As far as we know, flights have not been grounded due to yoga-practicing passengers…yet. (Maybe yoga practicing peacocks.)
While plenty of airports welcome yoga now, it’s not so common on airplanes, mostly because you have barely enough room to breathe let alone bend your body into various shapes. Also, no passenger wants to be the butt of your asana.
However, where there’s a will, there’s a down dog!
This yogi, named Kate Kay, caused a bit of a ruckus when she dove into her yoga practice in the middle of the aisle on a recent early morning flight. Some of her fellow passengers weren’t pleased with her mile-high practice, but Kay, a photographer and yoga teacher, defends her body’s need to stretch it out on the cramped flight.
“We should all listen to our intuition and allow our health to take prescedence [sic] over our need for validation through others,” she told Fox News.
We hear that. Why should we let other people’s judgements affect our state of wellness? But, this is an interesting one. What’s proper airplane yoga etiquette? We’re all for listening to our bodies (and stretching on long flights), but extending that consciousness to our fellow humans in close quarters is important too, no? What if we ALL wanted to get up and stretch?
Hey, that gives us an idea…who will be the first airline to lead a mass yoga class in the sky?? (Or space? Elon Musk? Just wait.)
What do you think? Yoga on a plane: chill/not chill?
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