In-Flight Yoga!

Imagine being on a plane and the person next to you starts doing yoga - including headstands!

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This has really made us smile, and we hope it will bring a smile to your face at this start of the weekend too!

Imagine being on a plane and the person next to you starts doing yoga - including headstands! Raad Mobrem, co-founder of was on a busy flight two-and-a-half-hour flight from Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico when a woman in a seat in front of him started to do some yoga. After doing a series of neck stretches, she proceeded to do a headstand on the seat. And why not?! Headstands are proposed to relieve stress, improve focus, improve blood flow to the eyes, increase blood flow to the head and scalp, strengthen the shoulders and arms, improve digestion and help to flush out the adrenal glands, to name just a few potential benefits.

It makes tremendous sense to fit a little yoga session into your flight as sitting still for hours can make the body go numb in certain areas, especially the back, neck, knees and feet. This can result in both stiffness and pain. Furthermore, yoga is great for improving the circulation, which should always be a priority on long-haul flights in particular. We also love the idea of arriving at our destination super-relaxed, deeply focused and ready to be present for whatever we are travelling to :)

Heather Mason

Founder of the Minded Institute, The Minded Institute

Heather Mason is a leader in the field of mind-body therapy and the founder of Yoga Therapy for the Mind. She develops innovative methods for mental health treatment drawing on her robust educational background including an MA in Psychotherapy, an MA in Buddhist Studies, studies in Neuroscience and a current MSc in Medical Physiology.. She is also a 500 RYT, a yoga therapist and an MBCT facilitator. Heather offers various professional trainings for yoga teachers, healthcare professionals and therapists, lectures around the world, and delivers training to medical students. She also develops protocols for different client populations by translating cutting edge research from the psycho-biology and neuro-biology of stress into yoga practices, breathwork, mindfulness interventions and therapeutic holding. Further she is involved in research on the efficacy of these practices, holds the annual UK yoga therapy conference and is blazing the trail for the integration of yoga therapy into the NHS