stiff and dehydrated. I encourage you to take some time during and/or after your journey to move your body, just as urgently as you reach for a bottle of water post travel!
The video below takes you through a few basic exercises to help you loosen up and reconnect. There is so much more I can recommend, so please do e-mail me if you’d like a few more options. In the meantime, have a giggle at my sing-song narration!
The video takes you through:
- Roll Downs – spinal mobilization for a stiff spine with some hamstring stretches and spinal rotation options.
- Hip Openers – for hips that have been sitting for an extended period of time with some spinal rotation options.
- Spine Curls and Curl Ups – to massage out a stiff spine and reconnect you to your core.
- A few stretch idea’s – stretches to play with for extra mobility.
Please note that none of these exercises should be extremely painful! The goal is to gently move your body until you feel a little more human and a little more mobile. In no way is this meant to be a sweaty workout! Be gentle with your movement and don’t do anything that hurts. 8 – 10 repetitions of each exercise should be more than sufficient but do as many as you feel you need. Enjoy…