week I took a (very) short trip to Alpharetta, GA to check in on the Healing Hands team working at the offices of our largest
 corporate wellness
client.  In less than 48 hours I flew to Atlanta,
drove to Alpharetta, checked in on our business operations, took each of the 5
team members out for lunch or coffee, traveled back to Atlanta, and flew back
home.  It was fun, but it was a lot of action in a short amount of time!

Traveling – especially for business trips – can be taxing.  They are often very short, and between coordinating flights, transportation, and meetings, things can get a little stressful.  Heck, sometimes even traveling for vacation can get overwhelming.  No matter how sweet the final destination might be, getting there can be a pain.

However, on my way home I noticed something I had never
seen before at our airport here in Miami: a yoga room!
 How awesome is that?  Which got me thinking…they’re on to something
here. Yoga and mindfulness are becoming more mainstream, and for
good reason.
 Just a few minutes a day can have an
amazing impact on energy levels and brain function.
 A recent study by the CDC found that yoga practice among U.S. workers has more than doubled since 2002.

Clearly airports have caught on to the fact that some of
that aforementioned traveling stress can be mitigated by practicing a few
minutes of mindfulness at any point in your trip.  From
practicing breathing exercises in long security lines to a 15-minute yoga
session once you’re past the security gates, there’s plenty of things you can
do to ease the hustle and bustle of a day of traveling.

So the next time you’ve got a flight to catch, try
practicing some mindfulness strategies.  Or
if you’re lucky enough to have a yoga room in your local airport too, and you find
yourself with a few minutes to spare, give your body some TLC with a few
much-needed stretches before all that cramped time sitting on the plane.  You may find it makes a world of a difference
and leaves you refreshed and ready to take on whatever your travels may bring!

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