Easy morning yoga for staying fit on the road
Getting healthier is one of our prime motivations for this road trip. We hope to wind up the trip by settling down in a new home with a better climate and walkable neighbourhoods in a sustainable community.
In the short term, we want to get in shape and stay healthy on the road! So far, we’re trying to build healthier choices into the fabric of our travel life such as (even more) plant-based, whole foods eating; more walking; and more exercise in general.
I was really excited when I found this Quick A.M. Yoga Twist video with Rodney Yee from Gaiam because we can do the routine together by lying end-to-end on an average hotel bed. We just point towards the same wall at the same time rather than following the “left” and “right” instructions in the video.
If only we had bathing caps, we’d look like Ester Williams in stereo.
Unfortunately, Gaiam hasn’t set the video up so I can embed it for you here, but you can click over to watch it on their site. We just play it on a laptop, and we’ve found that after watching it once, we can follow along just by listening.
The 5 minute stretch seems to do wonders for our backs, and all the twisting gets our digestive apparatus revved up for breakfast.
If you try it out, with or without bathing caps, let us know what you think.
If you can recommend other simple stretches suitable for hotel rooms or highway rest stops, please let us know, too! We’re trying to pull off the road more often on long drives to stretch out and we haven’t settled on the perfect routine yet.
Photo Credit: Patita & Catita of Starfields