Traveling hundreds of kilometers in just a couple of hours due to the excellent transport is perhaps one of the great wonders of the modern world. However, due to speed, height, tension, as well as hours and hours of sitting, the organism may start to suffer. All this, causing rigid muscles, pain and a tired body, among other discomforts. So if you experience that feeling is because there was the worst of the companions, jet lag (syndrome of the time zones, circadian dysrhythmia or decompensation time).
Symptoms Of Jet Lag:
- Insomnia in travel to the east.
- Drowsiness in trips to the west.
The Jet Lag produces insomnia when we head east: The sun rises (and sets) before, so the night comes when we are still not sleepy. Instead, it produces drowsiness when we travel to the west: the sun sets later, so it is still day when our body asks us to sleep.
Yoga Poses To Relieve Jet Lag
So it would be convenient to try these Yoga postures when arriving at the destination so that it begins to lessen the discomfort.
1. Standing Forward Bend Pose Or Uttanasana
This yoga posture will provide relief in back pain and even help to stretch the whole body.
- Stand with your feet together and breathe deeply.
- Exhale while bending forward your torso, and place your hands on the back of your calves.
- For a more significant stretch, put the palms of your hands on the floor (you can bend your knees if you need it).
2. Tree Pose Or Vriksasana
This asana will help to open the hip and improve balance.
- Fix your right foot on the floor and raise your left leg.
- Keep your gaze fixed on a point or object in the front, and place your left foot inside your calf or thigh, if you can (never at knee level because you might lose your balance).
- Hold this pose for a few seconds.
- Then, repeat the posture with the other leg.
3. Leg Up The Wall Pose Or Viparita Karani
With this posture, you will improve circulation, stretch the body and relax the nervous system.
- Lie on the floor (or on the bed), as close as you can to the wall.
- Extend your legs towards the ceiling, until they completely stretched over your body and your buttocks well supported on the wall.
- Drop both arms to the sides of the body.
- If you’re not very comfortable, leave a few inches between your thighs and the wall.
- Hold the posture for 2 minutes.
With these simple yoga poses for jet lag and proper hydration, you can have long hours of travel without having any consequence to fully enjoy great adventure or close that business so longed for. These yoga postures will also help you to stretch your body and recover after a long trip.