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Airport Yoga: A New Era

SFO Yoga Room 2On Thursday, January 26, in true San Franciscan revolutionary nature, the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) opened the airport’s own “Yoga Room.” This is the first of its kind in the country. This Zen den is located in Terminal 2, adjacent to the Terminal’s Recompose area. It’s a miniature version of a bona fide studio, equipped with hardwood floors, Yoga mats, and full-length mirrors.

In 2010, SFO, the Bay Area’s largest airport, was voted “North America’s Best Airport” by passengers for its modern and efficient facilities and it’s multi-modal transportation systems. Now, the airport has stepped up its game by inaugurating the first ever Yoga Room in an airport. At the ceremony, Airport Director John L. Martin officially opened the room, designed specifically for travelers to relax and enjoy a transcendent experience before or after flying through the air.

Anyone who has flown knows that nothing sounds better than a nice stretch to fend off the stiffness and maybe even some movement to shake off the stagnation. We’re used to seeing people huddling into the small outside smoking corners of airports in attempts to ward off traveling stress and anxiety, but we all know this only does more harm to the body and soul. Now is the time to replace bad habits with the good. With the grace and goodwill of SFO directors and staff, the Yoga Room has been created to do just that, providing travelers a space to find true peace amidst traveling chaos.

By Vanessa Harris

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  1. Now every airport needs one of these!

  2. Thanks for posting this. Makes me want to have a lay over in SFO.

  3. Anonymous says:

    signs of times when consciousness as reality unfolds as sacred spaces! remembering the time when doing yoga in the prayer room in dubai. half way through my yoga, felt many eyes watching me. realized then that everyone had stopped praying and then were watching me do yoga. after the yoga, there were so many questions from about 10 of them (muslim) in the room. it was inspiring to talk about how liberating yoga was to enable me to feel happy.
    may all the sacred spaces on planet earth awaken higher consciousness as freedom of each to be.


  4. Fitnesswla says:

    I always do yoga stretches while I wait for my plane in the airport.

  5. Outstanding! Yet another reason to travel…a must see and experience.

  6. Gato de Amour says:

    Wonderful news! We are evolving, fellow humans, even while witnessing all of this greed and corruption. I say, “Look for more of these yoga rooms to come. They are a Herald of SANITY in these interesting times.”

  7. Cristina Chandika Magalhaes says:

    FANTASTIC! Hopefully it will happen very soon here
    in the Uk!

  8. Vixenhemlock says:

    you don’t need mirrors to do yoga.

  9. One more reason SFO is voted North America’s best airport!

  10. Wow how amazing, I am happy to see this expand across the globe! I imagend this already happening for a while..Namaste Andrea


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