Yoga Behind the Wheel
So if you are driving along the highway and you happen to see a person in the next slow moving vehicle bobbing and circling his head in a figure eight, then you might have come across the unique idea in yoga – Drivetime Yoga.
It might seem a bit crazy or enlightening. Consider the number of people furiously running the road trying to cut another two minutes off of their drivetime, while only saving 30 seconds. Now that is crazy!
So when we heard about the release of the Drivetime Yoga book and CD, we just had to find out more about it.
From an article in the North County Times, Elaine Masters a longtime yoga instructor has created a book and CD that guides drivers through yoga inspired stretches and visualizations. In what we read she consulted with psychologists, and physical therapists to provide the statistics and safety of her yoga positions.
Breathing techniques, shoulder rolls, back arches are just a few of the areas that she covers in her CD. According to Ms. Masters “ This is not going to replace yoga or exercise class,” she said. It is to enhance your life and your exercise program. And it can also make you a better driver, because you will be more aware of what is going on around you while staying relaxed.”
Given that “road rage” has caused an increase in automobile accidents and the statistic of “83 percent of commercial drivers will be involved in a aggressive driving incident” Drivetime Yoga could just be one of the best preventative measures to decrease this number.
[tags]heath and yoga, car yoga, yoga practice, relaxation exercises[/tags]