Yoga on the Move with Anshuka Parwani

It's no surprise that a consistent fitness regimen is part and parcel of staying toned. Whether you’re off globe-trotting or spending the summer in the comfort of your space, keeping your body moving always has its benefits. This International Yoga Day, we spoke to celebrity Yoga instructor, Anshuka Parwani, who lets us in on all the different yoga poses we could ease into during our summer travels (aka shopping trips).

Kapotasana – The Pigeon Pose

Relieve your Hip Tightness

Traveling often involves prolonged sitting, which can lead to tight hips and lower back discomfort. The Pigeon Pose deeply stretches the hip flexors and rotators, releasing tension and improving mobility.

Reduce your Lower Back Pain

By opening the hips, the Pigeon Pose helps alleviate pressure on the lower back, reducing pain and discomfort often experienced during long journeys.

Parshva Sukhasana - Lateral Stretches

Enhance your Spinal Flexibility

Lateral stretches increase flexibility and mobility in the spine, counteracting stiffness from sitting for extended periods. This helps maintain a healthy spine and reduces the risk of back pain.

Boost your Energy and Reduce Fatigue

Stretching the sides of your body improves blood circulation and stimulates the intercostal muscles, leading to increased energy levels and reduced feelings of fatigue while traveling.

Janu Shirshasana – Standing Hamstring Stretches

Prevent Leg Stiffness

This pose stretches the hamstrings, calves, and lower back, preventing stiffness and discomfort in the legs that can result from prolonged sitting.

Improve Circulation

Stretching the hamstrings helps enhance blood flow to the lower extremities, reducing the risk of swelling and promoting overall leg health during travel.

Parivrtta Sukhasana - Seated Twists

Detoxify the Body

Twisting poses stimulate the digestive organs and aid in detoxification, which can be particularly beneficial after consuming travel food and dealing with irregular eating schedules.

Ease your Digestive Issues

Seated twists help massage the abdominal organs, improving digestion and alleviating common travel-related digestive issues like bloating and constipation.

Meditation in Sukhasana

Reduce your Travel Anxiety

Practicing meditation in Sukhasana (Easy Pose) helps calm the mind, reducing anxiety and stress that often accompany travel.

Enhance your Mental Clarity

Meditation promotes mindfulness and mental clarity, making it easier to navigate new environments and handle the challenges of travel with a clear and focused mind.