Here’s an article from the site The Seattle Times, which might be of interest to you if you are a frequent flyer and want some pain relief before disembarking. It uses yoga as the means to get relief during the flight, and contains good info for us beginners in yoga. It’s a small wonder that passengers on long flights experience aches and pains in their neck, shoulders or back, especially while managing to stay comfy in those narrow seats and long flights!
No wonder travelers are bent out of shape.
Economy airplane seat width is usually 17 or 18 inches. The average American man’s waist is about 40 inches (38 for women), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Need I even mention the sliver of space between your knees and the seat in front you?
Fliers nowadays expect to walk off planes with stiff hips and strained backs. Desperation for relief has made seats with extra legroom cash cows for airlines. Even top yoga instructors who can fold their bodies like origami say they abhor airplane seats. So how do you emerge from a plane without feeling like Quasimodo? I turned to one of the best-known yoga teachers for advice.”
Click the link to continue reading the article ===> Bent out of shape on the plane – Try yoga at 30,000 feet
Did you get to read the whole article? If not, and if you’re a novice when it comes to yoga, then I suggest reading the “FOR BEGINNERS” section. It gives you tips on using basic yoga positions and stretching to get that circulation going, especially if you sit for long periods of time and your bodily fluids (e.g., water, lymph) start to accumulate in your lower extremities. Not only does air travel cause you to sit for long periods of time, but perhaps your work, too. Stretch and use some basic yoga positions to get your circulation going and to prevent aches and pains in your neck, shoulders and back.