In this four-part video exclusive from National Geographic Traveller India directed by Anand Jagdish, we have Mumbai-based physiotherapist and Pilates instructor Hemakshi Basu share her easy stretches for travellers, so your trip is gentle on your mind, body and spirit. Best of all, the stretches are easy to remember and subtle enough to be practised unobtrusively in any space. Follow these exercises before, during and after travel and even if you need a nice stretch during a long day at work.
In the first video, “Exercise Tips For When You’re Travelling,” Hemakshi tells you how to lift your luggage while being kind to your knees and back. Workaholics, take notes on the best way to cart around your laptop, and how to support your back and neck when sitting on a long-distance flight or browsing on your tablet or phone. Don’t miss Hemakshi’s excellent tips on ensuring that your pillow and mattress are working to give you a good night’s rest. Press play on the video below, and then click through for 5-minute video guides to staying fit with stretches performed on a chair, on a mat, and while standing.
Also in this series:
Video: Quickie Stretches for Travellers on Long-Distance Flights and Road Trips Easy stretches for your back, calves and hamstrings.
Video: Quickie Exercises For Travellers to Strengthen Your Back Simple exercises that only need a mat.
Video: Quickie Stretches That Help Travellers Unwind After a Long Journey Gentle movements to relieve tightness in your lower body.