Traveling is a great way to maintain balance in your life, destress, and boost creativity and overall happiness. Traveling also usually means sitting for an extended period of time in a car or on a plane. This routine includes 5 postures and is designed to efficiently counter the negative effects of sitting in just 10-12 minutes. These stretches can also be incorporated into your day on a regular basis to counter sitting at a desk or on a couch.
When we sit our hip flexors are inactive and in a shorted position, our glutes are inactive, our shoulders and spine round, and our chest tightens. These postures are effective at countering sitting because they work to put your body in the opposite position and engage muscle groups that are dormant while you sit.