A wandering soul is a sign of liveliness. Every trip comes with a box full of stories, whether there are stories related to ghost houses or tragedies or happy memories. So many times, our health doesn’t allow us to follow our passion. But you may conquer your dreams by following the voice of your heart.
Living with a chronic illness is not easy. We often feel depleted without any energy left. If you’re facing chronic fatigue symptoms like – fainting, shortness of breath, chest pain, rectal bleeding, severe headache, etc. You must be taking several precautions daily. It feels convenient to take precautions in daily routine, but when you’re travelling these issues may take some serious turns. Especially, when you’re a big fan of hiking and trekking and have done many trekking tours. If you have explored many trekking tours, then you must know the cons of having these problems along with your passion. Don’t let these problems come in the way of your dreams. Try these poses for a good travelling experience:
Yoga Poses to Overcome Fatigue While Traveling
This pose helps in calming our brain and relieves us from stress, anxiety, and mild depression. Our calves and hamstring get a good stretch from this pose. This pose is highly beneficial for relieving insomnia and headache.
How to do:
- Stand erect on your yoga mat with feet parallel to each other. Keep your legs straight and six inches apart.
- Bend forward, intending to touch your forehead to your knees. Make sure your head and torso move together.
- Hold your big toe with a firm grip.
- Keep your knees and elbow straight. Try to touch your head to your knees.
- Inhale and lift the torso. Exhale and bend towards your toes.
- Come back to your position and repeat 4 to 5 times.
Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose):
This pose helps in calming and relaxing our mind which results in a reduction in anxiety and fatigue. This pose gives a good stretch to our cervical spine and neck, which results in less stress. When we perform this pose, our head faces downward and hips are upward, it promotes fresh blood flow in our body, which is highly beneficial for a healthy brain.
How to do:
- Stand on your fours with a table-like structure.
- Gently lift your hips to ensure the inverted V shape structure.
- Make sure your hands are aligned with your shoulders and your legs with your hips.
- Press the hands on the ground with ears touching your inner arms.
- Hold this pose for a few seconds and then return to the table position.
Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose)
This asana helps to make your ankles, buttocks, thighs, abdomen, and spine stronger. This asana is a stress reliever and highly beneficial in fatigue and anxiety. This pose improves our digestion as well and eases us from lower back problems.
How to do:
- Stand in Trikonasana on your right side. Put your left hand on your left hip. Inhale and bend your right knee and move your same foot 12 inches forward. In a meanwhile move your right hand forward and put it on the toe of your right foot.
- Exhale and put your right hand on the floor. Press your hand by straightening your leg. Along with it lift your left leg off the ground. Keep your left leg strong as soon as you find your balance. Make sure your knee caps are not aligned inwards.
- Move your left hip slightly forward while twisting your upper torso towards left.
- Put all your body weight on your left leg. Try to maintain balance with your hands pressed on the floor.
- Try holding this pose for a few seconds. After that, gradually release this pose. Try with the other side.
Ananda Balasana (Happy Baby Pose)
As the name suggests, this asana not only helps in reducing fatigue but also helps in releasing the tension tapped in the lower back. This pose helps in relaxing sacrum. It also calms and relaxes our mind by releasing stress.
How to do:
- Lie on your back and bring both your knees close to your chest.
- Now hold your big toes and make sure you pull your knees inside as you hold your toes. Gently open your hips and legs to deepen the stretch.
- Ensure your head is on the floor and you tuck your chin on your chest.
- Make sure the whole area of your spine must be pressed on the floor including shoulders, back of the neck and your head.
- Try to hold this pose for 30 seconds to a minute.
- Exhale and release this pose. After that, lie down on your yoga mat before performing next asana.
Halasana (Plow Pose)
This pose helps in reducing stress and fatigue. It also helps to calm your brain and give a good stretch to your spine and shoulders. This asana helps our Thyroid glands as well. This asana helps in curing infertility, backaches, sinusitis, headaches, and insomnia.
How to do:
- Lie on the floor with arms facing downward beside your body.
- Take your feet off the ground as you inhale by using your abdominal muscles. Your legs must be perpendicular to your torso.
- You may use your hands to support your hips to lift them off the ground.
- Bring your feet in a 180-degree angle, in such a way that they are over and beyond your head.
- Make sure your back is perpendicular to the ground.
- Try holding this pose for a minute. After that release, the pose as you e
Manmohan Singh is a passionate Yogi, Yoga Teacher and a Traveller in India. He organizes 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh. Manmohan Singh conducts Yoga Teacher Training in India in different cities. He loves writing and reading books related to yoga, health, nature, Himalayas, and Trekking in India.