Since most of us are traveling this Thanksgiving, here are a few simple exercises you can do with your legs while sitting in a plane or car.
- Sit up nice and tall and place your palms on the seat next to your thighs. Plant your left foot firmly on the ground and as you inhale lift your right knee up towards your chest. As you exhale, slowly lower your foot but don't let it touch the ground. Concentrate on keeping your spine long and making the movements slow and with control.
- Repeat this for a total of ten times, then lift your knee up and hold for five complete breaths, and then lower it to the ground.
- Repeat this sequence on the left side.
- Then lift and lower both knees together, ten times, then hold for five breaths, and then hug both knees into your chest to stretch out your lower back.