Recovery After a Road Trip: a Short-burst Follow-along Session
Bringing movement to spinal muscles, connecting the arms to back – a short session comprising standing asanas and back arches. It is meant to be a follow-along session.
Level: Experienced beginners, Beginners
Props needed: yoga strap, couple of blocks (optional)
Tag words: 30mins back back arches backbends bhekasana deskjob deskworker dynamic favorite parsva konasana parsvottanasana road travel spine health standing asanas travel trikonasana ustrasana utthita hasta padangusthasana virabhadrasana I
Being tired can mean many things – being physically tired after a run (physical tiredness), being mentally exhausted after an intense discussion (mental tiredness), tiredness of the senses after looking at a screen continuously for a few hours (visual and mental tiredness), or sitting in one position for an extended amount of time (tiredness due to inactivity). Relief strategies differ in these different situations.
When we sit – almost immobilised – on a long road trip, or at our desks, with our spine, hips, neck, legs held in the same position, maybe in an air-conditioned space breathing stale air, and the accompanying mental stress, quick relief need not mean ‘resting’ the body on a bed. Relief can be faster if we address the body, mind and the breath actively, but sensitively.