No membership necessary at the new yoga room at San Francisco airport, though you do require an airplane ticket. London Heathrow’s temporary yoga room was so popular last year that they made it permanent.
Stressed out travelers in Chicago O’Hare, Dallas-Forth Worth, and Burlington, Vermont are also lucky enough to find yoga rooms stocked with mats and other props.
But why stop at airports?
There would be a whole lot less road rage if, instead of billboards, highways in Los Angeles featured places for yoga. Wouldn’t it be great to have a yoga rooms at Costco? (At least on the weekend.)
Instead of People magazines in grocery store lines, what about hints for pranayama breathing? In customs lines, extra room to stretch out. At car dealerships, instead of soap operas on the televisions, what about guided meditation?
But really, the great thing about yoga, is that you don’t need anything special—even a yoga mat—to do it. On my bicycle, on a long ride, I’ll often do cat/cows or arm stretches.
And all of the complicated fancy yoga poses—asanas–all of them together make up just one eighth—one of the eight limbs—of what yoga is about.
The really important part of yoga is that you take it with you wherever you go.
Just don’t be doing savasana—closed eye relaxation—while you’re driving on the freeway.