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London-based fitness chain FRAME is offering exclusive pre-flight yoga classes for passengers travelling through London Stansted Airport on Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th February 2019.

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Tuesday 5th February 2019  

 16:00pm – 16:20pm

PRE-FLIGHT YOGA

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Wednesday 6th February 2019

 11:00am – 11:20am

PRE-FLIGHT YOGA

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14:00pm – 14:20pm

PRE-FLIGHT YOGA

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16:00pm – 16:20pm

PRE-FLIGHT YOGA

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Thursday 7th February 2019

11:00am – 11:20am

PRE-FLIGHT YOGA

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14:00pm – 14:20pm

PRE-FLIGHT YOGA

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16:00pm – 16:20pm

PRE-FLIGHT YOGA

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Pre-flight Flow Yoga

A yoga class specifically designed to ease the tensions that can build up before a flight.

A gentle flow that focuses on releasing the shoulders and back while also opening the hips to prepare the body for the flight. You will also focus on breath and mindfulness techniques that will arm you with the tools to combat any pre-flight anxiety and keep you calm until you reach your destination.

Open to all levels and no previous yoga experience necessary.

Yoga is for everyone!

No need to bring a mat, just an open mind.

This is a barefoot class.

Event supported Rituals, Super Dry, WHSmiths, Pret, Giraffe, Dixons Stansted Express

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Can't make it to one of our classes?

Pop into our 'Fly Fit with FRAME' studio and speak to a FRAME expert to get personalised tips on how and why to move your body before, during and after a flight. Feel free to come down, lie down and stretch out on a mat (even have a cheeky nap) and release any built-up stress and tension from the body. This is suitable for all ages and abilities. Take time out to reset your body and go with the travel flow.

Studio opening times on the 5th, 6th and 7th of February are 11.45am - 2pm and 2.45pm - 4pm.

Come say hi!

Joan Murphy, fitness expert, CEO and co-founder of FRAME

We all know how important movement is to keep the body and mind healthy, but it's even more important to make sure we do this when flying. Our bodies are under more pressure and blood flow can be restricted if we're stuck in one position for too long. Your blood absorbs less oxygen due to air pressure in the cabin, which can cause headaches and sleepiness and can play havoc with our emotions, leaving us feeling anxious. There are some simple yet really effective things that you can do before, during and after your flight to minimise the unpleasant side-effects of flying and help you get to your final destination feeling less stressed. 

Instructor tips

Terminal laps

It's so tempting to check in your bags and head straight for the bar to sit and drink bubbles for an hour or so before your flight, right? Before you head to the bar, try to walk around as much as possible to keep the blood flowing through the body, taking the stairs where possible. If you are keen to go straight to the bar try standing while you drink instead of sitting.

Stretching

Stretching before a flight will improve in-flight circulation and reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). There are lots of ways to stretch, but let’s be honest most of us will be too embarrassed to drop into downward dog in front of hundreds of fellow travellers, and that’s totally fine. There are more subtle and effective ways to stretch.

Seated hip openers

  1. Take a seat, place your feet flat on the ground in front of you, hip width apart.
  2. Make sure you're sitting up straight with your shoulders down and away from your ears.
  3. Lift your right leg and place your right ankle on your left knee with your right foot flexed.
  4. Keeping your back straight, hinge from the hips and bring your chest slowly toward your lap.
  5. Hold and feel the hip releasing, stay here for 5 long breaths.
  6. Repeat all on the left leg. Feel free to do a couple of sets of this and if you're lucky enough to have extra leg room you can do it in-flight also.

Seated twist

  1. Take a seat, place your feet flat on the ground in front of you, hip width apart.
  2. Keeping your chest proud and your shoulders away from your ears start to twist to the right and bring your gaze over your right shoulder.
  3. Take your left hand and hold on to the side of your right thigh, use it to leverage you deeper into the twist.
  4. Make sure to keep both hips looking forward and your glutes planted into the seat.
  5. Take 5 deep breaths here and release.
  6. Repeat on both sides and feel free to do more than one set.
  7. This move is great for cleansing and rinsing out your organs, which can get clogged when you're sitting for hours.

Seated savasana 

This is a simple but very beneficial pose especially if you're feeling stressed or fatigued. It gives you a moment to breathe, get back into the body and go with the travel flow. 

  1. Sit comfortably in a chair.
  2. Close your eyes and let go of all muscle tension in the body.
  3. Keeping your eyes closed, notice the sensations in the body and let them pass without judgement.
  4. Stay here for as long as you can (minimum 3 minutes) and take deep breaths in and out of the body.
  5. Start to bring awareness back into the body and open your eyes slowly.

Stay hydrated

This might seem like a very obvious one, but unfortunately, lots of people don't drink enough fluids when travelling. During a flight we spend time in a climate-controlled environment where the relative humidity can be as low as 10-15%. To put this into perspective, that's 3 times dryer than the Sahara Desert. If you know that you suffer from anxiety, try to steer away from caffeine and alcohol as this will make the problem a lot worse.