It seems like everywhere you turn these days there are folks talking about the economy. Yesterday I filled up my gas tank for $16 and I let out a happy sigh of relief that something is actually decreasing in price. Still, the holidays are fast approaching and folks are dealing with job layoffs, budget stretching and rising costs. A few weeks ago, YogaBasics offered up an excellent post on practicing yoga in a financial crisis. Click here to read the article and get some tips for keeping your budget in check.
If travel is what's getting you stressed these days (I'll be traveling this holiday and I usually meet one or two white-knuckle travelers), I suggest Yoga Today's Yoga for Weary Travelers. Sarah is my favorite teacher at Yoga Today and she offers a great routine that's only 16 minutes. The practice is meant for travelers who have reached their destination, but Yoga Today also offers up some tips for folks before and during travel.
I stay happy and comfortable when traveling by doing the following:
Packing my bag full of goodies that bring me pleasure -- books, aromatherapy, healthy snacks, a comfy wrap, my iPod, etc.
Leaving for the airport with plenty of time to spare -- I don't mind getting to the airport early. I simply use the time to catch up on reading or thanks to my nifty phone, I catch up on email.
Stretch -- take breaks in the airport and on the plane to stretch. Seated stretches on the airplane are my favorite!
Smile and be open -- I've met some wonderful folks during flights and at airports.
Keeping it simple -- I pack light and I plan my travel outfit according to the airport security restrictions (I wear little jewlery and slip on shoes)