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I love the news that Gatwick Airport has launched a free pre-flight video class for long-haul passengers.
There will be a 20-minute video class show on loop in the “floga” lounge in the South Terminal. It’s designed to help improve circulation and digestion, which are put under stress in the air.
Shona Vertue, the instructor who developed the video, said “I am a frequent and nervous flyer and I know the physical side effects of long-haul flying. [It] puts a huge amount of strain on the body and in particular the digestive system and circulation. If you address that before the flight you will obviously feel so much better when you get off the plane.”
No matter what airport you’re at, doing yoga can help you stay flexible, relaxed and keep your digestive system functioning. If you don’t have a dedicated yoga space, find a quiet corner where you can breathe and stretch.
The Yoga Connects Festival starts today! It’s a three-day event at Stanford Hall in Leicestershire, so plenty of time to hop on a train and go check it out for a day or two.
Events like this are an ideal way to break out of a rut, experiment with new types of yoga, and generally get refreshed and inspired. Yoga Connects offers loads of yoga classes in a range of styles, plus live music, meditation, alternative therapies, workshops and more. As the website says:
An invitation to taste different yoga styles with different yoga teachers. Expand your horizons. Sink into wood-fired hot tubs. Run away with the Circus. Indulge in Massage. Go deep on a Meditation walk in an Enchanted Wood or Elegant Ballroom. Seek Magic at our Full Moon Ceremony. Be an activist in our Plastic Free Zone. Indulge in natural Food. Be inspired.
I’m delighted that Melanie Klein, co-author of the book ‘Yoga and Body Image’ has agreed to do an interview for the blog. ‘Yoga & Body Image’ is about celebrating the fact that yoga is for every body. You don’t have to be young, thin, supple, and blonde to take part …. yoga is a truly inclusive practice. This is such an important message. So many people say “oh I’m too old/fat/stiff” to do yoga and it’s just not true! Never too old, never too sick, says Bikram.
Check out this lovely little video introducing the #yogabodyimage project.
You can follow ‘Yoga & Body Image’ on Twitter @yogabodyimage and the Yoga Body Image @ybicoalition. This is #whatayogilookslike 🙂