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Yoga Room Opened at Airport

Yoga Room Opened at Airport

San Francisco International airport has opened a yoga room with a few yoga mats and several chairs. No shoes, food, drinks or cell phones are allowed. Also silence is supposed to be observed in the airport’s yoga room. An official said they are the first airport to offer a yoga facility.

The idea to add such a room came from a passenger who said their newly remodeled terminal only lacked one thing. The SFO airport director also practices yoga, so he agreed and $15,000 to $20,000 was spent converting a former storage room.

Yoga has become increasingly popular in the United States as a regular practice of stress-reduction and relaxation. It can calm the mind, so for passengers who are anxious about flying or even phobic, providing a yoga room could be very helpful to them. Even for people who are comfortable flying, but enjoy the stretching and burning a few calories after sitting in a waiting area or when between flights a yoga room is a sensible addition. Of course, yoga also is also done as physical workout and has fitness benefits.

For business travelers who are constantly going back and forth from coast to coast or from country to country it could help make the trips more comfortable. In 2007 some airports added fitness centers so delayed travelers and those with longer layovers could squeeze in a workout.

Terminal 2 is where the yoga room is located and this area also has an organic restaurant.

Is a meditation room next?

Image Credit: Calbookaddict

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2:00PM PDT on Jul 10, 2014

Thats good news. We need more airports and transit centers doing this ! :)

9:08AM PST on Feb 20, 2013

thanks for sharing.

6:44PM PST on Jan 2, 2013

Excellent idea! :)

10:20PM PDT on Mar 22, 2012

Brilliant! What a creative way to bring positive energy to such a crazy buzzing place. Of course, San Francisco is the first! A trendsetter for all things healthy.

Can't Wait to share this with my clients!

10:20AM PST on Feb 15, 2012

Haha, now that wouldn't make me feel relaxed before going on plane! :D If it works for other people, then I'm happy for them.
I can't imagine leaving cell phone and my stuff out of yoga room. That would stress me out more, wondering if they would be stolen.

4:29PM PST on Feb 13, 2012

Wonderful idea, especially given all the stress involved in flying these days...and of course CA is in the forefront.

5:32PM PST on Feb 8, 2012

Yay, I LoVe YoGa. A MedItaTioN Room SouNds Like A coOl iDeA 2

5:41PM PST on Feb 7, 2012

Love this idea. You know you'll be cramped up on a plane for hours so some stretching out beforehand would make you feel better :)

12:20PM PST on Feb 6, 2012

What a good thing! An acupuncture room might also prove equally beneficial!

10:26PM PST on Feb 5, 2012

Interesting. Great way of getting rid of stress.

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