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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44 comments

Niharika M.
Niharika M.1 years ago

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

Marianne Good
Past Member 3 years ago

thanks for sharing.

Nimue Pendragon
Nimue Pendragon3 years ago

Excellent idea! :)

Gina M.
Gina M.4 years ago

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!
gina~
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Laura S.
Past Member 4 years ago

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.

Armand B.
Past Member 4 years ago

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

karen collins
karen C.4 years ago

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

Rebecca D.
Rebecca D.4 years ago

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 :)

Brian M.
Past Member 4 years ago

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

Chris P.
Chris P.4 years ago

Interesting. Great way of getting rid of stress.