Road trips are supposed to be fun, but more than a couple of hours in the car can be a real pain!
Passengers can do these simple stretches at any time. For drivers, it’s a good rule of thumb to stop ever two hours (or 100 miles) for a stretch break. The following seated stretches are taken from the book Yoga to Go by Paula Carino.
Place feet on the floor and bring your left hand to the outside of your right knee. Twist gently to the right. Hold for a couple of breaths, then reverse the twist with your right hand on your left knee.
Forward Neck Stretch
1. Interlace your fingers and clasp them behind your head at the base of your skull. Allow your chin to drop down near your chest.
2. Let gravity and the weight of your hands stretch the back of your neck. Hold for three to five deep breaths.
Side Neck Stretch
1. Sit forward on the seat with your feet planted squarely and firmly on the floor. Reach your right hand back and grasp the right side of your seat. Lengthen your spine; tuck your chin to your chest.
2. Pull your body to the left and place your left hand on the right side of your head. Carefully pull your head towards the left. Hold for a couple of breaths & switch sides.
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