Travelling long distances can be hard on your body. Taking body breaks can be few and far between. Most people want to get to their destination with as few stops as possible. Here are a few tips to keep the blood flowing if you are the passenger in a car or on an airplane.
1.Sitting up nice and tall, knees bent at a 90 degree angle. Lift your toes and place them down. Lift your heels and place them down. Repeat the toe heel taps 20 times.
2. squeeze your inner thighs together and lift your feet off the ground hold for a count of 5 and lower down. Repeat 10 times.
3.extend your legs out lift your foot and draw the alphabet with your foot then change side.
4. bring the insides of your feet together then put your ankles together.
5. Bring one knee up to your chest rounding out your back hold for 5 breathes and change sides.
6. sitting up nice and tall twist at the waist place your left hand on your right knee then your right hand on the seat behind you. Hold for 5 breathes and repeat on other side.
7. roll your shoulders forward and then back.
8. bring your shoulders up to your ears hold for a breathe then release.
9. Bring your right ear to your right shoulder hold for 5 breathes and repeat on other side.
10. look to the right then down towards your right shoulder hold for 5 breathes and repeat on other side.
11.draw your shoulders in towards your collarbone rounding out your shoulders. Bringing your collarbones together. Then pull your shoulders back squeezing your shoulder blade together. Repeat front and back 5 times each.
12.sitting up nice and tall pull your belly button into your spine to create space hinging forward at the hip, place your hands on the dashboard and walk your fingers forward trying to reach for the windshield. Hold for 5 breathes.
Repeat all of the above every hour or hour and a half that you are in the car or airplane. It will relieve you of sore muscles and fatigue in your body while helping circulation and blood flow.
Of course when you have the chance to get out of the car to stretch your legs. TAKE IT.