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Airport Yoga Takes You Higher

Airport Yoga Takes You Higher

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On our last India trip, we were fortunate enough to have a truly fantastic yoga teacher, Mary, on board.  Mary & her husband and BJ & I all flew from Tampa to Newark together, where we met the rest of our crew to continue on to Delhi.  We had a few hours to kill in Newark and Mary suggested we do a little bit of yoga to prepare our bodies for this long-haul flight.  I thought, you know, maybe a few forward bends, a couple twists….   fast forward to a 40 minute impromptu yoga session on the carpets in Newark’s Liberty International Airport–carpets which I can only describe as “immune system-boosting,” if you get my drift.

We found a quiet corner and followed Mary’s lead; pretty soon, not only did we have an audience, but an additional participant!  A gentlemen who was waiting in the same area came over and joined us for at least ten minutes, without saying a word.  I *knew* we should have put a tip jar out for our yoga instructor!

 

Newark’s carpets build character. Our new yoga friend is in the foreground, following along.

I will say this–14 hours flights are never kind to me, particularly my knees.  I didn’t experience a lick of pain on this flight.  Could pre-boarding yoga be a ritual for all future flights?  San Francisco International Airport actually opened a dedicated yoga room earlier this year, with Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport not far behind.

 

Pain-free, baby!

 

There’s a more permanent form of yoga in Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, India.  A series of statues, all situated on a rising spiral, depict the 12 asanas (or, positions) of the ever-popular Sun Salutation.   Click here for an clever instructional animation of these hatha yoga poses.  Click here for an informative Yoga Journal article about the Sun Salutation, or Surya Namaskar.

 

 

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I'm looking forward to our 2020 Around the World journey, especially returning to Petra!
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Around the World Journeys

 

World Wonder journey coming in late October 2022–stay tuned and check out 2020’s itinerary for inspiration!

Asia

 

India

Nepal

  • Oct 31–Nov 9, 2021: Treat, Spay, Love in Nepal–celebrate the dogs of Kathmandu on Kukur Tihar. Coming soon!

Mongolia

Sri Lanka

  • Coming in February 2022!

Bhutan

South America

 

Galapagos

Argentina, Chile & Easter Island

  • December 8–21, 2021: Featuring a TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE!  Coming soon!

Wonders of South America Journeys

  • Jan 6–20, 2022: Patagonia (Argentina and Chile) & Iguazu Falls, coming soon!
  • Late September 2022: Wildlife Wonders of South America, coming soon!
Co-pilot at RetreaTours
"I'd rather be feeding street dogs."
I'm looking forward to our 2020 Around the World journey, especially returning to Petra!
Lauren
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Co-pilot at RetreaTours
"I'd rather be feeding street dogs."
I'm looking forward to our 2020 Around the World journey, especially returning to Petra!
Lauren
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Cultural & Wildlife Journeys

 

Around the World Journeys

Galapagos

Kenya

Mongolia

Nepal

  • Treat, Spay, Love in Nepal–Celebrate Kukur Tihar! Coming soon! Oct 31–Nov 9, 2021:

Sri Lanka

  • Coming in February 2022!

Bhutan

Buddhist Journeys with Tricycle: The Buddhist Review

 

India & Nepal

  • Pilgrimage to India & Nepal: Walking with the Buddha, Oct 10-24, 2021, coming soon

Mongolia

Sri Lanka

  • Coming February 2022, stay tuned!

Ladakh

  • Coming Summer 2022, stay tuned!
Co-pilot at RetreaTours
"I'd rather be feeding street dogs."
I'm looking forward to our 2020 Around the World journey, especially returning to Petra!
Lauren
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"I'd rather be feeding street dogs."
I'm looking forward to our 2020 Around the World journey, especially returning to Petra!
Lauren
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January – March

 

April – June

 

Check back for more exciting journeys!

 

October – December

  • Argentina, Chile, and Easter Island: Featuring a TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE!  December 8–21, 2020 (website coming soon)
  • Pilgrimage to India & Nepal: Walking with the Buddha, October 10–24, 2021
  • Around the World: World Wonders Edition, late October 2022. Website coming soon, but you can see 2020’s itinerary here!

 

 

 

 

 

Co-pilot at RetreaTours
"I'd rather be feeding street dogs."
I'm looking forward to our 2020 Around the World journey, especially returning to Petra!
Lauren
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Co-pilot at RetreaTours
"I'd rather be feeding street dogs."
I'm looking forward to our 2020 Around the World journey, especially returning to Petra!
Lauren
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Co-pilot at RetreaTours
"I'd rather be feeding street dogs."
I'm looking forward to our 2020 Around the World journey, especially returning to Petra!
Lauren
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Co-pilot at RetreaTours
"I'd rather be feeding street dogs."
I'm looking forward to our 2020 Around the World journey, especially returning to Petra!
Lauren
Latest posts by Lauren (see all)
Co-pilot at RetreaTours
"I'd rather be feeding street dogs."
I'm looking forward to our 2020 Around the World journey, especially returning to Petra!
Lauren
Latest posts by Lauren (see all)
Co-pilot at RetreaTours
"I'd rather be feeding street dogs."
I'm looking forward to our 2020 Around the World journey, especially returning to Petra!
Lauren
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Co-pilot at RetreaTours
"I'd rather be feeding street dogs."
I'm looking forward to our 2020 Around the World journey, especially returning to Petra!
Lauren
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